Were You Injured by Oral Birth Control Pills?
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury after taking an oral birth control pill, you may have the right to seek compensation from the drug’s manufacturer. While nothing may undo the damage that was done to your health from taking the pills, your financial recovery from a personal injury lawsuit can help you deal with the issues you face. At Tremont Sheldon P.C. in Bridgeport, Connecticut, our lawyers handle cases of personal injury and wrongful death caused by oral birth control pills such as Yasmin and Yaz.
Side Effects of Yasmin and Yaz
When Bayer Healthcare introduced Yasmin in 2001 and Yaz in 2006, the company promoted the drugs not only as a new kind of birth control pill, but as cure-alls for everything from menstrual cramps to acne. The company continued to promote the drugs, despite warnings from the Food and Drug Administration.
Both Yasmin and Yaz contain a synthetic progesterone called drospirenone, which has been linked to increased levels of potassium in the blood. This can lead to a number of health risks, including:
- Blood clots in the legs and lungs
- Heart attack
- Gall bladder disease
- Migraine headaches
- Kidney disorders
Even if you have not suffered any health problems from taking Yasmin or Yaz, you may face health risks in the future as the result of taking these drugs, including increased risk of blood clots and stroke.