Yaz lawsuits are being filed for blood clots, heart attack, pulmonary embolism and DTV. Call our attorneys today to review your claim.
An FDA advisory panel recently recommended that the agency include stronger warnings on the Yaz label to include the increased risk of blood clots in patients taking the oral contraceptive, compared to other birth control pills. Yaz was approved by the FDA in 2006 as a pregnancy prevention option, and was already the most commonly prescribed birth control pill in the United States by 2008. Yaz is a “new generation” progestin and estrogen combination birth control pill, which prevents ovulation and makes it more difficult for sperm to reach the uterus and for fertilized eggs to attach to the uterine wall. Yaz, along with its predecessor Yasmin, are manufactured by pharmaceutical giant, Bayer. A number of lawsuits have already been filed against Bayer for dangerous Yaz complications. If you have suffered from a serious side effect, which you believe to be associated with Yaz, contact our reputable attorneys to discuss your legal options.
Potential Yaz Side Effects
Despite the fact that Yaz is one of the most popular oral contraceptives available, prescriptions have decreased recently in light of information about the potential for Yaz to cause serious side effects, including an increased risk of dangerous blood clots. Other potential side effects may include heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and gallbladder disease. One of the reasons Yaz is believed to be such a dangerous drug is that it uses the man-made hormone called drospirenone, which mimics the female hormone progesterone. According to a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, taking drospirenone may increase a woman’s risk of developing blood clots by 6.3 times. Several large studies published since 2009 have also indicated that drospirenone-containing products like Yaz, compared to older contraceptives, carry a higher risk of blood clots which can lead to life-threatening side effects like stroke, heart attack, and blockages in the blood vessels or lungs.
Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help
In addition to the risk of side effects linked to Yaz, the FDA has recently cited drug maker Bayer for making deceptive claims in several of its Yaz advertisements. According to the agency, Bayer overstated the benefits of Yaz while using distracting music and visual effects to downplay the drug’s side effects. As a result, the FDA required Bayer to run a series of corrective advertisements which addressed these issues. Unfortunately, it is common practice for pharmaceutical companies to try to distract consumers from the possible dangerous side effects associated with their medications in order to boost their sales. If you or a loved one has suffered from a major side effect, which you believe to be associated with the oral contraceptive Yaz, contact our skilled attorneys to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, which our qualified lawyers can help you pursue.