More than 10 million women have taken the oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin for birth control since 2001. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown that some side effects of Yaz can put women at risk of serious injury or death.
Since the maker of Yaz, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, failed to adequately warn patients of the severe or fatal health risks of Yaz side effects, experts are concerned that tens of thousands of women may have been affected.
Researchers have now linked Yaz side effects to several conditions such as:
Over 10,000 women or families have already filed a Yaz side effects lawsuit. Although Bayer has started settling some of the outstanding cases, there is still time to speak with an attorney and file a claim if you have been affected.
If you suffered any Yaz birth control side effects such as blood clots, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism, you may be entitled to a substantial recovery. It is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible as time is limited. Contact us today.
Although Yaz and Yasmin received FDA approval when they were first introduced, the agency has now received hundreds of reports of injury or death associated with the drugs and has issued several warnings.
In October, 2011, the FDA published a long-term study of more than 800,000 women which indicated drugs like Yaz could cause a 75% increase in the risk of developing blood clots.
The British Medical Journal also published studies from Denmark and the Netherlands in recent years linking Yaz to blood clots.
Most of the serious Yaz side effects have been linked to the chemical hormone in the drug, drospirenone. Researchers have linked this active ingredient to elevated levels of potassium in the blood, which can lead to blood clots.
Blood clots are a naturally occurring function of the body and can be beneficial for healing. However, when they form artificially they can cause Yaz birth control side effects such as strokes, heart attacks and pulmonary embolism.
A Yaz side effects lawsuit can help tremendously with medical expenses, future care and the lost earnings caused by these conditions. An attorney can also explain the evidence linking the drug to serious health risks and how Bayer has continued to earn billions of dollars selling it despite knowing the risks.
Attorneys have helped thousands of those injured by defective drugs and are among the few who have recovered compensation for Yaz victims. These same attorneys are available to discuss your case today.
Lawsuits for defective drug injuries are complex legal matters. Before you trust an attorney with your case make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies.
The Yaz Risks Center only recommends lawyers and law firms that have already settled Yaz lawsuits.
Contact us today for more information on the side effects of Yaz. We are available 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide help.
Authored by Chris Schroeder