A plaintiff from San Diego has filed a lawsuit against drug giant Bayer over its popular birth control pill Yaz-Yasmin. The lawsuit filed in the Superior Court in San Diego County, by plaintiff “Brenda Depperschmidt” claims that she sustained various injuries including stroke due to Yaz and that she is entitled to receive adequate compensation for suffering all the way through.

According to the Yaz-Yasmin lawsuit filed by Brenda, she started using the birth control pill two years back after being prescribed by her doctor. However, immediately after 2 years of using the drug she started experiencing various complications and health issues that she had not expected and had the drug maker warned about the potential threats she would have avoided using the Yaz-Yasmin birth control pill.

In the lawsuit the plaintiff has claimed that due to concealment of relevant information she suffered injuries like stroke which caused permanent physical impairment, mental distress and diminished enjoyment of life. These permanent injuries now require her to undergo continuous medical treatment.

With the lawsuit the plaintiff has brought in a multiple counts against the defendant including breach of warranties, product liability, concealing of relevant information and violation of professional code and has sought for compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages. The plaintiff and her Yaz-Yasmin attorney have also claimed for restitution and injunctive relief.

What is Yaz Used For?

Yaz-Yasmin is a birth control pill widely prescribed  to women in the United States. The drug has also been used for regulating menstrual cycle irregularities and abnormalities.

Yaz was approved by the FDA in the year 2006 and Yasmin was released immediately after that. Initially, the manufacturer of the drug Bayer promoted and advertised the drug as a panacea for a multitude of women related problems like premenstrual dysphoric disorder and hormone induced acne. Since then many women have been using Yaz to regulate and improve their menstrual cycles. However, after using it they found that the everyday side effects of the drug created more problems than they thought.

The birth control pill Yaz is different from other contraceptive pills as it contains a new generation of synthetic progesterone called drospirenone which is closely related to spironolactone, a commonly known diuretic.

Side effects of Yaz Yasmin birth control pill

Some of the side effects of Yaz-Yasmin birth control pill include

  • Heart Attack or Stroke
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Sudden Death