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Pulmonary Embolism

Yaz and Yasmin are popular forms of birth control prescribed to millions of young women over the past decade. Unfortunately, researchers have identified a risk of blood clots from the drugs which can lead to serious conditions like Yaz pulmonary embolism.

Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot breaks free and passes through the circulatory system into the arteries of the lungs. It can then block the flow of oxygen rich blood to parts of the lungs causing injury or even death.

While pulmonary embolism can occur naturally, experts have discovered that the active ingredient in Yaz, drospirenone, can cause as much as a 75% increase in the risk of blood clots and consequentially, Yaz pulmonary embolism.

It is important for anyone suffering a blockage in the lungs to receive medical treatment as soon as possible. Some of the common symptoms of Yaz pulmonary embolism include:

  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Excessive sweating
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weak pulse
  • Chest pain
  • Clammy or bluish-colored skin
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat

Experts fear that thousand of women may have suffered such side effects since Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Yaz, failed to properly warn of the risks. Many of these have now filed a lawsuit and recovered with a Yaz settlement.

If you suffered a blood clot or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz, it is important to learn your legal options before it’s too late. You may be entitled to a substantial Yaz settlement. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.

While no one wants to file a lawsuit unless they have to, companies are responsible for the medical costs, pain and damages caused by their defective products. A lawyer can explain the evidence linking Yaz to serious side effects and how Bayer continues to earn billions selling the drug regardless.

Over the past several years, five major studies from Europe and the United States have indicated that drugs like Yaz with the chemical drospirenone can increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 75%. The FDA has also issued several warnings about the safety of the drug. The cause of pulmonary embolism is most often a blood clot that has passed from the leg.

In response, Bayer has resisted pressure to add label warnings to their drugs and has funded two studies of their own hoping to argue that the drug is still safe.

Lawyers have already helped many of those affected by Yaz pulmonary embolism file lawsuits and recover through a settlement. These same lawyers are available to meet with you to discuss whether you have a case, how much it may be worth, and how long you have to act.

Drug injury lawsuits can be complex legal matters. Only trust a lawyer with your case if they have experience with Yaz lawsuits, have fought large drug companies before, and have the resources necessary 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 about the side effects of Yaz and your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide help.

Authored by Chris Schroeder

 

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