Why Is Yasmin Dangerous?
In 2001, Bayer launched a new oral contraceptive called Yasmin. Since that time, millions of American women have taken the drug and its “sister” contraceptive Yaz.
Unfortunately, this popular oral contraceptive has side effects that go beyond the worst associated with other contraceptives. According to Marie Claire, “a 2011 FDA study of more than 835,000 women found that the risk of blood clots with this type of drug is up to three times that of other contraceptives.”
Moreover, a Danish study conducted over a nine-year period found that a woman’s risk of blood clotting is six times higher when taking Yaz or Yasmin.
How Can Blood Clots Kill a Person?
Medical attention is required if blood clots develop in critical locations of the body, such as the lungs and brain. Marie Claire says that blood clots can kill a person in one of three ways:
- Blood clots can occur in the heart, which can lead to a heart attack.
- Blood clots can travel through the arteries to the brain and trigger a stroke.
- Blood clots can occur in the lungs and stop a person from breathing.
And, blood clots are only some of the side effects associated with taking Yaz and Yasmin.
Bayer, the maker of drug, has already settled 3,500 cases. Of those cases, $720 million was paid to those who had blood-clotting issues from taking the contraceptive. Bayer has set aside an additional $250 million for additional claims.
Our law firm has successfully fought on behalf of women who sustained injuries by taking Yaz and Yasmin. If you would like to learn more about the risks associated with taking these oral contraceptives, please contact Zoll & Kranz, LLC.
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