Lawsuits for Yasmin Birth Control Injuries
The Yasmin lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for users of the Yaz or Yasmin birth control pill, as the drug maker has failed to adequately warn that otherwise healthy young women could face an increased risk of serious health problems caused by Yasmin side effects.
Financial compensation may be available through a Yasmin lawsuit for women who have suffered a:
- Heart Attack or Stroke
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- Gallbladder Disease
- Sudden Death on Yasmin
Yasmin class action lawsuits and individual cases are being reviewed throughout the United States. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation.
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential Yasmin lawsuits for women throughout the United States who have experienced problems that may be caused by use of the birth control pill.
Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combined hormonal oral contraceptive, which is an older version of the popular Yaz birth control. It was originally introduced by Berlex, which has been acquired by Bayer Healthcare, in April 2001. It was the first birth control pill to contain the progestin drospirenone, which is unlike other progestins available in the United States.
After Bayer acquired Berlex in 2006, they began marketing Yaz, a nearly identical drug. Both contain 3mg of drospirenone, with Yaz containing 0.02 mg of ethinyl estradiol per tablet, as opposed to Yasmin, which contains 0.03 mg of ethinyl estradiol per tablet. A generic version, Ocella, is also now available. As a result of aggressive marketing without adequate warnings, the Yasmin family of pills are among the most popular methods of birth control.
The Yasmin problems are linked to the use of drospirenone, which works against the body’s normal regulation of a balance between salt and water. This can cause elevated potassium levels, known as hyperkalemia, which is known to cause serious heart problems and other health issues.
The product labeling and package insert for Yasmin recommend that blood tests be performed to check users potassium level within the first month of use, and such blood tests are not necessary for any other types of birth control pills.
▸ MORE INFORMATION: Yasmin side effects
The prominent consumer advocacy group Public Citizen listed Yasmin as a “Do Not Use” drug in April 2002, citing the following reasons:
- Yasmin side effects caused by drospirenone increase blood levels of potassium, which could result in heart problems and other health concerns
- There is no evidence that the drug is superior to older contraceptives or that the benefits outweigh the risk of Yasmin dangers.
Berlex and Bayer have known about the risk of potential Yasmin problems for some time and multiple studies have established the potential risk of life-threatening injuries. Despite the known risks, the drug makers have continued to market Yasmin without adequate warnings and introduced Yaz, another oral contraceptive containing drospirenone, which also carries the same risks.
YASMIN LAWYERS FOR CLASS ACTION AND INDIVIDUAL LAWSUITS
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential Yasmin lawsuits on behalf of women throughout the United States who have suffered a heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, gallbladder disease, cardiac arrhythmia or sudden death that may have been caused by side effects of Yasmin.
Potential compensation may be available as a result of the drug makers’ failure to warn about the potential Yasmin problems. All cases are reviewed and investigated under a contingency fee, which means that clients of our Yasmin attorneys pay no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.