Tag: Yaz

Attorney James Sabatini Files Product Liability Yasmin Lawsuit

On behalf of his client, Attorney James Sabatini has filed a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturers of Yasmin in Connecticut Federal District Court. The lawsuit alleges that the birth control medication Yasmin was a substantial factor in causing the client to suffer bilateral pulmonary emboli.  Sabatini and Associates, LLC represents women in Yasmin and Yaz product liability litigation and is presently accepting Yasmin and Yaz cases.

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U.S. Orders Review Of Risks Of Some Birth Control Pills Including Yaz and Yasmin

The F.D.A. is conducting a review of certain birth control bills that contain the hormone drospirenone.  The hormone is found in Bayer’s Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Safyral. While all birth control pills pose a rik of blood clots, certain studies have suggested that Bayer’s birth control pills pose a greater risk of blood clots.  Two recent reports in the British Medical Journal found a two-fold to threefold greater risk of blood clots in women taking birth control pills like Bayer’s Yaz.  The F.D.A. ‘s current review involves an 800,000 person study.  The sale of Yaz family of products in 2010 represented 3.3 percent of Bayer’s annual revenue. The lawyers at Sabatini & Associates, LLC currently represent women injured by Yaz and Yasmin and is accepting new cases.

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Law Firm Retained By Woman Injured By Yasmin

Sabatini and Associates proudly announces that its have been retained by a young Connecticut woman who has suffered injuries including a pulmonary embolism as a result of her use of Yasmin.

Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives taken for pregnancy prevention. Many women who have taken Yaz and Yasmin have suffered severe and life-threatening side effects. Tragically, some women have even died from taking Yaz and Yasmin.

Side effects of Yasmin and Yaz include:

Heart attack
Blood clots
Pulmonary embolism
Gallbladder damage
Deep vein thrombosis

If you have suffered any of the serious injuries listed above as a result of Yaz or Yasmin, contact Attorney James Sabatini for a free case evaluation.

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Yaz Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder disease is one of the dangerous side effects of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. Throughout the U.S., women who have taken Yaz or Yasmin have developed gallstones as a result. In many cases, these women have had to undergo gallbladder removal surgery.  Yasmin and Yaz present an increased risk of gallbladder disease because of the ingredient drospirenone. Drospirenone is a diuretic, and medical studies have shown that long-term use of diuretics can lead to gallbladder disease. The gallbladder assists with the body’s digestive process. Bile is stored in the gallbladder until the body needs it to digest fats. The gallbladder then contracts, pushing the bile into the common bile duct. Gallstones form when bile is stored in the gallbladder for too long, allowing the liquid to harden into small stone-like pieces. Yaz and Yasmin can increase the level of cholesterol in the bile while at the same time decreasing gallbladder contractions. The symptoms of Yaz gallbladder disease include:

  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Jaundice

If you or a loved one have been using Yaz and have been experiencing such symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

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FDA Warning On Yaz

In October of 2008, the FDA issued a warning letter to Yaz notifying the birth control manufacturer that two of its commercials made deceptive claims.

The ads in question included a commercial in which women were seen releasing balloons labeled with symptoms of PMS as “Good Bye to You” played in the background. The second commercial cited in the FDA warning letter is one that featured women punching, kicking and pushing balloons, which were also labeled with PMS symptoms, while the song “We’re not gonna take it” played.

In the warning letter, the FDA pointed to two specific claims made in the Yaz commercials that constituted deceptive advertising. First, the FDA said the ads implied that Yaz helps lessen or eliminate the symptoms of PMS when in fact the birth control is only intended as treatment for PMDD.

Second, said the FDA, the ads gave the impression that Yaz treats acne of all severity levels when, in actuality, it is only approved for the treatment of moderate acne.

In 2009, 27 state attorneys general joined together to file a Yaz false advertising lawsuit against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Yaz. As part of the lawsuit settlement, Yaz agreed to run a new ad to correct the misleading information contained in the offending two commercials.

Yaz is potentially more dangerous to women than other contraceptives due to specific ingredients contained in the Yaz pill. These two deceptive ads encouraged women to take Yaz for purposes other than birth control. Because Yaz became increasingly popular as a treatment for acne and PMS, more women were exposed to the risk of the pill’s life-threatening side effects.  If you have been injured by Yaz, please call our lawyers today.

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