Yaz / Yasmin - Blood Clots (DVT/PE/Stroke)
Lawsuits for YAZ and Yasmin in Kansas City
If you were prescribed YAZ or Yasmin and suffered serious side effects, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the manufacturer or your physician for prescribing the oral contraceptive. Some of the serious side effects that may be associated with these pills include: stroke, heart attack, blood clots, high blood pressure, liver tumors, gallbladder disease and breast cancer. There are other less serious side effects that may be experienced. Not all patients will experience these side effects, but if you do, you should inform your physician immediately and should consider discussing the matter with an attorney.
A Kansas City pharmaceutical litigation lawyer at our law firm can talk to you about your legal options. You may have grounds for a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer, meaning you may be able to recover financial compensation for the injuries you have experienced. This will generally vary on a case by case basis, so it is important to talk to a lawyer about your unique situation.
YAZ and Yasmin are all forms of the oral contraceptive drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. These drugs are slightly different than other forms of birth control pills in that they contain progestin drospirenone, a hormone that may increase potassium levels. YAZ and Yasmin are made by the drug manufacturer Bayer. These birth control pills are designed to prevent pregnancy as well as to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), which is a serious form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). YAZ has been FDA-approved as an oral contraceptive and to treat women suffering from PMDD as well as for the treatment of moderate acne. YAZ is not approved to treat PMS.
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