Wrongful Death Attorneys for Yaz and Yasmin

A number of serious and life-threatening health problems caused by side effects of Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella birth control could result in death, such as a blood clot, heart attack, stroke, blood clot, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.

Please note that the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer taking on new cases involving Yaz/Yasmin. The content on this page is provided for informational purposes only.

The wrongful death lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. were reviewing potential Yaz lawsuits, Yasmin lawsuits, Beyaz lawsuits and Ocella lawsuits as a result of the drug makers’ failure to adequately warn about the potential risk that users could suffer fatal health problems.

Compensation may be available through a Yaz / Yasmin wrongful death lawsuit for families of women who died from side effects of the birth control pills.

New cases are no longer being accepted by Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.


Yaz and Yasmin, which both combine ethinyl estradiol with a new progestin drospirenone, are manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and heavily marketed to young women to prevent unwanted pregnancy while providing other benefits, such as treatment of moderate acne and severe emotional and physical symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), which is a more severe version of PMS.  A generic Yasmin version, marketed as Ocella birth control, is marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Drospirenone is a “fourth generation” progestin, which had never been used in an oral birth control product in the United States before Yasmin was first introduced in 2001. 

The drug works against the body’s normal regulation of a balance between salt and water, which can cause elevated potassium levels, known as hyperkalemia, which is known to cause serious heart problems and other health issues, which has resulted in death for many users of Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella.

As early as April 2002, the risks associated with drospirenone were well known and the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen listed Yasmin among its “DO NOT USE” drugs, due to the risk of heart problems and death. The group also pointed out that there is no evidence that Yasmin is any better than older, safer contraceptives that were already on the market.

Over 50 reports of Yasmin or Yaz deaths were reported to the FDA between the first quarter of 2004 and third quarter of 2008, according to several Yasmin wrongful death lawsuits filed in various state and federal courts throughout the country.  The fatalities involved women as young as 17 years old and included cardiac arrests, pulmonary embolisms and strokes, with elevated levels of potassium in the blood frequently reported.

In many cases, these deaths of Yasmin and Yaz users may have been avoided if the manufacturer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, had provided adequate warnings about the increased health risks associated with their product, or conducted proper medical studies to better understand the side effects of Yaz and Yasmin before the pills were sold to the public.


The loss of a loved one, especially at an early age, can have a devastating impact on the surviving spouse, parents and children.  Wrongful death benefits may be available if the loss was caused by Yaz or Yasmin side effects that the drug maker failed to properly warn about, such as:

The Yasmin and Yaz wrongful death attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously investigated potential claims for families throughout the United States and there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. 

New cases are no longer being accepted by Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.