Dangerous Drugs Still Being Given to Women – Even Though It is Known That Drospirenone Birth Control Pills Can Cause Death and Strokes, Heart Attacks
Yazmin is a form of birth control product that contains a synthetic hormone called drospirenone; there are other birth control products been prescribed by doctors today that also contain dihydrospirorenone, such as
Yazmin is manufactured by Germany-based Bayer AG ( (also known as Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals) and it’s still available to women in the United States today.
Yazmin is prescribed by doctors not only for birth control but also for heavy menstral bleeding and acne. It’s being prescribed for female patients all over the country, right now. Maybe you or someone you know is taking it.
This, even though Yazmin is known to be dangerous.
The FDA has been warning people against using drospirenone for birth control for many years now.
See, e.g., the 2011 FDA Warning, “FDA Drug Safety Communication: Updated information about the risk of blood clots in women taking birth control pills containing drospirenone .”
Million Dollars in Lawsuit Awards; Billions Set Aside by Bayer for Expected Claims to Come
Just this week, in Chicago, an Illinois jury awarded $14 million to a young woman who had taken Yazmin birth control pills only two weeks (13 days) when she suffered a serious, paralyzing stroke, which the jury found was caused by the doctor’s error in giving her Yazmin as a prescribed method for helping her deal with irregular bleeding.
This was just the latest in a long line of lawsuits that have been filed by women all over the country for damages resulting from taking Yazmin birth control pills. The manufacturer of Yazmin, Bayer AG, has settled case after case where Yazmin victims have been harmed from blood clots that have formed, causing them serious injury in the form of strokes or heart attacks. In July 2012, that settlement total was already over $400 million by Bayer’s own tally.
Bayer AG has also faced a huge number of injury claims based upon use of its Yaz birth control product, which also contains the synthetic hormone drospirenone. In 2013, Bayer AG had put away over $600 million in anticipation of Yaz injury claim settlements to come.
By last July, it has been reported that Bayer had settled close to 7000 claims asserted by women here in the United States and that the company had paid over $1 billion in drospirenone birth control injury claims (Yaz, Yazmin).
A Doctor’s Okay Doesn’t Mean That The Drug Is Safe!
If you or a loved one were taking Yaz, Yazmin, or another birth control medication and suffered a stroke, heart attack, gallbladder problems, or other health injuries — including death — then it’s important for you to know that while the pills are still on the market and while Bayer continues to deny that they are at fault, you may well have a products liability claim as well as a medical malpractice or doctor negligence claim that you can assert under state law.
Until the FDA listens to critics and injury victims out there, demanding that drospirenone birth control pills be taken on the market and recalled, women are going to continue to be seriously hurt and some will die from these birth control pills.
Just because a doctor prescribes something does NOT mean it is safe. Be careful out there.