If you have been seriously injured because of a dangerous prescription drug such as Yasmin, you may be eligible to file a dangerous drug claim against the drug’s manufacturer, and numerous other parties, for that matter. Any other party that played a part in making or distributing the dangerous prescription drug could be held liable in a dangerous drug claim.
Bringing a dangerous drug claim against a large pharmaceutical company may seem like a daunting task. On the other hand, prescription drugs can bring in millions of dollars to a pharmaceutical company, so companies have a lot to lose in a dangerous prescription drug claim. While a pharmaceutical company may have the resources to assemble a legal team, this shouldn’t deter you from recovering damages for your injuries through a dangerous prescription drug claim.
What is Yasmin?
Yasmin, also known as drospirenone, is an effective birth control pill. In fact, it has been found to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Despite its effectiveness, it has also been linked to serious side effects.
Yasmin works by preventing sperm from fertilizing an egg, and the egg from attaching to the lining of the uterus. It comes in a 24/4-pill dosage, which means that the first 24 pills are active with synthetic progestin hormones and the other 4 pills are placebos. It has been proven effective when taken at the same time every day, within 2 hours of the set time.
Understanding Yasmin Side Effects
As with all prescription drug use, there is a chance that a user will experience side effects from Yasmin. While some side effects are minor and dissipate on their own, others are more serious and can lead to long-term medical consequences.
Serious Yasmin side effects include:
- unexplained vaginal bleeding;
- blood clots;
- lumps in the breast;
- severe allergic reactions;
- pulmonary embolism;
- heart attack;
- high cholesterol;
- liver damage; and
- kidney damage.
Contact your physician immediately if you have experienced any of the above-mentioned Yasmin side effects. If you have suffered from a serious Yasmin side effect, then you may be eligible to file a dangerous drug claim. A Chicago product liability attorney can help you determine if you have grounds for a dangerous prescription drug case.
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