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Yaz and Yasmin are widely prescribed birth control medications. But some women who take the contraceptives can experience unintended serious health complications, including heart problems, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, blood clots in the legs and lungs and other vascular problems.
If you have experienced unintended side effects while taking Yaz or Yasmin, you should talk to a defective drug lawyer at the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney. Makers of prescription medications have a legal duty to make and sell safe products. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have more than three decades of experience helping Florida families and individuals overcome personal injuries caused by defective drugs. Turn to an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer with the resources to identify injuries caused by Yaz and Yasmin. The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, focuses on helping victims of personal injuries, including those harmed by defective drugs in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a defective pharmaceutical attorney at the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, or fill out our online contact form.
Women taking oral contraceptives have a reasonable expectation that the drugs they take will be safe and effective when used as intended. Yaz and Yasmin are fourth-generation contraceptives and contain a combination of estrogen and a synthetic progestin called drospirenone that work to block ovulation. But according to the Los Angeles Times, more than 1,100 women have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin, alleging the contraceptives caused unintended health problems such as blood clots in the deep veins (deep vein thrombosis), strokes, heart attacks and gallbladder disease. If you have been harmed by Yaz or Yasmin, you may have a legal right to seek compensation.
Federal drug regulators approved Yasmin for sale in the U.S. in 2001. Yaz came onto the market in 2006. Yaz, which contains a lower dosage of estrogen, is now the top-selling birth control pill in the U.S. Both Yaz and Yasmin carry boxed warnings—the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s strongest kind of warning label, alerting patients to potential health complications. Drospirenone, a synthetic progestin, can cause over-production of potassium, a condition known as hyperkalemia. Excess potassium can damage the nervous system and increase the risk of serious heart problems, such as irregular heartbeats and cardiac arrest.
Under an agreement with the federal drug regulators and the attorneys general of 27 states, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, maker of Yaz, ran a $20 million ad campaign in 2009 to correct previous misleading ads that overstated the benefits of Yaz while downplaying its potential risks.
Yasmin poses a higher risk of complications to patients with kidney disease, liver disease and adrenal disease.
If you or a family member has suffered heart problems, high blood pressure, blood clots or other health complications while taking Yaz or Yasmin, contact a defective medical products lawyer at the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. My legal practice focuses on representing victims of serious injuries caused by the negligence of others, including manufacturers of defective drugs. My legal skill has received the highest AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized national legal directory.
I take pride in leading a team of hard-working attorneys, paralegals and staff who provide caring, one-on-one service to clients across South Florida and the Treasure Coast. We will evaluate your Yaz or Yasmin injury at no charge and explain your legal options. If we go to work for you, we will not charge any attorney fees unless we secure compensation for you.
Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a Yaz health complications attorney at the law offices of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, or fill out our online contact form.
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