The drugs Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are oral contraceptives made by the corporate drug giant Bayer that have raised some serious health concerns recently for the millions of women taking them. Yaz was one of the top-selling birth controls over the last few years, largely due to the marketing efforts of Bayer. The differences between Yaz and its ancestors in the contraceptive world is the the chemical Drospirenon, which replaces the long used active ingredient levongestrol.
Bayer’s marketing of Yaz has been strongly aimed at women under the age of 35 for 3 primary purposes: as an effective oral contraceptive, as a treatment for slight to moderate acne for women taking a contraceptive, and as a treatment for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) for women taking a contraceptive,which were also reasons approved by the Food and Drug Administration for taking the drug.
The US Drug Watchdog, a private advocacy group has put forth considerable effort to spread the word of the adverse health risks of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. The side effects of the drugs include:
- Heart Attack
- Blood Clots in Lungs-Pulmonary Embolism
- Blood Clots in Legs-Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Gallbladder Disease
- Sudden death
If you would like to learn more about the health risks associated with Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, the following link is an article by the New York Times concerning the health risks associated with these drugs. NYT-Health Concerns over popular contraceptives.
All of the recent commotion about Ocella, Yasmin, and Yaz has forced Bayer to stop marketing the drugs as persistently as they were previously. However, there have been many successful lawsuits settled in favor of the consumers regarding:
- Longterm Disabilities
- Loss of Income
- Loss of Ability to Work
- Medical Bills
If you or a loved one have suffered from the Ocella, Yasmin, or Yaz and would like to take legal action regarding health probelms or losses, give us a call at Roberts Wilson, P.A. to see if we can help. For a Free Initial Consultation, you can call us at (662) 533-9111 or Complete the “Do I Have a Case” form on the right side of the page. In many cases, an attorney or representative of Roberts Wilson, P.A. is available to come to your home or visit you in the hospital.