The active ingredient in Yasmin, Yaz and Ocella birth control pills is called drospirenone and it has been under fire for some time for being associated with giving women a higher risk of developing blood clots.
A total of four studies have been done on birth controls that contain drospirenone and it has been shown that women’s risk of developing a blood clot while taking them is 2-3 times higher compared to women that take older generation birth controls.
Two of the studies showed that the Yaz and Yasmin did not have a higher risk of developing serious health issues, but both of these studies were sponsored by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the oral contraceptives.
The FDA has now organized a study of 800,000 American women that are using oral contraceptives in order to get an accurate idea of the risks.
If you or a loved one was prescribed Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella and developed a serious health complication such as a blood clot as a result of that use, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain. Contact the Yasmin blood clot lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.