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Yaz and Yasmin Side Effects

Yaz and Yasmin Side EffectsWhen you take prescription medication, you have the right to trust that the medicine you are taking is safe for use and will not result in any harmful and unexpected side effects. Unfortunately, far too often this faith is misplaced, as countless individuals suffer from unexpected and potentially fatal drug side effects every year. Yaz and Yasmin are just two medications that have subjected users to devastating side effects, and in far too many instances, have caused users to suffer from long-term and even fatal consequences.

Fortunately, there is legal assistance available to women who have suffered from one or more of the serious side effects that have been connected to use of Yaz. However, there is only a limited amount of time available in which individuals can pursue compensation by filing a Yaz lawsuit. Once this timeframe ends, individuals will no longer be able to take legal action against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Yaz, no matter how legitimate their claim happens to be.

Do not delay and risk missing the deadline for filing a claim. Contact a Yaz lawyer today and learn more about what you can do to hold Yaz and other drug manufacturers accountable for the needless suffering you have been forced to endure.
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Side Effects of Yaz and Yasmin

Yaz and Yasmin are both birth control medications that are made using drospirenone, a synthetic progestin. Unfortunately, drospirenone-based birth control medications have been connected to a wide range of side effects, many of which can put an individual’s life in danger. Some of the most frequently mentioned side effects of Yaz and Yasmin include the following:

  • Blood Clots: Blood clots are likely the most common side effects associated with Yaz and Yasmin use. According to a study published by the FDA in 2011, women who use Yaz and other drospirenone-based birth control medications are as much as 1.5 more likely to suffer a serious blood clot when compared to women who use birth control medications using an older form of progestin, levonorgestrel.
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis: Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is the term used to describe the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein somewhere in the body, usually in the veins of the leg. These blood clots can cause intense pain, redness, and swelling, and pose a serious danger to individuals as they can potentially detach from their location in a deep vein and travel to the lungs.
  • Pulmonary Embolism: Deep vein thrombosis can cause significant dangers to an individual, but the greatest threat with these types of clots is that the clot will detach and travel through a person’s veins to their lungs. This is known as a pulmonary embolism, and can result in difficulty breathing, chest pains, and in some instances, death.
  • Heart Attack: Some studies have connected use of Yaz and Yasmin with an increased risk of heart attack, in which blood flow to part of the heart is obstructed and the heart suffers injury as a result of improper blood flow.
  • Stroke: Similar to a heart attack, a stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is obstructed, often by a blood clot, or when there is a hemorrhage in the brain. Without immediate medical attention, a stroke can easily result in permanent brain damage and death.
  • Hyperkalemia: Birth control pills that contain drospirenone, such as Yaz and Yasmin, have been found to increase the amount of potassium in a person’s blood, which can lead to a potentially fatal condition known as hyperkalemia. If potassium levels get too high, individuals can experience abnormal heart functioning resulting in death.

Any of these side effects has the potential to cause long-term damage to an individual’s health, and can also cause death in the most serious instances. Individuals who suffer from any of these side effects will not only have to deal with significant pain and suffering, but may face overwhelming medical bills as a result of ongoing medical treatment. If you have suffered these or any other side effects and you have taken Yaz, Yasmin, or another drospirenone-based birth control pill, you should not have to cover the costs of your ongoing medical treatment on your own.

Take Legal Action Today

Time is running out for individuals to be able to file Yaz lawsuits, so if you have suffered any of the above side effects, you cannot afford to wait. Fight for the compensation you deserve by calling an experienced Yaz side effects lawyer today at (888)-476-2709 today and learn more about what you can do to take action against those responsible for your pain and suffering.