Yaz and Yazmin (Yasmin) are oral contraceptives (birth control pills) manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceutical
Yasmin and Yaz are oral contraceptives (birth control pills) manufactured for the prevention of pregnancy. Yasmin was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2001, Yaz was approved by the FDA in 2006. Yaz and Yasmin prevent pregnancy by combining estrogen and a synthetic progestin known as “drospirenone”.
Drospirenone is a dangerous drug. According to the FDA birth control pills containing drospirenone may be associated with a significantly higher risk of blood clots or DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) than birth control pills that do not contain drospirenone. Since blood clots move through the body, there may be a threefold increased risk for heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism and even death due to DVT.
Women who are otherwise completely healthy, have experienced injuries and side effects after taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella. In fact, Yasmin and Yaz have been linked to fifty deaths and hundreds of injuries.
Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit settlements have reached $402 million, Bayer AG pays out an average of $212 thousand per Yaz and Yasmin case, and has put aside a reserve of $610.5 million to settle Yaz and Yasmin cases.
Steve Maher – an experienced MDL attorney represents women who have been harmed by Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. Steve does not represent drug manufacturers or insurance companies, Steve represents you and your loved ones. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or even death as a result of Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella use, contact The Maher Law Firm for a free case evaluation.