According to this news article, fifty Indiana women have sued Bayer, the maker of the Yasmin (or “Yaz”) birth control pill, because their use of the pill caused serious health problems, such as stroke and heart attacks.
Yasmin or “Yaz,” has been sold since 2001. It contains a hormone known as drospirenone that can lead to high levels of blood potassium. High levels of potassium can, in turn, lead to a condition known as hyperkalemia, which can be responsible for heart attacks, blood clots and circulatory problems.
In the past few months, dozens of lawsuits have been filed against Bayer, claiming that Yaz is unsafe. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter concerning Yaz, however Bayer has not recalled the product.
To date, no Yaz lawsuits have been filed in Massachusetts. We will update you if Massachusetts women do become part of this litigation.
If you have been injured as a result of a defective product, such as a dangerous pharmaceutical product, and need the services of a Boston personal injury attorney to represent you in a products liability case against the pharmaceutical’s manufacturer, call The Law Office of Alan H. Crede at (617)973-6434 to arrange a free consultation.