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Yasmin and Yaz® are dangerous drugs that received FDA approval in 2001 and 2006 respectively, and are still prescribed today. They are birth control pills that were marketed to women based on their additional benefits of fighting acne and preventing weight gain. Both drugs along with their generic version (Ocella and Gianvi) have been linked to very serious and potentially fatal side effects.
Attorney Jerry Taylor has helped many clients fight back against the manufacturers of defective drugs, winning many notable verdicts and settlements. Please call (855) 646-4355 or e-mail the Taylor Law Firm to learn more about our Yaz®/Yasmin experience and how it can help your case.
How Yaz® and Yasmin Work
These oral contraceptives are unique because they combine synthetic recreations of two female hormones,oestrogen and progesterone. To prevent pregnancy, Yaz® and Yasmin infuse a strategic amount of these hormones into the system in order to trick the body into thinking ovulation has already occurred, thereby preventing the egg from being released from the ovaries.
The progesterone substitute or progestin used by Yaz® and Yasmine is drospirenone, what is known as a third-generation progestin. This type of progestin has been associated with a higher risk of blood clots than other forms of hormonal birth control.
Why Yaz® and Yasmin Can Be Dangerous
Both Yaz® and Yasmin are under scrutiny today due to their link to potentially fatal side effects. One notable problem is the increased risk of blood clots, which gives way to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and other health conditions. More than 50 cases of fatal injuries have been reported to the FDA after Yaz®/Yasmin use, along with countless reports of the following side effects:
- Pulmonary embolism
- Blood clots
- Cerebrovascular accidents
- Myocardial infarction
- Heart disease
Yaz ®and Yasmin are associated with instances of clotting that can lead to the health problems listed above if not discovered right away. While many other contraceptives are also associated with a small blot clot risk, Yaz® and Yasmin put women at an unacceptable risk that is too high a price to pay for contraception. The risk is essentially double that of other forms of synthetic progesterone, so high that the consumer advocate group Public Citizen has petitioned the FDA to have them removed from the market..
Not only will we argue that the risk was too high, many of our Yaz®/Yasmin cases blame the drug makers for failing to provide ample warning of their drug’s inherent dangers. We feel that had our clients been made aware of the real dangers of their product, they may have chosen a safer alternative, but instead the manufacturer ran advertisements that claimed the drug could treat conditions it did not treat while minimizing the risks.
Why Choose the Taylor Law Firm for Your Yaz®/Yasmin Case
If you have a claim against the makers of Yaz®/Yasmin/Ocella/Gianvi, Alabama drug attorney, Jerry Taylor is the attorney you want on your side. We have gone up against these drug manufacturers and we know the right questions to ask.
Your Yaz®/Yasmin injuries have affected your quality of life, and we’ll fight for your right to compensation as if you were part of our family. Please don’t let fear keep you from holding negligent drug makers accountable. You are not alone in this fight. We will use all of our resources to achieve justice and get you fairly reimbursed for the harm you have suffered.
If you have taken Yaz® or Yasmin or their generics and you want more information about filing a defective drug lawsuit, please contact our skilled legal team. Our skilled Alabama personal injury lawyer would be honored to work for you to get your family fair compensation for all physical and emotional damage. Serving the areas of Alabama & Mississippi including Pensacola, Mobile, Pascagoula & Gulfport.