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Yaz, Yasmine, and Ocella Birth Control Injuries

 

Yaz (droperinone & ethinyl estradiol) is a once-a-day birth control pill that was first approved by the FDA in March 2006 to prevent unwanted pregnancy. In October 2006, approval was expanded to include treatment of the emotional and physical symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), which is a more severe version of PMS that interferes with daily activities. In January 2007, it was also approved to treat moderate acne in women who already desire birth control.

Known as a combined oral contraceptive, Yaz contains ethinyl estradiol (estrogen that affects the release of eggs) and drospirenone (progestin that interferes with the lining of the uterus). Drospirenone is unique to Yaz, Yasmin and generic Ocella, making these newer birth control pills potentially more dangerous than other oral contraceptives.

Drospirenone can increase blood potassium levels, known as hyperkalemia, which can result in the Yaz heart problems and other side effects. Individuals who have pre-existing kidney, liver and adrenal disease could be particularly susceptible.

Yaz, which is nearly identical to Yasmin birth control, is a newer type of oral contraceptive sold by Bayer, which was unfortunately marketed with inadequate warnings about its serious and potentially life-threatening side effects.

Women may be entitled to financial compensation through a Yaz settlement if they have suffered from a:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sudden death

The Trial Professionals have experience in complex litigation and are currently reviewing potential Yazmin and Yaz lawsuits involving non-smoking women ages 35 and under. We work to win clients financial compensation to help lessen medical expenses and emotional distress.

The experienced Florida Yaz lawyers at The Trial Professionals offer free evaluations of potential lawsuits by users of the Yasmin or Yaz birth control pill. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. Contact The Trial Professionals today to speak to a Florida Yaz attorney.

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