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Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella are related oral contraceptives using the active ingredient drospirenone.  This ingredient is what separated these drugs from the rest of the oral birth control market, as their ability to manipulate hormone levels and therefore menstrual cycles is greater than other drugs’.  Bayer, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures drospirenone drugs, stated a number of the mild side effects associated with Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella on their labels, including nausea and cramps, but failed to disclose a number of more serious and dangerous side effects.  These side effects primarily involve bloodflow.  Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are both blood clots that often result in heart attack and stroke.  Links have been established between a drospirenone drug regimen and these blood clotting conditions.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) completed an investigation into the clotting effects of Bayer’s drospirenone drugs that it ultimately elected not to rule on, passing the decision to an advisory committee that voted not to pull the drugs from the market.  Multiple members of this committee have been challenged for ties to Bayer, adding to concerns of professional negligence in cases of drospirenone drug injury. Continued use of Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella has also been linked to gallbladder diseases, including gallbladder cancer and the formation of bilestones.  Diseases of the gallbladder often require invasive surgery and drawn-out recovery.  If you or someone you love suffered deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke, or gallbladder disease after prolonged use of Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may have a right to benefits associated with your medical costs.  

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP only represents victims like you in situations like these, marked by corporate greed and disservice to consumers; let us represent you in your drospirenone-related claim. Our teams of personal injury lawyers and case examiners are on hand to secure any evidence available to build your case for compensation and defend your legal rights.

Corporations like Bayer are driven by their profit margins, and their attorneys are paid to protect the company’s financial interests, not yours. Waiting for a check to cover your Yasmin/Yaz/Ocella-related costs is unlikely to pay off, and even if you are offered a voluntary settlement it will likely underestimate the costs you face in this situation. Do not attempt to take legal action against Bayer alone either, as the corporation has scores of attorneys on hand, and a slight miscalculation on your part could cost you many of your legal rights and a major part if not all of the benefits package available to you. If you were victimized by Bayer’s negligence in the development and marketing of drospirenone oral contraceptives that are linked to your severe gallbladder disease, let a Grimes Teich Anderson expert attorney stand up for you as you seek the benefits to which you are entitled.


If you or a loved one was faced with bilestones, gallbladder cancer, or other debilitating diseases associated with the gallbladder after taking Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other costs relating to your experience. If this describes your situation, call 800.533.6845 for a free consultation with one of our on-site personal injury attorneys. You can receive the same free consultation by filling out a convenient online form, available at our website. Grimes Teich Anderson often associates national co-counsel with proven experience in these matters. We will serve as your local contact and counsel and work with national counsel to recover fair compensation.

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

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