is one of the most popular birth control pill. Millions of women use it worldwide.  It has churned out millions of dollars along with its sister contraceptive in the same line, Yasmin for its manufacturer Bayer Healthcare. It is been marred with controversies off late.

are new generation oral contraceptive pill, which contain synthetic progestin called drospirenone. Other active ingredient in these pills is ethinyl estradiol. Both these ingredient if combined are said to have severe side effects such as gallbladder diseases and gallstones. Their use can cause gallbladder diseases like Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) and Cholelithiasis (gallstones). In some cases patients may need removal of gallbladder.

Drospirenone is believed to develop blood clots, which can cause fatal results if they travel to heart or lungs. They can also damage liver or kidney as drospirenone blocks the hormone aldosterone in the kidneys.

These fatal side effects have led to several lawsuits being filed against Bayer Healthcare. Many Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits filed against Bayer Healthcare in state courts were consolidated into a mass tort. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge Sandra Mazer Moss consolidated them in a mass tort and had appointed 3 Pennsylvania attorneys to serve as liaison counsel for the plaintiffs.

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