There have been many concerns and about the birth control pill Yasmin or Yaz. Reports claim that it has many other benefits in addition to helping to prevent pregnancy. Those benefits include claims that it helps with the symptoms of PMDD or premenstrual dysphoric disorder, helps with moderate acne and has been effective for Premenstrual Disorder or PMS, ovarian cysts, and ovarian cancer. What Yaz’s commercials and website apparently failed to disclose and understated were the serious potential side effects that can occure with this birth control pill. These risks and potential side effects include: blood clots, stroke, heart attack, weight gain, depression, and even in some very severe cases death. Were these downplayed risks really worth the overstated benefits of taking Yaz? The drugs manufacturer, Bayer clearly had its own bottom line in mind when it marketed this drug in the way it did and failed to inform people of the seriousness of the risks. Thankfully, Bayer is now paying the price by having new FDA regulations and recalls. So, the next time you see a Yaz commercial or information, make sure you consider whether the real benefits are really worth all the real risks.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of a serious side effect due to the Yasmin or Yaz birth control pill, please contact a medical malpractice attorney right away. They will help you get your case heard and get the care you deserve.