Drospirenone, a synthetic form of the hormone progestin used in birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin is linked to dangerous and potentially deadly blood clots as well as other serious health problems. The increased risk of blood clots is due to raised potassium levels caused by the synthetic hormone / chemical.

Blood clots are clumps of blood that resemble hardened gel and that can break free and migrate to other parts of your body. While blood clots are part of your body’s natural wound and blood vessel healing mechanism, they can cause serious injury or death when they come loose and travel to your:

  • brain
  • lungs
  • heart, or
  • other organs

Blood clots can lead to many serious complications, including:

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot in one of the veins located deep inside your body. These clots usually form in deep veins of patients’ legs. DVT clots in your leg can break loose and travel to your lungs. This causes a blockage of blood flow to the lungs, or pulmonary embolism. (See 1>3 in the illustration above.)

For additional information on DVT, visit the Mayo Clinic’s website

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A stroke is an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain. The reduced blood flow causes a deprivation of oxygen, which leads to the rapid death of brain cells that receive too little oxygen to survive. The sudden blockage of arteries leading to the brain is the most common cause of strokes. Stokes can have catastrophic and permanent effects.

For additional information on Strokes, visit the Mayo Clinic’s Website.

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A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in a lung. (Pulmonary means of or relating to the lungs. Embolism means the blockage of an artery, usually by a blood clot or air bubble.) A pulmonary embolism blocks the flow of needed oxygen to the lung that contains the embolism. The majority of pulmonary embolisms result from blood clots that travel from the leg, through the right side of the heart, and into a lung.

A pulmonary embolism can cause death. If you experience symptoms of a pulmonary embolism, obtain medical attention as soon as possible. These symptoms include:

  • shortness of breath that is unexplained
  • a cough that brings up blood or bloody mucus
  • chest pain

For additional information on Pulmonary Embolisms, visit the Mayo Clinic’s website

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A heart attack (also known as a myocardial infarction (MI)) is permanent death of heart muscle tissue caused by a cut-off of blood supply (and, therefore, oxygen) to the heart.

For additional information on Heart Attacks, visit the Mayo Clinic’s website

Yaz and Yasmin have also been linked to gallbladder disease and other gallbladder injuries that frequently necessitate gallbladder removal. A large number of additional claims have been filed against Bayer for these injuries.

ABC News Nightline Investigation

ABC Nightline Report(ABC Report takes you to YouTube)

Feldman & Pinto no longer handles Yaz and Yasmin cases.
Please do not contact us about Yaz or Yasmin. Thank you.