Girard Gibbs represents women from across the country who have suffered serious side effects after taking the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. Yaz lawyer Ms. A.J. De Bartolomeo, a partner at Girard Gibbs, was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Yasmin and Yaz Multi-District Litigation. She is one of two female attorneys on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, which will be responsible for prosecuting the litigation as it moves forward.
Yaz and Yasmin (generic name Ocella) are some of the most popular birth control pills in the United States. These birth control pills are taken by thousands of women across the country – but what many women may not know is that Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella have been linked to serious side effects, including stroke, pulmonary embolism, blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and other health problems such as gallbladder removal and heart attacks.
If you suffered an injury due to Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella side effects and would like to receive a free consultation with a Yaz lawyer, please fill out the form on the right or call toll-free (866) 981-4800.
Yasmin, Ocella, and Yaz Side Effects
Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella are “combination” birth controls, meaning that they contain the hormones estrogen and progestin. Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella contain the progestin known as drospirenone, or drsp. Recent medical reports found that birth control pills that contain drsp are associated with a significantly higher risk of blood clots and related events. These birth control pills have also been linked to other Yasmin, Ocella, and Yaz side effects, risks, and health problems. Other side effects of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella may include:
- blood clots (deep vein thrombosis or “DVT”)
- pulmonary embolism
- heart attack
- gallbladder disease
FDA Warnings to the Makers of Yasmin and Yaz Birth Control
The FDA sent three letters to the makers of Yaz and Yasmin after it found that several of Yaz and Yasmin’s advertisements minimized the health risks associated with these birth control pills and misleadingly suggested that they are safer than they have been proven to be. The FDA Yaz Warning Letters concluded that the makers of Yaz and Yasmin had downplayed the risks of these birth control pills and overstated the benefits.