Yasmin is a 4th generation oral contraceptive that is responsible for injuries to users that have led to a Yasmin Lawsuit. Although the most commonly reported injury from Yasmin is pulmonary embolism due to blood clots in the legs, there are other serious side effects that may have caused serious injury or death to users of this oral contraceptive.
Yasmin Lawsuit : Ocella is the Generic Form of Yasmin
Although a Yasmin lawsuit usually uses the brand name of the drug, the generic form of Yasmin was marketed under the name Ocella. Ocella has the same uses and the same risks as Yasmin, which was prescribed for treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder and acne in girls as young as 14 years of age. Since these drugs contain female hormones, they are contraindicated for use by males. Anyone who took the drug Ocella and suffered from blood clots or other known side effects may be able to file a Yasmin lawsuit for compensation for their injuries.
Yasmin Lawsuit : What Are the Side Effects of Yasmin?
The side effects of Yasmin which have led to the Yasmin lawsuit include deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the leg), pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, liver cancer, gallbladder disease, hypertension and stroke. Although most of these conditions are related to blood clots, liver cancer and gallbladder disease are not. Hypertension may not result in permanent injury and is usually resolved by discontinuing use of the product. There may be increased risks for women over 35, smokers and individuals with a predisposition for heart disease, hypertension or clotting disorders.
Yasmin Lawsuits for Permanent Disability
Several of the side effects of Yasmin can lead to permanent disability and a Yasmin lawsuit can help those with disabilities related to Yasmin get compensation for past, current and future expenses. These expenses may include expenses for medical treatment and physical therapy, lost wages, living assistance (nursing care) and mobility equipment. Plaintiffs who will have lifelong disabilities are also entitled to payment for pain and suffering. Spouses and family members may have a separate Yasmin lawsuit for loss of consortium and services.
Yasmin Lawsuit : How Dangerous Are Yasmin and Ocella?
The initial clinical trials performed before Yasmin was approved by the FDA may have under reported serious side effects like blood clots and this is part of the basis for a Yasmin lawsuit. Although most Yasmin users do not experience serious side effects, the risks from Yasmin and Ocella are significantly higher than the risks from other oral contraceptives. Recent clinical studies have indicated that the increased risk of blood clots and related injuries from Yasmin may be as much as 40% to 70% which has led to a large number of people filing a Yasmin lawsuit.
Yasmin Lawsuits for Sudden Death
The most serious side effect of Yasmin and Ocella that is addressed in a Yasmin lawsuit is sudden death. Blood clots may not have obvious symptoms before reaching the lungs, heart or brain. If a woman using Yasmin collapses and dies suddenly, it may be due to a cerebral thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or myocardial infarction related to Yasmin side effects. Family members of women who died due to Yasmin side effects may be able to bring a wrongful death Yasmin lawsuit for monetary compensation for loss of services and emotional distress.
If you or an immediate family member suffered a catastrophic injury related to Yasmin side effects, you may be able to file a Yasmin lawsuit for compensation. You can get a free evaluation of your case here on our Avandia Lawsuit website.