Yaz / Yasmin

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Yaz® is a type of birth control pill approved to prevent pregnancy, and also treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and mild to moderate acne. Yaz® and its similar drug Yasmin®, contain drospirenone, which make the pills closer in composition to your body’s natural progesterone. For this reason, the birth control pill has been praised for causing less breast tenderness and water retention than similar oral contraceptives.

However Yaz®/Yasmin® have also been linked to serious, sometimes fatal side effects. If you live in Georgia and have suffered a health-related injury because of this birth control pill, talk to a Georgia Yaz®/Yasmin® injury attorney today to discuss your rights and potential compensation.

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Yaz®/Yasmin®-Related Heart Problems

Some of the most serious Yaz®/Yasmin®-related injuries include arrhythmias—a condition where your heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm. Arrhythmias are characterized by:

  • Chest pain/palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath and dizziness
  • Fluttering in the chest or neck
  • Lightheadedness
  • Loss of consciousness

The severity of the arrhythmia, along with your age and medical history, will determine the type of treatment necessary. Serious arrhythmias may require pacemakers or other types of implant devices along with medications and possible surgery. Other arrhythmias can be managed by reducing alcohol and stress; however there is no known cure.

Other Side Effects Associated with Yaz®/Yasmin®

Aside from heart issues, other complications associated with Yaz®/Yasmin® include:

  • Stroke
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the lower extremities)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Cardiovascular complications

Any woman who develops any of the symptoms should discontinue the birth control pill and see your Georgia doctor immediately. In recent months, several class action lawsuits have been brought against the filed against Yaz®/Yasmin®’s manufacturer, Bayer, which failed to warn consumers about all the dangers associated with the medication.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required Bayer to stop exaggerating the oral contraceptive’s abilities and to include proper labeling information regarding the potential side effects.

If you live in Georgia and have suffered an injury due to Yaz®/Yasmin®, please contact our Georgia Yaz®/Yasmin®attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) today to file your claim and collect the money you deserve from the at-fault party.