Following news and FDA warnings highlighting possible health risks of oral contraceptives like Yaz and Yasmin, millions of women taking the pills learned they could be affected. Now, many have contacted a Yaz attorney to find out if they can seek legal help for their injuries.
Fortunately, those injured by Yaz have a right to seek compensation. However, time may be limited. Attorneys are currently helping women who suffered a blood clot, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin recover for their damages.
A Yaz attorney can explain the research from Europe and the United States linking the chemical hormone in Yaz, drospirenone, to increased potassium in the blood. This can raise the risk of blood clots, blockages in the brain (stroke) and lungs (pulmonary embolism).
While some blood clots are minor, many can lead to severe disability, loss of brain function or even death. Therefore, all blood clots should be treated as serious. Since Bayer, the maker of Yaz, didn’t properly warn women of these risks, they are liable for the damages caused.
If you suffered a blood clot, stroke, pulmonary embolism or DVT after taking Yaz, it’s important to speak with a Yaz attorney about the compensation available. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options.
Many patients injured by defective drugs worry that a legal claim will require tremendous effort or cost, or make them appear litigious. However, the right attorney can help you without any travel or out-of-pocket costs on your part.
A Yaz attorney can also explain the evidence linking these drugs to serious side effects, and how Bayer Healthcare has continued earning billions selling Yaz despite knowing the safety risks.
In 2009, studies from Denmark and the Netherlands published in the British Medical Journal showed that oral contraceptives like Yaz containing the chemical drospirenone were linked to higher rates of blood clots.
In October, 2011, the FDA released even more frightening data. According to a study of more than 800,000 women taking birth control drugs, those like Yaz with the chemical drospirenone could increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 75%!
Over the past several years, more than 6,000 women have filed a lawsuit for blood clot-related injuries after taking Yaz. Now, Bayer has started settling some of those cases, but only with certain attorneys.
Attorneys have helped victims of Yaz injuries settle their cases. These same attorneys are available to answer questions about your case, such as how much it may be worth and how long you have to take action.
Drug injury lawsuits can be complex legal matters. Only trust an attorney who is qualified for this type of case and has experience fighting large pharmaceutical companies. Many times, drug companies will only negotiate with attorneys that they recognize as a threat.
The Yaz Risks Center only recommends lawyers and law firms that have already settled Yaz lawsuits.
Contact us today for more information about the side effects of Yaz and your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide help.