As we have discussed in previous posts, studies have shown that the ingredients contained in YAZ®, Yasmin® and Ocella® have been linked to various forms of severe side-effects. Reportedly, these side-effects include: heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (also known as DVT or blood clots), internal organ damage (including gallbladder damage), myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism. Recently, a large number of YAZ® lawsuits have been designated as Mass Tort or Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) cases.

Studies show that one of the more serious YAZ® side effects, Yasmin® and Ocella® use is Deep Vein Thrombosis, which is commonly known as DVT. DVT is a condition characterized by the presence of a blood clot in a vein, usually in the legs or pelvis. DVT does not always show symptoms, but may cause swelling and pain in the affected extremities. If the blood clot dislodges and travels to the lungs, it may cause a Pulmonary Embolism – this potentially fatal condition is commonly known as a PE. Studies also show that DVT and PE sufferers have a heightened risk of long-term complications and multiple DVT and PE episodes, which can, in turn, lead to the need for continuing treatment. Further, DVT and PE sufferers have a much higher incidence of arterial thrombosis, heart attack and stroke.

Stark & Stark’s Mass Tort/Pharmaceutical Litigation Team pursues claims throughout the nation against drug manufacturers, so they can be held accountable when the drugs they market are proven to be defective or cause catastrophic injury to the people who use them. If you feel you have experienced any side-effects from taking YAZ® or Yasmin® (or the generic brand, Ocella®), you can contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort/ Pharmaceutical Litigation attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against the YAZ®, Yasmin® or Ocella® manufacturers.