Yaz is a popular birth control drug sold by pharmaceutical giant Bayer Healthcare. Since it was approved by the FDA in 2006, it has been prescribed to an estimated 100 million women.
Although Yaz has helped many women avoid the minor side effects of traditional oral contraceptives, it has also been linked to serious health risks such as blood clots, strokes, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism.
Yaz is a combination oral contraceptive (COC), which is designed to prohibit ovulation and pregnancy with the steroid derivatives estrogen and progestin. The progestin hormone in Yaz, drospirenone, was meant to be a safer alternative to earlier hormones, but has repeatedly been linked to blood clots.
Since Bayer failed to properly warn women about the dangers of Yaz, experts fear that tens of thousands have been affected. Lawyers have already helped many file a lawsuit or collect a settlement for their damages.
If you suffered a blood clot, pulmonary embolism, DVT or stroke after taking Yaz, it is important to speak with a lawyer about the substantial compensation available. Contact us today for more information.
Researchers in Europe and the United States have discovered the active ingredients in drugs like Yaz can significantly increase the risk of blood clots and other harmful side effects.
Soon after approval of Yaz and Yasmin, the FDA had received hundreds of reports of injury or death in women taking the drugs due to blood clot related conditions. They have now issued three warnings about the risks.
In 2009, The British Medical Journal released studies conducted in Denmark and the Netherlands, which found that drugs like Yaz containing drospirenone could contribute to an increased risk of blood clots.
Last year, the FDA released another study which followed more than 800,000 women taking oral contraceptives. This study also concluded that drugs like Yaz had significant health risks with the chances of blood clots increasing by as much as 75%.
More than 6,000 women have filed lawsuits claiming they were injured by the harmful side effects of Yaz. A company report from February, 2012 shows Bayer has already started settling some of these cases.
Although no one should seek financial compensation unless a company caused them harm, lawyers can explain the research linking Yaz to injury and death, as well as how Bayer has continued to earn billions of dollars selling it despite knowing the risks.
Lawyers have helped thousands of families recover after defective drug injuries. These same lawyers are available to discuss your case today, including how much it may be worth and how long you have to take action.
Drug injury lawsuits can be complex legal matters. Before choosing a lawyer, make sure they are qualified to handle this type of case, have experience fighting large drug companies, and have the resources to finish your case.
The Yaz Risks Center only recommends lawyers and law firms that have already settled Yaz lawsuits.
Contact us today for more information on Yaz, the side effects of the drug, and current litigation. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.
Authored by Chris Schroeder
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