What are Yasmin Blood Clots?
Yasmin blood clots can lead to shortness of breath, blurry vision, heart trouble, stroke, and death. Yasmin is a popular oral contraceptive that is more than 99 percent effective when taken correctly. However, Yasmin side effects have caused thousands of women to consider filing a Yasmin lawsuit, and many more to think twice about taking the medication.
Yasmin side effects resulting from blood clots include pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, and Yasmin stroke. Blood clots occur naturally in the body to stop bleeding. However, if they obstruct blood flow, they can burst leading to Yasmin stroke, pulmonary embolism and death, all of which have provided the basis for Yasmin lawsuit filings.
FDA warns of Yasmin blood clots
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning showing that new generation oral contraceptives like Yasmin come with an increased risk of blood clots. After the FDA issued its 2011 Yasmin blood clots warning, an advisory committee decided to require Yasmin manufacturer, Bayer, to warn users about this increased risk.
On April 10, 2012, the FDA announced that manufacturers of “drospirenone” birth controls like Yasmin would have to create warning labels about the risk of developing blood clots. The FDA also noted that these types of birth control carry a higher risk of blood clot development than other oral contraceptives.
International regulatory and medical agencies have also warned consumers about Yasmin side effects, including Yasmin pulmonary embolism and Yasmin DVT (Yasmin deep vein thrombosis). In fact, the British Medical Journal published a study showing that Yasmin users are 6.3 percent more likely to suffer from blood clots than women who are not on birth control.
Blood clots force women to file a Yasmin lawsuit
Yasmin side effects such as Yasmin deep vein thrombosis have spurred thousands of women to file a Yasmin lawsuit to pursue compensation for their injuries, including lost wages and earning capacity, and past and future medical expenses.
In March 2012, a national law firm reported that approximately 70 women would receive compensation after filing litigation with the help of a Yasmin lawyer. According to the report, Bayer agreed to award the women financial compensation for hardships related to Yasmin side effects.