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 EffectsAs 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.
Risk Factors for Yasmin Side EffectsSome women in particular have risk factors that increase the likelihood of Yasmin side effects. Women with increased risk factors typically have a history of one or more of the following conditions, including:
- adrenal gland disorder;
- history of smoking (or tobacco use);
- blood clot disorder;
- contraception-induced jaundice;
- kidney/liver disease;
- excessive consumption of alcohol;
- hypertension/high cholesterol;
- heart disease (cardiovascular issues);
- hormone therapy; and
- certain types of cancer (such as uterine or breast).
Liability in a Dangerous Drug Claim in IllinoisIf it has been determined that your ill health was caused by Yasmin, you and your Chicago product liability attorney may choose to file a dangerous drug claim against those who were responsible for your injuries. Your Chicago product liability attorney will first have to determine the liable party. Liability in a dangerous drug claim in Illinois may include the:
- retailer; and
- healthcare professionals.
Damages in a Dangerous Drug Claim in IllinoisA dangerous drug claim in Illinois can account for multiple losses. It can address not only your physical injuries from the drug, but the financial hardship from medical bills and lost time at work, as well. Damages that may be recovered in a dangerous drug claim in Illinois can include:
- hospital expenses;
- doctor bills;
- lost wages;
- permanent disability;
- pain and suffering; and
- ongoing medical costs.