Yaz and Yasmin are known to pose grave health risks to the women who take them. These risks include abnormal blood clotting and, as a result, strokes and heart attacks. In fact, the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin have been reported to increase the risk of blood clots by more than 600%.
This increased risk of blood clots comes from the key ingredient in Yaz and Yasmin: Drospirenone. Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella are the only birth control pills that use drospirenone.
Blood clotting is a normal and necessary function of the body. However, Yasmin and Yaz can cause your blood to clot when it is unnecessary and can cause clots to form in your blood vessels, veins and arteries.
The danger arises when one of these abnormal blood clots breaks away from the vessel, vein or artery on which it formed and enters the blood stream. The clot can potentially cause a blockage near the heart, preventing blood from reaching the heart and resulting in a heart attack.
Another danger is that of the abnormal blood clot traveling through the blood stream to the brain. Again, a blockage can be created, preventing blood from flowing to the brain and resulting in a stroke.
If you have been injured by taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, contact Fears | Nachawati today for free legal assistance. To speak with a Yaz lawsuit attorney today, simply email us or phone us toll free at 1.866.705.7584.