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Bayer to Settle Additional Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuits

yaz_yasminPopular birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, have the very dangerous side effect of significantly increasing the risk of blood clots in women taking the oral contraceptive. The Yaz and Yasmin family of oral contraceptives are combination products of drospirenone and an estrogen like ethinylestradiol. While oral contraceptives can be a safe and effective form of birth control, several medical studies link drospirenone to an increased risk of thrombosis and blood clot injuries. This medicine found in Yaz and Yasmin is also in Beyaz, Gianvi, Loryna, Ocella, Safyral, Syeda, and Zarah.

As a result of taking Yaz or Yasmin, blood clots can form or travel to the arteries or veins in the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and limbs. These blood clots may limit or block blood flow, which causes damage to the body’s organs and may be fatal. Blood clot-caused injuries may include heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, kidney failure, and deep vein thrombosis.

If you or a woman you know was on Yaz or Yasmin before to April 2012 and suffered a blood clot or death caused by a blood clot, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, kidney failure, or deep vein thrombosis, it is urgent that the woman or family contact an attorney. Bayer, the manufacturer of the Yaz and Yasmin family of oral contraceptives, has recently negotiated settlements with women represented by Pasternak & Zirgibel.