A Yasmin/YAZ birth control lawyer is the legal professional to turn to when you or your family member suffered one of the many dangerous adverse events associated with these drugs. Yasmin and YAZ are birth control methods that use a combination of hormones to prevent pregnancy, and both have been in the news recently because of their side effects.

Harmful Side Effects of Yasmin/YAZ

At Bernstein Liebhard, our Yasmin/YAZ birth control lawyers represent only individuals who have experienced injuries after beginning Yasmin or YAZ use, such as the following:

     

  • a change in the severity or pattern of migraine headaches
  • arrhythmia
  • balance problems
  • blood clotting
  • chest pain
  • decreased sexual desire
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • depression (mild, moderate, or severe)
  • emotional lability (i.e., experiencing emotions that are unstable and change rapidly for no reason)
  • heart attack or another cardiac event
  • hives
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin and/or eyes)
  • menstrual clotting
  • pain behind the eyes
  • pain that spreads to the shoulder or arm
  • pulmonary embolism
  • severe mood changes
  • sleep problems
  • speech problems
  • stomach pain
  • stroke
  • sudden numbness or weakness
  • swelling of the face, lips, throat, and/or tongue
  • unexplained confusion
  • vision problems

If you have suffered from any of these adverse effects and had used Yasmin or YAZ birth control, seek help from one of the other Yaz or Yasmin lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard. Our product liability attorneys are highly skilled and knowledgeable regarding the dangers of YAZ and Yasmin side effects.

YAZ as Birth Control, PMDD and Acne Drug

An additional YAZ birth control issue is the misleading claims that were originally made by the company that makes YAZ — Bayer Healthcare. Television commercials by Bayer implied that using YAZ could help alleviate PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and that YAZ could be used alone to treat acne. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came down hard on Bayer, requiring the company to do a corrective advertising campaign at the cost of $20 million to clarify that:

     

  • YAZ is FDA-approved only for treating PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) — not for PMS, which is experienced by far more women than PMDD, and
  • YAZ can help lessen acne, but acne treatment is not its main purpose; YAZ is a contraceptive, and its benefits as an acne treatment are solely for women who are using YAZ as their birth control method.

Speak to One of Our YAZ/Yasmin Attorneys

Whether you were misled by YAZ’s early advertising campaign or have suffered a severe side effect of Yasmin or YAZ, you have legal rights that can be protected by our product liability lawyers. Contact  our Yaz or Yasmin lawyers at the offices of Bernhard Liebhard to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation and discuss your concerns.

Published November 17, 2011 by