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Side Effects From Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella®

Illness and Injuries Associated with Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella®

The lawyers at The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., handle claims related to side effects of Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella®. Yaz® and Yasmin®, currently manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and their subsidiaries, were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 2001 and 2006. Ocella® is the generic equivalent and was introduced to the market by Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2008.

Because of a growing number of lawsuits and common complaints about side effects, pre-trial proceedings regarding Yaz® and Yasmin® were consolidated on October 1, 2009, in multidistrict litigation (MDL). The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation assigned this MDL to the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Frequently Reported Side Effects of Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella®

Our attorneys handle claims related to illnesses and injuries that may be attributed to taking these medications. These include the following:

  • Heart attack. Women with no risk factors for heart attack who suffer myocardial infarction while taking Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella® may be victims of one of the more frightening side effects attributed to the drug.
  • Blood clots. Women with no risk factors for blood clots who are taking Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella® have experienced deep vein thrombosis, stroke and pulmonary embolisms. These are life-threatening conditions that require immediate medical attention.
  • Gallbladder disease. The drug may cause the development of gallstones, inflammation of the gallbladder and other complications. In severe cases, the gallbladder may have to be removed.
  • Stroke. Stroke, also referred to by the more technical term cerebrovascular accident, is caused either by blood clots or by bleeding. Women, especially young women, who are taking Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella® and have a stroke, may be experiencing a side effect of the drug.
  • Sudden death. Any of the alleged side effects of Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella® may result in death.

Other apparent side effects of these birth control medications may include kidney disease and pancreatitis. Despite accumulating evidence that the drugs have serious and even fatal side effects, the FDA has neither issued warnings to the public nor product recalls and the drugs continue to be marketed for birth control, moderate acne and other purposes.

Contact Our Law Firm for More Information about Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella® Side Effects

If you believe an illness such as those listed above may have been caused by Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella®, contact our St. Louis law firm for a free initial consultation. Call The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., at 636-530-9199 or toll-free at 866-585-4570 to learn about filing an injury claim. Or complete our online form and an attorney will respond quickly.

The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. does not intend, by this web site or otherwise, to provide medical advice to or dissuade anyone from taking medication without their doctors’ approval. Please consult your doctor on matters relating to your health. It could be dangerous to stop taking medicines, especially abruptly. Patients should talk to their physicians to decide whether the benefits and risks of taking Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella® make it the right choice for them.

Please note that no lawsuit will be filed by The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. against your physician or health care provider for claims related to Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella®.

Trademark Notice: “Yaz”, “Yasmin” and “Ocella” are registered trademarks.
The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. is in no way affiliated with the Bayer Group or Barr Pharmaceutical, Inc.
The use of this mark is solely for informational and product identification purposes.

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