If you took Yaz or Yasmin and had a stroke, pulmonary embolism,
or developed clots, you have legal options.
Yaz and Yasmin are low estrogen oral contraceptives, more commonly known as birth control pills. They are taken to prevent pregnancy. They are also used to treat moderate acne in women who are at least 14 years old and have started having menstrual periods, and who wish to use birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. Yaz treats the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), such as anxiety, depression, irritability, trouble concentrating, lack of energy, sleep or appetite changes, breast tenderness, joint or muscle pain, headache, and weight gain. If you or a loved one was injured while taking Yaz you may be entitled to a cash settlement. Please complete the form and one of our attorneys will contact you - or call 1-800-LAW-FIRM now. Yaz and Yasmin both contain drospirenone, a type of progestin. There are grave risks posed by the use of this type of progestin, which Yaz’s manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Bayer) chose to play down to potential female consumers in its advertising. As a result, the FDA reprimanded Bayer for its misleading advertising, and now the company faces thousands of claims from women injured using Yaz or Yasmin without complete knowledge of the potential side effects. Drug makers are obligated to make sure that the medications that they manufacture are free from defect and are not dangerous for users. They also must specify how the drug must be used and notify users of the possible side effects and risks that can arise. Yaz and Yasmin can cause blood clots, stroke, kidney failure, gallbladder problems, liver problems, pancreas problems and a rare condition known as hyperkalemia. Yaz and Yasmin are also intended to be prescribed to prevent pregnancy, they should not be prescribed solely to treat PMDD or to prevent acne. These drugs also have not been proven to treat PMS. Today, Yaz and Yasmin remain available to the public, however, Bayer can no longer air television ads that do not disclose the true risks of taking Yaz and Yasmin. The FDA has mandated new, medically accurate television advertisements be aired.
To date, over 129 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer regarding Yaz and Yasmin.
NuvaRing® is marketed towards young women as an easy and safe alternative to oral contraceptives. Unlike contraceptives such as the pill that must be taken daily, the NuvaRing® is marketed as requiring minimal upkeep because it is replaced monthly. While these benefits are prominently featured on the NuvaRing® website, consumers need to be aware of the complications that can arise while taking this drug. If you have used the Nuvaring® contraceptive and experienced adverse reactions you may be entitled to a cash settlement. Please complete the form and one of our attorneys will contact you, or call 1-800-LAW-FIRM now. One of the active hormones in NuvaRing® is desogestrel, which studies have shown doubles the incidence of blod cots in women. The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen first brought the dangers of this drug to the attention of the FDA in 2007 calling for the removal of many oral contraceptives including NuvaRing from the market. This call for action was backed up with information from studies that dated as far back as 1995. Since then NuvaRing has been linked to other serious and life threatening medical conditions.
Mirena birth control first gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration in 2000 and is aimed at women who have already had at least one child. Mirena is a small implantable device which slowly releases low amounts of hormones to prevent pregnancy and lasts up to 5 years. Unfortunately for those who received this device, the manufacturer may have sold their product without properly warning women about the risk of serious, potentially fatal complications. The Mirena Intra-Uterine Device is designed to be implanted by a medical professional and left in the body for up to 5 years to prevent pregnancy before being removed by a medical professional. However, many doctors have begun to report that in many instances the device has punctured or embedded in the uterine wall. This can result in serious painful side effects like, internal scarring, infection or damage to internal organs. There have also been reports of the Mirena device migrating through the uterine wall and to other parts of the body which can cause abscesses, adhesions and intestinal obstruction. Many times serious surgery is the only way to repair the damage, and even then the damage may already be permanent, potentially resulting in the inability to have any more children in the future. We at 1-800-Law-Firm are currently investigating potential lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer of Mirena. We believe that the manufacturer should be held accountable for the pain and suffering women who received the device have been forced to endure.