Yaz and Yasmin


What is Yaz

Yaz is birth control that comes in pill form, it contains a synthetic hormone called “Drospirenone”.  Yaz is also sold under the brand names – Yasmin, Yasminelle, Beyaz, Ocella, Zarah, and Angeliq, all of these birth control pills are combination products of drospirenone with an estrogen such as ethinylestradiol.

Women taking or who have taken birth control pills that contain drospirenone have a sevenfold risk of developing blood clots compared to women who take birth control pills that contain levonorgestrel (a synthetic progestogen).

Even though Yasmin was the first birth control pill to contain drospirenone, when Yaz hit the U.S. market In 2006 it quickly became one of the most popular froms of birth control.

Bayer (the manufacturer of Yaz) marketed Yaz as a treatment for acne and PMS (premenstrual syndrome), making it appealing to women seeking answers to these problems.  (Later, Yasminelle, Beyaz, Ocella, Zarah, and Angeliq quickly followed suit.) Although the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) did not approve Yaz as a treatment for acne and PMS, it approved Yaz as a form of oral contraceptive (birth control pill), as a treatment for PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and to help treat moderate acne.  According to the FDA, Bayer marketed Yaz incorrectly by wrongly suggesting that Yaz was approved to treat PMS and acne at any level of severity.  The FDA also accuses Bayer of downplaying the risks that Yaz posed.

Today there are more than 10,000 U.S. patients who have filed lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, making it necessary to appoint multi-district legislation (MDL) attorneys to handle all of the Yaz cases.

Steve Maher is a court appointed Yaz MDL attorney.  To contact Steve Maher, call The Maher Law Firm at 1-886-481-8667


What is Yaz, Yasmin?

Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives that help prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary)

Yaz and Yasmin can cause changes in your uterine lining and cervical lining.  This change make it harder for sperm to reach the uterus, therefore making it harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

Yaz and Yasmin have been used to treat health problems as well, including, but not limited to:

  1. Moderate acne in women who are at least 14 years of age or older and who have started their menstrual periods, and symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Lack of Energy
  • Sleep or Appetite Change
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Joint or Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Weight Gain

Yaz and Yasmin contain estrogen (in the form of ethinyl estradiol) and Progestin (in the form of the synthetic hormone drospirenone)

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has concluded that birth control pills (Oral Contraceptives) containing Drospirenone have a 74% increased risk  for blood clots or venous thromboembolism.

Yaz and Yasmin have also been known to cause heart attacks, strokes, and deep vein thrombosis- just to name a few.

Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to 50 deaths in women as young as 17 and hundreds of injuries.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has yet to issue a Yaz recall.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries.  The Maher Law Firm and Frank M. Eidson would like to help.  We invite you to contact our trial tested Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella Lawyers today.