Lawsuits concerning the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill, which increases the risk of blood clots in its users, have increased. The lawsuits, which have been consolidated to a mutli-district litigation court, have risen from 9,961 in the Spring to 9,998 by the middle of July.
The birth control brands Yaz and Yasmin, along with Ocella, have been widely used by women across the country, but they are also increasing the risk of devastating side effects; in addition to blood clots, users can also develop depression, confusion, chest pain, gallstones and other disabling symptoms. The drug in the birth control pills, drospirenone, has received scrutiny from health officials; the FDA has recently mandated labeling on all contraceptives with drospirenone as an ingredient to warn consumers of the risk of blood clots from taking the drug.
Drugs of any kind can be dangerous, and consumers should be informed of the potential terrible side effects and health complications that can result from taking birth control or any other type of pharmaceutical. If you’ve been injured or made ill by a prescription or other type of drug, you should consider speaking to an injury attorney. Our personal injury law firm has years of experience with dangerous drugs and other defective or faulty products, including Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills; we’ve seen the medical and health complications that can result from a company’s or corporation’s poorly-designed or dangerous products, and our injury attorneys know how to argue your cause to secure the legal compensation to which you are entitled.