24/7 reports that two recently released studies in a British medical journal show oral contraceptive, including Yaz and Yasmin, “cause a dramatic increase in the risk of blood clots. The data indicates users of the pills are 6.3 times more likely to suffer blood clots that can lead to dangerous health problems such as heart arrhythmia, heart attacks and strokes.”
This article further reports that:
The popular birth control pills both contain drospirenonem, a progestin that increases the level of potassium in users. Potassium helps regulate heartbeats. Elevated levels of potassium can lead to the medical condition known has hyperkalemia, which can cause potentially fatal heart rhythms (arrhythmia). The increased potassium can also raise the risk of developing gall bladder disease.
Bayer, maker of both Yaz and Yasmin, was earlier this year forced by the federal Food and Drug Administration to air commercials correcting misleading information contained in the company’s earlier ads. According to the FDA, those earlier, misleading commercials failed to give viewers adequate warnings of the dangers of Yaz and Yasmin, as well as deceptively giving the impression that the drugs were approved for use in treatment of PMS (premenstrual syndrome).
A lot of lawyers are looking closely at Yaz and Yasmin because – unlike many pharmaceutical drugs – there are many options that are just as efficacious without these potential risks. There is certainly no definitive study that has found that Yaz and Yasmin are no more likely to prevent pregnancy than older battle tested birth control pills that contain levonorgestrel.
Our lawyers are now investigating for potential lawsuits and, hopefully, future settlements of Yaz and Yasmin claims, primarily for DVT victims but also for others who have suffered gallbladder injuries, a heart attack or stroke while taking Yaz or Yasmin. Call 800-553-8082 to learn more about your potential Yaz claim.