Potential Dangers with Birth Control

In February of 2014, drug maker Bayer announced their agreement to pay more than $1.69 billion to an estimated 8,250 women who suffered serious complications after taking drospirenone-based birth control pills.

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Warnings about Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Ocella

In February of 2014, drug maker Bayer announced their agreement to pay more than $1.69 billion to an estimated 8,250 women who suffered serious complications after taking drospirenone-based birth control pills.

Birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, as well as their off-brand counterparts Beyaz and Ocella are the only oral birth control pills in the United States that contain drospirenone. They have been known to increase the risk of serious blood and heart-related injury in otherwise healthy women. Because these pills contain this progestin, birth control increases blood potassium levels—potentially leading to pulmonary embolism, stroke, or blood clots.

It was alleged that drug manufacturers, Bayer and Berlex (now a Bayer subsidiary) failed to adequately research potential side effects of their birth control pills. As a result, the companies marketed the birth control without proper warnings in their Yaz and Yasmin commercials that aired between 2003 and 2008.

In 2003, The FDA warned Berlex that the advertisements for Yasmin were downplaying the potential risks associated with taking the drug by implying that it was more effective than competitor birth controls.

Why you may need a lawyer after using drospirenone birth control pills

If you’ve experienced serious side effects from using Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, or Ocella, Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys are here to assist you. Our firm specializes in handling cases involving injuries from pharmaceutical products, understanding the severe health consequences that can arise from these birth control pills, such as blood clots, stroke, and heart attack.

We are committed to holding pharmaceutical companies accountable and helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve for medical expenses, suffering, and lost wages.

If you think that you have fallen victim to a birth control manufacturer that minimized side effects, choosing Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys as your law firm can provide you with the following benefits:

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  • Free consultation

Where to Find an Attorney for a Birth Control Injury Claim

If you’ve experienced serious side effects from using Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, or Ocella, Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys is here to assist you.

Our firm specializes in handling cases involving injuries from pharmaceutical products and understanding the severe health consequences that can arise from these birth control pills, such as blood clots, stroke, and heart attack.

We are committed to holding pharmaceutical companies accountable and helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve for medical expenses, suffering, and lost wages.

If you or a loved one has experienced health complications from birth control pills, call today to speak to a legal expert.

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Frequently Asked Questions about potential dangers from birth control

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about potential dangers from birth control.

What are common injuries associated with Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Ocella that might warrant a lawsuit?

Common injuries from these contraceptives include deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, and heart attack. These severe side effects have been linked to the higher levels of drospirenone in these pills, which can increase potassium levels and enhance the risk of blood clots.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit if I’ve been injured by one of these medications?

The statute of limitations varies by state but generally ranges from one to three years from the date you discovered or should have discovered the injury. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as you become aware of a health issue linked to these medications to ensure your claim is filed within the legal deadlines.

What can I expect in terms of compensation from a lawsuit involving Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, or Ocella?

Compensation can cover various damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity. In some cases, if egregious negligence is proven, punitive damages may also be awarded. The specifics of what you can expect will depend on the details of your case and the extent of your injuries.

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