Federal Lawsuit Alleges Yasmin/Yaz Side Effects Responsible for Several Deaths

July 26, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
LegalView.info, the premier resource for legal resources, announced the launch of their most recent unsafe drug information portal. The newest addition to the LegalView.info family concerns the birth control medication known as Yasmin or Yaz, a pharmaceutical manufactured by Bayer AG, a global medical conglomerate.

Recent reports implicate the medication in serious health concerns for women who are consistently taking Yasmin. Reports of complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke and in some cases death resulting from these complications. Additionally, patients taking this medication could be at a higher risk for Yasmin side effects if they have preexisting conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney or liver impairment.

While there has been no official Yasmin recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Bayer AG that the advertising campaign for Yasmin and Yaz were misleading, namely that the ads suggested a broad useage of the medication, minimized potentially serious side effects, and overstated the efficacy of the pill. Twice have letters been sent to Bayer AG, and once has Bayer AG been ordered to correct its ads, costing the company a total of $20 million. Bayer AG is also under obligation to submit future ad campaigns to the FDA for approval before it launches them in the U.S.

One of the causes for concerns to patients taking the medication a chemical known as DRSP (drospirenone). This ingredient is what makes Yasmin and Yaz chemically different from other combination oral contraceptives. However, this is the ingredient that can raise your potassium level.the high levels of potassium that can accrue in a person's body after taking the medication for some time. High potassium levels in the blood can be dangerous for persons who are obese, diabetic, or who have chronically high blood pressure.

Since the launch of Yasmin and Yaz, Bayer has reported sales estimated in the billions of dollars. It was reported as one of the highest earning drugs manufactured by the Bayer AG Corporation over the past few years.

There have been several Yasmin class action lawsuits filed in different states. LegalView.info remains committed to consumer safety and provides an extensive base of legal resources for individuals who may have been harmed by such a medication. If you believe you may have a case, LegalView's newly launched Yasmin Information portal provides access to a
Yasmin lawyer who can assist with developing litigation. Oftentimes, after suffering a serious side effect from a medication, individuals could be unable to receive compensation from their standard medical insurance, compensation for time away from work, or any other number of debilitating conditions due to medicine side effects. To this extent, it is imperative for any individual who believes they may be entitled to legal recourse contact an experienced Yasmin attorney to begin development of a case as soon as possible.

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