In Australia, women who claim to have been injured by the contraceptive drugs Yaz and Yasmin, both developed and manufactured by Bayer, are in the beginning stages of filing a class action lawsuit. According to an article from The West Australian, two Australian women who have filed a Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit claim that the blood clots in their lungs were the result of taking Bayer’s contraceptives.
One of the women profiled for the article urged increased awareness about the side effects of both contraceptives, as there have been a number of injuries, and even fatalities, linked to Yaz and Yasmin.
The British Medical Journal published a study in 2011 examining the risk of blood clot formation, or venous thrombosis, in patients taking oral contraceptives. The study observed that the risk of blood clot formation increased fivefold when comparing those taking an oral contraceptive and those not taking this type of drug. There is clearly, then, an inherent risk already associated with use of oral contraceptives.
Though according to The British Medical Journal study, some oral contraceptives come with higher risks of blood clot formation than others, such as oral contraceptives containing the hormone levonorgestrel. This type of hormone is found in both Yaz and Yasmin.
In addition to blood clots, other Yaz and Yasmin side effects include heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, and brain hemorrhage.
As a national law firm representing women who allege that their injuries and suffering are the result of Yaz or Yasmin use, Carey Danis & Lowe strongly agrees that an increased awareness of the serious Yaz and Yasmin side effects is important and necessary. Carey Danis & Lowe Yaz and Yasmin lawyers work hard to win our clients a day in court and compensation for undue suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured by Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation and for assistance with filing a Yaz lawsuit, Yasmin lawsuit, or an Ocella lawsuit.
Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519, or by submitting a personal injury claim form.References: Pharmaceutical litigation, Yaz/Yasmin