Yaz and Yasmin
Nationwide Representation for Yaz- and Yasmin-Related Injuries
If you or someone you love has been injured by Yaz or Yasmin, the Yaz and Yasmin attorneys at Aaron M. Levine & Associates can provide the legal help you deserve. This popular drug is a birth control pill manufactured by the Bayer Corporation. In addition to being marketed as a contraceptive, Bayer also marketed the drug for noncontraceptive purposes such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and acne.
Unfortunately, thousands of women who took this drug suffered dangerous cardiovascular or blood clot-related side effects, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), clots in the legs and in the lungs, pulmonary embolism (PE), heart attack and stroke (CVA). In severe cases, this drug can lead to permanent injuries, such as gallbladder removal or death.
For more than 50 years, our lawyers have successfully handled many cases involving defective drugs. Our firm represents individuals throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Washington, as well as across the United States. We can provide experienced and individualized representation in your lawsuit.
Dangerous Yaz and Yasmin Side Effects
Yaz or Yasmin are different from other types of low dose birth control pills (BCP). Both Yaz and Yasmin contain a progestin hormone, drospirenone (DRSP), which is a synthetic progesterone.
On October 27, 2011, the FDA released its study findings on the risk of cardiovascular disease in combined hormonal contraceptives, such as Yaz or Yasmin. This study found that all the DRSP-containing BCPs, including Yaz and Yasmin, were associated with a significantly higher risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) compared to standard low dose birth control pills. This risk was particularly higher for women 10 to 34 years of age. Additionally, for women 35 to 55 years of age, DRSP was associated with a significantly higher risk of ischemic stroke or a heart attack.
Women need to be aware of the serious and dangerous risks posed by Yaz and cardiac problems. Life-threatening Yaz side effects can occur in women with no prior history of blood clots or other cardiovascular problems. If you feel that you have suffered harm as a result of taking this drug, our lawyers will thoroughly review your case and let you know if you have a claim.
Call for a Consultation With a Yaz Side Effects Attorney
For more information about the potential side effects and risks of this drug,contact our Yaz and Yasmin lawyers online or call 888-564-9305 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. We can help give you the assertive representation you deserve.
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