Yasmin and Yaz, both of which are made by Bayer Healthcare, and the generic version Ocella, distributed by Barr Laboratories, Inc., are three birth control pills that contain a new progestin, called drospirenone, which can create a variety of unwanted and dangerous side effects. The Oklahoma Yaz lawyers at the lawfirm Carr and Carr Attorneys are currently assisting those who have been injured by Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella in seeking compensation.
Drospirenone can act as a diuretic, causing dehydration that can lead to kidney stones and gallbladder disease. It may also result in dangerous increases of potassium in the blood stream. Since potassium functions as a key factor in the control of cardiac rhythm, this imbalance can cause hyperkalemia and heart rhythm disturbances, resulting in blood clots, stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, and even death.
Between 2004 and 2008, the FDA has received reports of 50 deaths from the use of Yasmin and Yaz, even in women at the age of 17.
Below are Frequently Asked Questions regarding Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella.
Q. I am taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, should I stop?
A. Not everyone who takes these drugs will be harmed. In order to determine whether Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella right for you, please contact your doctor.
Q. Have either Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella been recalled?
A. Not yet. However, there has been growing concern in the medical community about the safety of these drugs.
Q. I think I have been injured by taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella. What should I do?
A. You should first contact a doctor so that he can perform a medical evaluation. Next, contact the Oklahoma dangerous drug lawyers at Carr and Carr Attorneys. Each Oklahoma Yaz attorney at Carr and Carr will be able to assist you.
If you or someone you love one has suffered any serious side-effects from taking the birth control pills Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella, you might be entitled to compensation. Please feel free to contact the Oklahoma Yasmin, Yaz and Ocella lawyers at Carr and Carr Attorneys if you would like to discuss whether you can make a claim. We do not charge anything for the initial consultation. Our pharmaceutical lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys have represented Oklahomans for over 36 years, with offices both in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.