Louisiana Yaz Attorneys, and Yaz Lawsuit Information
Yasmin and Yaz birth control bills have serious side effects. These effects have been wrongfully downplayed by the manufacturer, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. Thousands of women in the state of Louisiana are users of Yaz or Yasmin and may not be aware of the dangerous health risk and side effects of these medications.
The New York Times recently reported on the heath concerns surrounding Yasmin and Yaz.
Side effects suffered by some women who take Yaz or Yasmin include:
Deep vein thrombosis
Gall bladder disease
If you feel leg cramps, a "Charlie horse," or sudden loss of breath and are using Yasmin or Yaz, please seek medical care IMMEDIATELY.
Why Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills are under FDA investigation
Early in 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked the makers of Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, to change misleading Yaz television commercials. Bayer aggressively promoted the birth control pills as cures or treatments for symptoms relating to menstruation, including PM (premenstrual syndrome), acne and muscle aches. Officials from 27 states joined the FDA in filing complaints against Bayer. The FDA warned Bayer that the commercials understated the risk associated with Yaz and Yasmin and promoted unapproved usage of the pills.
Yasmin and Yaz are only approved for 3 medical usages:
Treatment of PMDD (Premenstrual dysphoric disorder)
Treatment of moderate acne
Yaz is the top-selling birth control pill in the U.S. Between Yaz and Yasmin, they account for 25% of the birth control pills administered in the United States and dominate the birth control market.
Although Bayer agreed to run a massive advertising campaign to correct the misrepresentations of their previous ads, Yasmin and Yaz are the subject of at least 32 federal lawsuits. These cases assert that Bayer failed to warn of the increased risk of injury associated with the use of their birth control pills and that Bayer overstated and overpromoted benefits to increase sales of the pill. In one of the lawsuits filed against Bayer, it is alleged that 50 deaths occurred between 2004 and 2008 which can be directly associated with the use of Yaz.
What to do if you've used Yaz or Yasmin and have side effects
If you have experienced Yaz or Yasmin side effects or health problems, either while taking the drug or after, you should contact an attorney to see if you're entitled to compensation. Our attorneys will help you get the compensation and care you deserve. We fight hard to protect your health and the health of other Louisiana women injured by Yaz or Yasmin.
Women who have used the oral contraceptive Yaz or Yasmin should be aware that they could be at a higher risk for severe health complications compared to those taking other birth control pills.
If you or a loved one has suffered deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, gall bladder disease, blood clot, heart attack or stroke while using Yaz or Yasmin, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us today at (504) 246-2299 to talk about your case.
New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyers
Place St. Charles
201 St. Charles Ave, Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA 70170
Phone / 504-246-2299