Representing Victims of Harmful Pharmaceuticals
Yasmin® and YAZ® are oral medications marketed to prevent pregnancy, treat moderate acne, and reduce the physical and mental symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Though these oral contraceptives are among the most popular birth control pills currently available, they have been associated with some dangerous and even deadly injuries, including blood clots, heart attack, stroke, and gallbladder disease. The drug’s manufacturer is currently under fire for not adequately stating these risks in its marketing and advertising campaigns.
The lawyers of Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., are dedicated to representing personal injury victims and consumers injured by dangerous products. We are accepting cases from individuals who have been harmed by taking YAZ® or Yasmin®. If you'd like information about filing a lawsuit, contact the Melbourne, Cocoa, or Titusville, Florida offices of Charpentier Law Firm today.
Side Effects of YAZ® and Yasmin®
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the makers of YAZ®, Yasmin®, and Ocella® (the generic form of the pills), faces claims that women who take the birth control pills may experience dangerous, even deadly, health problems, including:
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary embolism
- Heart attack
- Gallbladder disease
It has been suggested that drospirenone, an ingredient in the birth control pills, increases the risks of complications. Drospirenone can raise potassium levels in the blood, which can lead to heart and other serious health problems.
Filing a YAZ® or Yasmin® Lawsuit
There are currently over a thousand lawsuits being leveled against Bayer. Most of these lawsuits claim that the drug maker did not adequately warn consumers of the health risks associated with taking the pills; rather, it aggressively marketed the oral contraceptives and overstated the intended use of the drugs without valid clinical research or studies to back up these claims.
Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., is joining the fight against Bayer by representing women who have experienced the harmful side effects of YAZ® or Yasmin® and are now seeking financial damages to cover medical and rehabilitation costs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Our lawyers will also investigate wrongful death cases and represent families of women who have died from complications after taking YAZ® or Yasmin®. Some sources estimate that as many as 50 women have died from complications that arose after they took the birth control pills.
Contact Charpentier Law Firm, P.A.
If you or a member of your family has taken YAZ®, Yasmin®, or Ocella® and experienced harmful side effects, the attorneys of Charpentier Law Firm would like to speak with you. Contact our Melbourne, Cocoa, or Titusville offices for YAZ® and Yasmin® lawsuit information.