Yasmin Lawsuits and Birth Control Side Effects
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Sep 11, 2009 in Defective Drug
Birth control is an industry that reaches well into the billions in terms of annual revenue thats generated for companies of all types. Obviously, people have innumerable reasons for controlling and preventing unwanted pregnancies, and as the medical science field continues to advance itself by way of research and development coupled with slick marketing tactics, more and more medication is becoming prevalent, particularly within the realm of birth control.
One such medication is known as Yasmin, which is also known as Yaz and Yas by many, and its been on the market since 2001, when it applied for and received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since then, the product has not only sold well, reaching nearly $500 million in sales in the United States alone in 2007, but its also led to the formulation of many off-shoots and generics.
Yasmin was so profitable that it led to a lawsuit between drug companies regarding the ability to sell these generic brands, and courts have consistently ruled that this is allowed because the formula and active ingredients in Yasmin are not unknown and would have been discovered by other companies soon.
Potential Yasmin Litigation Lawsuits
However, many companies are now beginning to wonder if all of that litigation was worth the time and expense, as reports are beginning to surface that Yasmin could be causing serious problems and side effects in many women who take some form of it. Specifically, these side effects to this point have been linked to women who possess risk factors in their medical backgrounds, and an example of a few of these risk factors include:
* Heart problems
* Cardiovascular problems in general
* High blood pressure
* Being overweight
Although these risk factors above are not an exhaustive list, it presents a growing problem for the millions of women around the world who are using this product. Yasmin, to this point, has been linked to the following side effects, most prominently in women who possess the aforementioned risk factors:
* Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
* Pulmonary embolism (PE)
* Heart attack
Obviously, these are all serious side effects, and as more studies are performed and published, more problems could easily arise. However, this is not an issue where you should simply sit and wait and wonder how the results will turn out. You need to act now if you have been taking this medication.
If you are taking Yasmin:
If you have been taking Yasmin or some form of it, you need to contact your primary medical care provider immediately to schedule an evaluation, and this is especially true if you have any of the risk factors in your history. You need to be sure that you are not exposing yourself to any of the side effects that have been identified to date.
Secondly, if you or someone you love has been injured or worse as a result of using Yasmin, you need to contact an experienced defective drug lawyer in Phoenix as soon as possible to schedule an immediate and free initial consultation. You could have legal rights and options at your disposal, so get that process started today.