Yaz Yasmin Ocella Birth Control Blood Clot Injuries

Yaz Birth Control Injuries

The birth control injury lawyers at Arentz Law Group, P.C. are currently investigating a number of lawsuits where women suffered serious injury or even death as a result of taking certain birth control pills. Women who have developed serious health problems such as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz, Yasmin, or other similarly formulated birth control pills may be eligible for significant financial compensation.

Yaz Problems

Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are combined oral contraceptives, meaning that they combine a number of hormones to prevent pregnancy. Yaz contains ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone, a hormone that is unique to Yaz, Yasmin, and other “fourth-generation” birth control pills. Drospirenone is a synthetic progestin that can raise potassium levels in the body, causing a condition known as hyperkalemia; Drospirenone has also been found to significantly increase the risk of venous blood clot injury. Our Yaz lawyers are familiar with a number of cases where women have suffered serious injury as a result of Yaz side effects, such as:

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Gallbladder stones or gallbladder disease
  • Heart attack
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Stroke
  • Sudden death

Yaz Lawsuits

Many women who have suffered from serious Yaz side effects have opted to file pharmaceutical product liability or defective products lawsuits in pursuit of compensation for damages such as the cost of medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  These suits are based on similar claims against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its subsidiary, Berlex, Inc., alleging that these pharmaceutical manufacturers:

  • Failed to provide sufficient warning to the medical community and women regarding potential Yaz side effects risks
  • Failed to conduct thorough testing of Yaz before it was placed on the market
  • Exercised negligence in failing to recall Yaz after the unreasonably high rate of side effects was discovered
  • Marketed Yaz aggressively despite the known dangers that this drug poses to women, placing profit over patient safety

Contact a Yaz Attorney

If you or a woman you love has suffered blood clots, serious injury, or death after taking Yaz, and you are considering pursuing compensation for your injury.  It is important to contact a birth control injury lawyer right away, as time to file is limited. The Yaz lawyers at our firm are highly experienced in this type of litigation, and can stand by you until you recover the full compensation to which you are entitled.  Our offices can be reached anytime, day or night, by calling 1-800-305-6000 or by submitting the contact form found on this page

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