Frankly speaking any women who has used any sort of contraceptive pill or device and experienced any negative side effect needs to contact one of our knowledgeable attorneys to review your legal rights.
There is good a good chance to recover monetary compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills and physical injuries sustained from such drugs. Whether you took Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, Gianvi, Safyral, NuvaRing, Ocella, Syeda, Zarah, Loryna, or anyother pill. The side effects are always the same as you see below.
Recently the FDA has clamped down on all manufacturers of birth control pills for not advising users of the potential side effects that they might experience as well as touting them for other uses like the treatment of acne and post menopausal syndrone.
Possible Severe Side Effects Include:
- Gallbladder Disease/ Surgery or Removal
- Blood Clot Injury
- PE (Pulmonary Embolism)
- DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
- Heart Attack And Heart Arrythmia
- Kidney Damage
- hyperkalemia (from elevated levels of potassium)
FDA studies have revealed that all birth control pills containing drospirenone, may be associated with a even higher risk for blood clots than other progestin-containing pills. Those pills are: Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, Safryl, Ocella, Syeda, Zarah, Loryna and Gianvi.
Yaz, Yasmin And Birth Control Pill Increased Side Effects Risk Factors
Increased side effects can result from several risk factors. These risk factors include:
- Smoking more than 15 cigarettes a day
- High blood cholesterol or fat
- Women over 35
Bayer, Deceptive Advertising, The FDA And Settlements:
Bayer the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin, has received it’s third warning from the FDA about it’s advertising practices and has agreed to spend 20 million dollars to correct the misleading infomation it presented to the public.
In 2008 Bayer was marketing these drugs as a safe treatment for acne and premenstrual syndrone. In 2009 Bayer then faced fines and discipline from the FDA over these false beneficial claims.
In 2011, the FDA released its findings that Yaz and drospirenone could increase the risk of blood clots, DVT, and pulmonary embolism by up to 74%compared to non drospirenone based drugs. Since then, Bayer has begun to settle lawsuits across the country at an average of nearly $212,000 per case. So far Bayer has settlements have amounted to 402 million dollars for nearly 2,000 women, with another 600 million allocated for future settlements.
Other Forms Of Birth Control With Serious Side Effects: NuvaRing, Mirena, Ortho-Evra And Depo-Provera
Besides birth control pills one has the choice of the vaginal ring, a Intrauterine device, a skin patch and a shot. The first is known as NuvaRing and the other as Mirena, the third Orthro-Evra and finally Depe-Provera.
Side effects of Mirena include ovarian cysts, and risk of organ perforation. The concentrated doses of estrogen and progestin in NuvaRing and Orthro-Evra are just as deadly as taking the pill, some believe more so, and a cause of blood clots, strokes and other dangerous side effects just like there pill counterparts. Depo-Provera is a shot that is given into the skin, side effects can include loss of bone a risk of osteoporosis along with blood clotting and a risk of DVT
Nearly Two Hundred Drugs But The Same Ingredients In All:
The main ingredient in nearly all birth control pills is ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) combined long with another Progestin based chemical which will be Desogestrel, Levonorgestrel, Etonogestrel, Norethindrone Medroxyprogesterone or Drospirenone. When these drugs are combined the overall results are favorable for contraception. But with a risk of deadly side effects.
Out of nearly 200 birth control pills made to date everyone one of them contains a mix of the above ingredients. On top of that, these drugs are made by only a handful of manufacturers.
Being that these drugs are made by just a few companies makes the process of a lawsuit or settlement easier to litigate as we are dealing with multi-billion dollar companies.