A father has claimed that his 15-year-old daughter was killed because of the Yasmin birth control that she was prescribed by her doctor for her acne.
According to the father, his daughter was not sexually active and her doctor prescribed the oral contraceptive for her acne and pushed it for off-label use. The teenage girl developed a pulmonary embolism from the drug and her father claims that the doctor dismissed it her embolisms as a skin disease.
She died in June 2009 after suffering from blood clots in both lungs. The man has filed a wrongful death and product liability lawsuit against the manufacturers. This lawsuit now just joined the dozens that have claimed similar things.
Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.