Yaz Drug Defect / Yasmin (Ocella) Drug Defect

Yaz and Yasmin are oral drugs designed for birth control in women.  Both medications are manufactured by Bayer Corporation.  Recently thousands of women have come forward with reports of dangerous side effects associated with both Yaz and Yasmin, which are fairly new drugs to the market.  Yaz and Yasmin side effects can result in the following serious injuries:

  • Gallbladder disease
  • Stroke
  • Blood clots in the legs
  • Blood clots in the lungs
  • Heart attack
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver tumors
  • Death

Consumers who have sustained serious injury while taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella (generic Yasmin) should contact a product defect lawyer immediately.  The full danger of these side effects is not yet fully understood, so it is equally important that a consumer currently taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, consult with their doctor on the risks and potential complications involved with this prescription medication.  Remember, health history can play a major contributing factor to serious injuries that result from taking any one of these three medications.

The FDA has sent three warning letters to Bayer regarding Yaz and Yasmin.  A 2009 FDA Yaz warning letter addressed Bayer’s marketing of Yaz and alleges that it is misleading.  Bayer was required to immediately cease promotion of Yaz until it updated its marketing materials with the warning information requested by the FDA.

Yaz Injury Lawyer / Yasmin Injury Lawyer / Ocella Injury Lawyer

Class action lawsuits are currently being proposed throughout the United States for Yaz and Yasmin claims.  This does not necessarily mean that a drug defect injury victim needs to follow others in the class action.  Due to recent case law decided by the United States Supreme Court, victims can file state claims against these drug manufacturers.  Claims for negligence, failure to warn, product defect, manufacturing defect, and strict liability may be viable causes of action for those seriously injured by taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella.

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