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The birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to serious ailments, including blood clots that can lead to strokes, heart attacks and even death. There have also been reports of gall bladder disease and pancreatitis.
Yaz and Yasmin, its precursor, both made by Bayer, and the generic Ocella have grown to become the largest-selling oral contraceptive in the United States. But related health problems have abounded, with reportedly more than 1,500 lawsuits filed to date.
If you or a loved one suffered severe side effects from using Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, including blood clots that led to heart attack or stroke, you should contact a Yaz injury lawyer or a Yasmin lawyer.
Injuries associated with Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella include sudden cardiac death, thrombosis causing strokes, blood clots in the lungs and deep vein thrombosis. In addition to life-threatening blood clots, users of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella have reported gallbladder disease, usually beginning with the formation of gallstones, that has resulted in gall bladder removal surgery.
Such illnesses and deaths have been reported in the news media across the country in otherwise healthy women. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has logged more then 1,700 reports of blood clots connected to Yaz and Yasmin, including pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Other reports show hundreds of serious adverse events and scores of deaths among users of the birth control pills.
Yasmin first came onto the market in 2001, chiefly for birth control but is also used by some women to help with pre-menstrual disorders and to treat acne.
Kline & Specter, PC, with some 30 attorneys, several of whom are also highly skilled doctors, has a record of success in litigating pharmaceutical injury lawsuits such as Yasmin. Call 800-243-1100 to speak with an experienced a Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella attorney today.