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Yasmin Pulmonary Embolism: A Fatal Side Effect

        One of the most concerning side effects of the popular birth control pill sold by Bayer Pharmaceuticals as Yasmin is the increased risk of blood clots, which can lead to other more serious—and even potentially life threatening—conditions. Pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, and stroke have all been linked to Yasmin blood clots, and some patients have even died as a result of these side effects. A number of patients have chosen to go forward with Yasmin lawsuits, hoping to gain compensation from Bayer that would help cover costs associated with their side effects.

FDA warns of blood clot risk

The Food and Drug Administration has warned of the increased rick of blood clots associated with the use of Yaz and Yasmin, both of which are manufactured by Bayer and contain the synthetic hormone drospirenone. Although there has been some proven risk of blood clots associated with any hormonal birth control, the FDA has determined that the risk associated with Yaz, Yasmin, and similar products is much more significant, and some studies have shown that the risk of blood clots associated with drospirenone-based birth control is as much as six times higher than with any other type. Pulmonary embolism from Yaz use has already claimed the lives of some patients. Find out more about Yaz pulmonary embolism.

The greatest risk associated with blood clots is complications thereof. Heart attack, pulmonary embolism, stroke, and deep vein thrombosis are all potential complications of blood clots associated with Yaz and Yasmin. The serious side effects linked to the medication have caused hundreds of women to file lawsuits against Bayer, hoping to be compensated for some of the loss of quality of life and financial hardship they have experienced as a result of their side effects.

Bayer pays out millions

According to financial reports, Bayer has already paid out $142 million in Yasmin settlements, and that amount is expected to continue to grow as more and more patients see their lawsuits dealt with. Women who are taking drospirenone-based birth control should be aware of the symptoms of blood clots, including shortness of breath, leg pain, and chest pain.

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