Yaz and Yasmin Gallbladder Problems
UPDATE: Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is no longer accepting cases for women who suffered a gallbladder injury after using Yaz, Yasmin or another drospirenone-based birth control pill. Potential claims are only being accepted for women who suffered a blood clot injury, such as a pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, heart attack or other thromboembolism.
In addition to the potential risk of serious and potentially life-threatening blood clots, many otherwise healthy young women who have used the birth control pill Yaz or Yasmin have experienced painful gallbladder problems that could ultimately require surgery for gallbladder removal.
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The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential Yaz and Yasmin gallbladder lawsuits for women throughout the United States. Cases are also being pursued for women who have suffered severe blood-clot related injuries resulting in heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or death.
The makers of Yaz and Yasmin knew or should have known about the risk of gallbladder complications associated with their birth control pill, yet failed to adequately warn about the problems.
Yasmin was approved in 2001 with a combination of drospirenone, a progestin, and ethinyl estradiol, an estrogen. Yaz was approved five years later in 2006, and it is essentially the same drug, but contains a slightly higher amount of estrogen.
Before the introduction of Yasmin, no other birth control pill was marketed in the United States with drospirenone, which is unlike other progestins available. It is a diuretic, which creates unique risks with Yaz and Yasmin and could lead to serious gall bladder problems like gallbladder disease.
The gallbladder aids in the digestive process and concentrates bile produced in the liver. Symptoms of Yaz or Yasmin gallbladder problems could include:
- Pain or discomfort in the upper right side of the abdomen
- Abdominal Bloating
Despite substantial evidence of the potential Yaz and Yasmin gallbladder side effects, Bayer has sold the birth control pills without adequate warnings, exposing women to permanent and painful injuries. This may entitle women who have suffered an injury to financial compensation.
YASMIN AND YAZ GALLBLADDER LAWSUITS
The Yaz and Yasmin attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential cases on behalf of women who used the birth control pills and have been diagnosed with:
- Gallbladder Disease
- Gallbladder Complications
- Heart Attack
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
To review a potential case on behalf of yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.