Yaz and Yasmin, two of the most widely used birth control pills in the U.S., have had devastating side effects on some women. These popular drugs may have caused thousands of women to suffer life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, pulmonary embolism, blood clots and stroke.
Yaz and Yasmin have generated billions of dollars in sales for their principal manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Early evidence suggests Bayer failed to fully research the side effects of these birth control pills and warn women who may have taken Yaz or Yasmin. Instead, Bayer focused on aggressively marketing Yaz and Yasmin without taking proper or appropriate precautions to ensure consumer safety. As a result, the FDA ordered Bayer to make corrections regarding their advertisements and practices concerning the dangerous drugs. Bayer’s original advertisements for Yaz and Yasmin prescription drugs claimed that the drugs were great for birth control, acne problems and premenstrual syndrome. In reality, based on scientific studies and case reports, Yaz and Yasmin only helped certain kinds of acne and did nothing to treat Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
Serious and devastating effects that may occur after taking Yaz or Yasmin include:
- Deep-vein blood clots
- Stroke: a blood clot in the brain
- Pulmonary embolism: a blood clot in the lungs
- Heart attack
If you or a loved one has experienced blood clot-related complications from Yaz or Yasmin, you should contact the pharmaceutical drug attorneys at Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC. We have extensive knowledge of Food and Drug Administration regulations and product liability law, and we can put it to use protecting the rights of patients like you.
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