Many women have hired an attorney in order to file a lawsuit after suffering life-altering side effects after using the birth control drugs Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. If you live in the Tampa, Lakeland or Winter Haven area and have been affected by these drugs, Brooks Law Group urges you to take advantage of our free consultation to educate yourself on your legal options.
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.
If you or a loved one has experienced any health problem because of you use of these drugs please use the contact form or call us today.
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.