Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz & Ocella
Billed as “miracle drugs” only a few years ago, the birth control drugs Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella, have now been shown, according to the FDA, to triple the rate of serious blood clots, when compared to other birth control medicines.1 They can cause a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a pulmonary embolism (PE), gallbladder damage, heart attacks, strokes and death. The defective drug lawyers at Hannon Legal Group are experienced in the litigation of these cases.
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz, Yasmin, and Beyaz, first claimed that these birth control pills would not only be reliable, but also relieve the strain of PMS and prevent acne. Bayer then profited as the pills became widely popular, used by tens of millions of women worldwide. Soon after their introduction, the drug maker was making more than $2 billion a year off of Yaz, Yasmine, and Beyaz. They were so popular and worth so much that a generic version, Ocella, was introduced.
These drugs, along with Ocella, now no longer a generic, contain progestin drospirenone, often called drsp. This is a diuretic, which can lead to hyperkalemia (elevated potassium levels), which disrupts your heart’s natural rhythm and slows down the blood flowing through your body. This can lead to blood clots which cause permanent injury and can even be fatal, especially if they reach the lungs. The FDA has stepped in and Bayer now faces thousands of lawsuits – both from women who have become sick as well as the families of women who have died. Settlements are forcing the drug manufacturers to pay out to victims in the millions.
ABC News cautions women to talk to their doctor before making any choice of a birth control pill.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to Yas, Yasmin, Beyaz or Ocella, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Defective Drug attorney at Hannon Legal Group today for a free consultation regarding your rights.