Millions of young women have taken the birth control Yaz over the past decade based on claims that it had less side effects than other oral contraceptives. Unfortunately, experts have now warned that the drug may be linked to serious health risks such as blood clots and Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Deep Vein Thrombosis, also known as DVT, is a type of blood clot that forms in veins deep from the surface of the skin, often in the thigh or lower leg. Yaz DVT has been linked to the tendency of the active ingredient drospirenone to raise potassium levels in the blood.
A blood clot is sometimes a safe, natural healing reaction of the body. However, a Yaz DVT caused by a drug side effect has the risk of breaking free and traveling through the circulatory system to other organs such as the heart, lungs or brain, where it can cause serious injury or even death.
Some of the typical symptoms of a Yaz deep vein thrombosis can include:
Since Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Yaz, failed to properly warn of the dangers of the drug, they are liable for the damages caused. Many women have already pursued claims against the company and received settlements for similar conditions.
If you suffered DVT or a similar blood clot after taking Yaz, it is important to learn your legal rights. You may be entitled to substantial compensation through a Yaz settlement. Contact us today.
Although the FDA approved Yaz in 2006, they have received hundreds of reports of injury or death since then of women taking the drug. Many of these are due to stroke, pulmonary embolism or Yaz DVT.
In 2009, The British Medical Journal published two studies from Denmark and the Netherlands which found that women taking drugs like Yaz containing drospirenone had a sharply higher risk of blood clots.
After several warnings about the safety of Yaz and Yasmin, the FDA released its own study in October, 2011. That data, gathered from over 800,000 women taking oral contraceptives over seven years, found that drugs like Yaz could increase the risk of these harmful blood clots by up to 75%.
Lawyers have helped thousands of women injured by defective drugs and are now helping those affected by Yaz recover for their damages. These same lawyers are available to discuss your case today.
Lawsuits for drug injuries can be complex legal matters. Only trust a lawyer who has experience handling these types of cases and can demonstrate they have recovered from large drug companies.
The Yaz Risks Center only recommends lawyers and law firms that have already settled Yaz lawsuits.
For more information on the side effects of Yaz and your legal options, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide help.
Authored by Chris Schroeder
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