Birth Control Drugs Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella May Cause Serious Medical Problems

The Georgia injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP are investigating injury claims associated with the popular birth control drugs Yaz, Yasmin, & Ocella. Last month, we received a call from a 21 year old former client who had undergone surgery to remove her gall bladder. As it turned out, she had been taking Yaz. Recent reports suggest that these prescription medications could be putting millions of young women at risk of serious side effects, including stroke, heart attack, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and even death. A recent study published by the British Medial Journal demonstrated that birth control products containing the active ingredient contained in Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella – Drospirenone – carried a risk of blood clots nearly double that of other birth control medications. Other reports have associated Drospirenone with an increased risk of gallbladder disease, resulting in removal. Yaz and Yasmin are manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ocella is the generic equivalent of Yasmin, manufactured by Barr Laboratories. Bayer has previously received warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for advertisements that overstated the benefits of Yaz and which minimized the potential safety risk associated with the drug. As a part of a subsequent agreement with the FDA and attorneys general in 27 states, Bayer began running a new ad campaign in February of 2009 to correct the information conveyed by deceptive Yaz commercials.
If you believe that you or a family member have been injured as a result of using the prescription contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, contact the Georgia injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP at 1 800-228-9159.

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