Yasmin “Yaz” Birth Control

Yasmin and Yaz were approved by the Food & Drug Administration for women to use as a birth control pill.  The generic name for Yasmin is “Ocella.” Unlike many drugs which are marketed strictly to doctors,  Yaz and Yasmin were marketed directly to women, particularly targeting young women.  Television ads promised to treat the pain and discomfort associated with premenstrual syndrome and acne.  In 2008, the FDA stepped in and directed the company to discontinue the advertisements and correct the deceptive claims that had been made in these commercials.

More recently, Yaz has been associated with serious injuries caused by blood clots such as:

Heart Attack


Gallbladder Disease

Kidney Stones

Pulmonary Embolism

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Liver, Kidney or Other Organ Failure


Yasmin, Yaz and Ocella are new “combination” birth control pills made from estrogen (ethinyl estradiol), which affect the release of eggs, and progestin (drospirenone), which interferes with the lining of the uterus.  Birth control pills alter the body’s chemistry so that, if an egg is released, it is harder to fertilize and more difficult to implant.

Researchers believe that drosperinone causes high potassium levels in users called hyperkalemia, which can lead to heart problems, stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and other injuries.

A number of women who have used Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella have developed gallstones and gallbladder disease.  Scientists think that increased levels of potassium may be a factor in this as well.

We believe that Bayer, Berlex, Inc. and Berlex Laboratories (the companies that made and marketed Yaz, Yasmine and Ocella) failed to warn women about the potential side affects of Yaz and failed to test and research Yaz before placing it on the market.

This is not the first time that a drug has been promoted, perhaps over-promoted, to a  female audience without adequate testing or proper warnings.   We have recovered millions of dollars for people who were injured or died as a consequence of dangerous drugs that were not properly evaluated before being placed on the market.

Our experience can make the process of review and recovery as simple as possible for you.

First, when did you begin taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella?

Second, how long did you take Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella?

Third, what injury did you suffer?

It’s that easy. We can handle the rest with a short conversation and collection of your medical records.  Our attorneys will keep you informed about the progress of your case.  We are only a mouse click or telephone call away from answering any of your questions.

You can fill out the short form below or call us at 800-642-5297.  Our firm is located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, but our practice in this type of case is literally worldwide.  Bayer’s headquarters is located in Pittsburgh so we are uniquely positioned to promptly and aggressively pursue your claim to conclusion.

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