The dangerous negative side effects of Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills are driving thousands of women in the United States to file lawsuits. The negative side effects include life threatening and debilitating issues such as strokes and blood clots.
The birth control pills Yasmin and Yaz have been linked to a large number of blood and heart conditions. Patients and families negatively affected by this drug agree with the findings cited by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA claims that the pharmaceutical companies intentionally downplayed negative side effects while highlighting only the potential benefit of the pills.
In fact the number of pending lawsuits related to the negative side effects of Yaz and Yasmin have grown exponentially to the point that multi- district legislation is in place to manage all the complaints. In 2008 the FDA determined that the risk factors associate with the use of these drugs warranted a black box warning label. This is an FDA label that indicates a serious level warning about negative side effects associated with Yaz and Yasmin.
The FDA has determined that women who smoke have an increased serious risk associated with cardiovascular issues while taking Yasmin or Yaz. Women who have experienced these negative side effects as a result of taking the birth control pills have a legal right to financial compensation. The compensation is intended to cover expenses related to not only medical bills but also to make up for any lost time at work as well as pain and suffering.
Consumers have filed claims stating that Yasmin and Yaz were falsely advertized in a way that took advantage of the public. Promoters of the product highlighted benefits such as clearing up acne while failing to mention the unwanted, serious side effects associated with its use. Not only have serious physical damages occurred from the use of this drug but also many deaths have been linked to the use of Yaz and Yasmin. These deaths were a direct result of the serious side negative side effects associated with the drugs.
Lack of adequate research coupled with false advertising has pharmaceutical companies fighting claims including breach of press, negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation and product liability. Woman who have filed claims also complain about the fact that pharmaceutical companies failed to recall the products even after the risks of life threatening side effects had been reported.
Yaz and Yasmin can also be prescribed in a generic form named Ocella. These drugs all use the same drug although at different dosage levels. These drugs are used to treat pre menstrual syndrome, acne in addition to preventing pregnancies. Even at varying dosage levels, patients suffered serious side effects. The negative effects of these drugs have resulted in over one billion dollars in lawsuit settlements with pharmaceutical companies.
Legally all pharmaceutical companies are liable for the creation of reasonably safe drugs. They are also required by law to clearly warn the public concerning all associated health risks with the drug. In this case the pharmaceutical companies have been accused of failing to meet both standards.