Yasmin is a low dose contraceptive pill that uses a combination of drugs: Ethinyl Estradiol and Drosperinone. It is primarily used for preventing pregnancy but has since become the subject of numerous lawsuits because of the danger it may pose to users. Though YAZ differs slightly from Yasmin, both have been the subject of controversy. YAZ gives 3 more days of low dose birth control hormones than Yasmin and was introduced in the US in 2006. Yasmin was introduced in the US market in 2001. The marketing campaign for the product was robust but the medical problems began shortly after YAZ gained popularity.
Yasmin/Yaz are categorically different from other low dose birth control pills. Yasmin was the first contraceptive pill that contained a progestin hormone called drospirenone. Drosperinone is a synthetic version of the progesterone that women produce naturally. Other commonly used contraceptive pills are based on testosterone and tend to lead to weight gain and bloating. This effect is remarkably lower with the use of Yaz/Yasmin.
Use of these contraceptives may affect the level of potassium in blood by increasing the risk of hyperkalemia (elevated blood potassium level) and arrhythmias. Users of these contraceptives also face high risk of thromboembolism (blood clots migrating through the venous or arterial system and causing occlusion). If you have been injured from taking this drug, contact us to discuss your options. We have been representing clients in such high complexity cases for decades. We can offer the legal guidance you may need. Often when a drug becomes widely available and is marketed heavily, the most harmful side effects emerge because tests may not have been adequately done to protect all users. Our lawyers know how to sift through complex data and evidence to find the truth about these products. If your injuries occurred because of a drug company’s negligence or irresponsible actions, we will fight to hold them accountable for your suffering.
The suffering from side effects related to Yasmin can be quite serious. These may include triggering allergic reaction, shortness of breath and chest pain, sudden and severe headache with nausea, blurred vision and numbing sensation in arms. In some cases users have complained of stomach pain, dark colored urine, fever, and fatigue along with liver problems.
German manufacturer of these contraceptives, Bayer, faces several lawsuits filed by aggrieved users. These lawsuits seek compensation for damages caused by the use of Yaz/Yasmin. If you or your loved ones have suffered from side effects of these oral contraceptives then consider filing a lawsuit to pursue compensation for your damages. Our Los Angeles Yasmine or Yaz lawyers have extensive experience in product liability cases and know how to pursue justice and compensation on your behalf.