What is Yasmin/Yaz?
Yasmin and Yaz are oral birth control medications. Both of these contraceptives are manufactured by Bayer. Ocella is the generic equivalent of Yasmin. Yasmin birth control pills were approved for distribution in the United States in 2001. Since its introduction Yasmin/Yaz has become the top selling birth control pill in the United States.
What is the problem with Yasmin/Yaz?
Yasmin/Yaz is a birth control medication that combines estrogen and progestin drospirenone. Yasmin/Yaz has been associated with an increased risk of:
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Cardiac arrest
- Gallbladder problems
What should I do?
If you experience any of the following symptoms you should contact your physician immediately:
- Severe chest pain
- Severe headache
- Sudden, unexplained vision problems
- Abnormal swelling or pain in the arms and legs
- Sudden and unusual numbness or weakness
- Abdominal or stomach pain
What is O’Connor Acciani & Levy doing?
The attorneys at O’Connor Acciani & Levy are investigating the reported links of severe, disabling and life threatening events listed above to the use of Yasmin/Yaz and Ocella. We are accepting cases and expect to vigorously pursue claims involving the serious and life threatening injuries associated with the use of these contraceptives. Our attorneys will be happy to discuss your potential case. You are invited to contact our office at 513-842-9029, or toll free at 877-288-3241 to arrange a free consultation.
Court costs and case expenses by law are responsibility of the client.