If you or a friend or family member has suffered as a result of taking Yaz, Ocella or Yasmin give the Brooks Law Group a call to discuss your legal options. Alernatively, please submit the Free Yaz Lawsuit case evaluation form in the column to the right.
Yaz, and Yasmin are birth control pills originally manufactured by Berlex Laboratories, Inc. Later, Bayer Health-care Pharmaceuticals, Inc. purchased Berlex. Ocella is a generic version of Yasmin and is manufactured by BarrPharmaceuticals.
These drugs contain estorgen and a synthetic ”progestin” called drospirenone. Estrogen can cause an increase in blood clotting because its properties cause an increase in blood coagulation.
These drugs have been linked to serious health problems including but not limited to:
- Heart Attack
- Blood Clots
- Deep Veing Thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- Elevated blood potassium, a/k/a “hyperkalemia” (a condition caused by abnormally high concentration of potassium in the blood). This can lead to serious heart rythym problems
- Increased risk of breast cancer
Unfortunately, it is often healthy young women that are affected by these drugs. It is always sad when someone suffers a stroke, heart attack, embolism or other cardiac event, but when it is a young woman it is even more tragic.