Alabama Yaz & Yasmin Injury Lawyers
The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC continues to prosecute claims on behalf of women who used the oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, and who suffered injuries as a result. Studies have shown that these drugs are linked to heart attacks, stroke, pulmonary emoblisms, deep vein thrombosis, and even death. Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are manufactured by global health care company Bayer Healthcare.
Yaz Yasmin Ocella Background
Yaz®, Yasmin®, and Ocella are popular birth control pills. Additionally, women have also been prescribed these drugs for the treatment of emotional and physical symptoms of PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and moderate acne. Yaz and Yasmin are made by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ocella is the generic version of Yaz. All three of these drugs were approved by the FDA. Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella use the unique hormone DRSP (drospirenone) which may increase potassium levels in the body leading to severe complications.
Yasmin and Yaz Causes Heart Problems and Other Serious Medical Conditions
Yaz contains a synthetic type of progestin called drospirenone. This ingredient, not used in any other birth control pill approved in the United States, has been linked to hyperkalemia, a condition caused by excessive amounts of potassium in the blood, which may lead to serious heart problems, as well as other medical conditions. Yasmin and Yaz are low estrogen oral contraceptives. Yasmin was approved in the U.S. in 2001, while Yaz, which contains even less estrogen, was approved in 2006. Together, the pills generated approximately $1.8 billion for Bayer HealthCare last year alone.
Yaz Yasmin Ocella Side Effects
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a third warning to Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. regarding what it termed as "misleading" advertising. This most recent warning was issued following reports linking the manufacturer's popular oral contraceptives with life-threatening injuries, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, kidney failure and even death.
FDA warning letters indicated that Yaz ads made exaggerated claims about the drug's benefits and failed to mention important side effects. As a result of increased FDA pressure, Bayer has agreed to spend $20 million on a corrective advertising campaign, but maintains that the pills do not pose any additional health risks than other oral contraceptives. The most common conditions that may be associated with the use of Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella include:
- Gallbladder disease
- Pulmonary embolism
- Liver disease
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pancreas - increased potassium levels
- Kidney failure
- Heart Attack
- Blood Clots
- Liver tumor
Contact Alabama Yaz Yasmin Ocella Injury Attorneys if you suffered any of the side effects noted above after Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella use, you may have a defective product claim against Bayer Healthcare, Inc. Call our Birmingham, Alabama, offices today for a free consultation at 1 - (800) 200-3604.
Our toll-free number is 1 - (800) 200-3604. Do not wait another day and risk losing your claim. The attorneys at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC continue to accept Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella clients and we continue to file lawsuits nationwide. Due to your injury, you may be able to recover damages (monetary compensation) for your pain, suffering, and medical treatment expenses.
The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC's experienced injury trial lawyers have extensive experience with product liability claims, specifically those involving defective and dangerous drugs.
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The Yaz side effect lawyers at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC, have a proven track record of success in helping our clients obtain compensation for injuries resulting from the use of dangerous medications like Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella. Our experienced team of legal professionals and Yaz lawyers has been helping dangerous drug injury victims for years. We are dedicated to achieving real justice for the clients we serve can assure them that we will work diligently to achieve a satisfactory result.
Alabama Yaz and Yasmin Statute of Limitations
Alabama has a two year statute of limitations on filing certain product liability and personal injury claims. It takes time to acquire medical records and draft pleadings, so please do not delay in contacting us if you have any concern that your injury may have been caused by Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella.
Additional News About Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella:
- Jan 12, 2012: Watchdog Group seeks another vote on bloodclot risk for contraceptives - Reuters.com
- Nov 21, 2011: Bayer May Have Pitched Birth-Control Pill for Unapproved Use - Bloomberg.com
- Oct 26, 2011: Study: Yaz Has Higher Risks of Blood Clots- NY Times