Houston Lawyer for Yaz & Yasmin Lawsuits

Birth Control PillsDid you suffer negative side effects from Yaz or Yasmin birth control?

Yaz and Yasmin are both brand names for the birth control prescription Drospirenone. Both Yaz and Yasmin combine drospirenone with a type of estrogen, making them combination pharmaceuticals. Many women were prescribed Yaz and Yasmin because they are 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy and could also treat other medical conditions such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder and moderate acne. Many women have filed dangerous drug lawsuits because of dangerous side effects they experienced as a result of Yaz and Yasmin use. A Houston Yaz & Yasmin injury attorney at Stern Law Group may be able to assist if this describes your situation.

Yaz Side Effects

According to Bayer Pharmaceuticals,

Beyaz and YAZ increase the risk of serious conditions including blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. These can be life-threatening or lead to permanent disability. The risk of blood clots is highest during the first year of use. This increased risk is highest when you first start taking birth control pills and when you restart the same or different birth control pills after not using them for a month or more. Users of drospirenone-containing pills (like Beyaz and YAZ) may have a higher risk of blood clots than users of birth control pills that do not contain drospirenone.

Some of the most severe side effects associated with Yaz are:

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Possible link to cervical dysplasia (pre-cancer)

Yasmin Side Effects

The side effects of Yasmin (generic name: Ocella) are extremely similar to the side effects a woman might experience by taking Yaz or a related oral contraceptive. Some additional health risks include cerebrovascular accidents, myocardial infarction and death. Patients are encouraged to contact their doctors immediately if they experience persistent leg pain, difficulty breathing, partial or complete temporary blindness, chest pain, acute and sudden headaches, physical weakness, slurred speech or jaundice. FDA required Bayer Pharmaceuticals to include a black box warning on Yaz and Yasmin. The warning stated the increased risk of blood clots, stroke and heart attack for women over the age of 35 and women who smoke. Yaz / Yasmin may also pose serious health risks to those already suffering from kidney, liver and adrenal diseases.

Contact Stern Law Group's Houston Attorneys

If you are currently taking or have taken Yaz/Yasmin in the past, then you may be able to file a lawsuit against Bayer Pharmaceuticals or another related party for injuries you suffered from taking this oral contraceptive. Thousands of women have already filed lawsuits, so speak with a Houston injury lawyer at Stern Law Group to see if you qualify. A successful lawsuit could result in financial compensation to pay for your medical costs, pain and suffering, so don't hesitate to contact the firm today!