Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuits Continue to Mount
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 24, 2011 in Defective Drug
Millions of women need to be able to depend on a product to help them manage their birth control, and in recent years millions of women have used Yaz and/or Yasmin, which are manufactured by Bayer Healthcare or Ocella, which is their generic equivalent. While these medications have generally helped women to avoid unwanted pregnancies and to help to regulate their menstrual cycles, many women have also paid a heavy price for trusting the safety of these medications. As a result of the harm they have suffered, they have had to turn to Yaz injury attorneys for help in protecting their legal rights. Below is a look at why so many Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits are being filed.
Alleged Yaz and Yasmin Side Effects
During the years that Yaz and Yasmin have been available on the market, different Yaz and Yasmin side effects have been alleged, all of which are serious and dangerous in nature. These alleged Yaz side effects have included:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - DVT is a condition whereby a blood clot has formed deep inside the tissue of a woman, usually in her leg. When this blood clot has grown and detached, it has moved through the woman's body and ultimately settled in the tissue surrounding the lungs. When this occurs, another diagnosis is made.
- Pulmonary embolisms - When blood clots form and/or settle in the tissue surrounding the lungs, they are known as pulmonary embolisms. Eventually, these clots can severely harm the function of the lungs and ultimately the heart.
- Gallbladder problems - In recent years, more and more problems have been reported with the gallbladders of women who have used these products. Many times, these problems have led to the removal of the gallbladder surgically.
These alleged Yaz side effects do not even include some of the most severe problems that include heart attacks and stokes.
How Yasmin Side Effects Attorneys Can Help
As can be seen, the number of Yaz lawsuits that are being filed are in relation to the number of people who are suffering from the alleged Yaz side effects that were discussed above. If you or someone you love has suffered in this regard, you need to seek the help of Yasmin side effects lawyers who have been holding drug companies accountable for the harm they have caused for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.