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Legal Help on Yasmin Blood Clots

If you have recently discovered that a medication you have been taking – possibly for some time – has significant risks then you will have a number of concerns and questions. If that medication is oral contraceptive Yasmin or Yaz then you have come to the right place.

At Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C., our legal team has a lot of experience in representing US clients over a range of different medical malpractice claims. Our lawyers are also very familiar with all the latest developments and legal happenings around Yasmin and its relation to blood clots in those women who have taken or are currently taking the birth control pills.

For this reason we have decided to provide you with detailed information on the risks associated with Yasmin and Yaz and what legal steps you can take if you feel you have not been properly warned about the risks.

Health Canada warns of blood clot risk in Yasmin

In early December last year, Canadian health department Health Canada released its findings from a safety review that it began last June of oral contraceptives containing drospirenone, marketed in Canada as Yasmin and Yaz. The study related to an increased risk of developing blood clots, otherwise known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), a disease that includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), a blockage of the lung’s main artery or one of its branches. There is already a very small chance of developing blood cots with all birth control pills.

The review found that the risk of blood clots in people taking Yasmin or Yaz was potentially 1.5 to 3 times higher than with other birth control pills. The study found that the chance of developing blood clots was higher in oral contraceptives containing drospirenone compared with those that contain a different hormone called levonorgestrel.

Yasmin labels must include greater warning on the risk of blood clots

When introduced, drospirenone-containing birth control pills were promoted as having fewer side effects than other birth control pills. Health Canada has since asked drug giant Bayer to change the labels on both Yasmin and Yaz to include a greater level of warnings.

The packets now contain information on the studies conducted as well as recommendations that doctors consider the risks in line with each patient’s risk of developing blood clots compared with the risks of side effects from other birth control pills.

Have you been properly warned of the risk of blood clots?

It is very important that your health professional goes through your specific medical history and considers the various risks of all birth control pills when prescribing an oral contraceptive. Some of the things that are known to increase someone’s risk of blood clots include smoking, obesity, and a family history of blood clots. Hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol levels may also be linked to a person’s risk of developing blood clots. Women over 35 who are heavy smokers (more than 15 cigarettes per day) have a higher risk of developing blood clots, for example.

The Yasmin blood clot lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. will be able to go through your case if you have developed a blood clot while taking Yasmin and feel you were not properly warned.

To keep reading more about Yasmin blood clots and the Yasmin blood clot lawyers at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. take a look at this article entitled Talk to Our Yasmin Blood Clot Lawyers.

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