Gallbladder Removal Risks
Oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella have a long list of potential side effects that range from minor irritations to serious health complications. One serious health risk that has been inadequately reported by drug manufacturer Bayer is the risk of developing gallbladder disease. Many women taking one of these birth control pills have developed gallstones or suffered from a failing gallbladder that required surgery to remove it. If you are a woman taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella and have experienced gallbladder problems, the drug may be responsible for your pain and suffering.
Drospirenone and the Gallbladder
Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella all contain a unique artificial chemical compound known as drospirenone, which is designed to mimic the effects of the natural hormone progesterone. These three pills are the only ones currently on the market that use drospirenone, and they have become very popular among women taking birth control because they are highly effective at reducing the chance of pregnancy.
Unfortunately, they also have a number of other unintended effects. The elevated hormone level caused by these drugs can increase a woman’s risk of developing gallstones or other gallbladder problems, which may require gallbladder removal through surgery.
The gallbladder is a non-vital organ that can be removed through surgery, but that does not mean that the procedure is risk-free. If you have your gallbladder surgically removed, you may be exposed to the following risks:
- Internal bleeding during or after the surgery
- Infection from surgical tools, medical staff, or equipment
- Formation of blood clots that could become lodged in the lungs during or after the procedure
Holding Drug Companies Accountable
Many women who take Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are not made fully aware of the potential risks of these drugs and may begin to experience gallbladder problems without realizing what the cause may be. Women who have to undergo surgery to have their gallbladders removed are left feeling betrayed and misinformed by drug companies who did not adequately warn them of the serious health complications that could result from taking these supposedly safe birth control medications.
If you or someone you love has suffered health problems from taking an oral contraceptive containing drospirenone, consider consulting with a Yaz lawsuit attorney immediately to determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit. The drug manufacturer may be responsible for inaccurate advertising or for producing an unsafe product, and you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and damages caused by your oral contraceptive.
To learn more about the harmful side effects of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella and how you can take action to fight for compensation from negligent drug companies, please contact the experienced Yaz lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.