Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella (generic) are associated with serious, even potentially fatal and have also been connected to:
- Heart Attack
- Blood Clots
- Gallbladder Disease
- Myocardial Infarction
- Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVA)
- Pulmonary Embolism
The FDA has released findings that pills containing levonorgestrel have less effect on women ages 15-44 than pills that contain drospirenone, such as Yaz and other birth control pills; these women were 2 -3 times more likely to form blood clots.
Yaz Lawsuits have claimed that Bayer has negated to properly provide patients with the information they needed to protect themselves against side effects associated with these types of contraceptives.
All of the lawsuits that have up to this date have been consolidated for consideration in Federal litigation in Illinois. This scenario is in favor of women who have had more severe repercussions to these side effects, considering the judge will look at each case individually and award restitution accordingly.
If you or a loved one have had any kind of these reactions to Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella you can still file a case but Bayer will not even consider cases brought in after they changed their warning label in May 2012. Bayer will not be settling any cases with claims beginning beyond July 2012.