Yaz, manufactured by Bayer, is one of the most popular oral contraceptives on the market today. Yaz and its sister drug Yasmin contain drospirenone, a synthetic form of progestin that has replaced levonorgestrel as the active ingredient in what are known as “fourth-generation” birth control pills. However, according to reports, there may be an increased risk for Yaz blood clots among users when compared to previous generations of the Pill, and women who have been injured while taking this birth control pill may have legal recourse.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a Yaz blood clot while taking this birth control pill, contact us today for a free consultation. See if you are eligible to recover compensation for your injuries through a Yaz lawsuit.
All oral contraceptives carry a risk of blood clotting. However, certain studies have suggested that Yaz may carry a greater risk of clotting than other drugs on the market. Furthermore, the FDA issued notices to Bayer, the drug’s manufacturer, concerning advertisements for Yaz that they said downplayed the negative side effects of the drug. These ads may also have misled women to believe the drug was more effective than it is at treating the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and mild to moderate acne.
If the risk of Yaz blood clots is higher than that of other drugs and Bayer failed to adequately warn the public about this risk or conduct proper clinical trials and studies, women who have been injured by the drug may have legal recourse. Thousands of Yaz lawsuits have been filed, some by women who had a Yaz thromboembolism and who claim that they were not made fully aware of the dangers of taking the pill. Potentially, Yaz blood clots could lead to serious, life-threatening conditions, such as:
If you or a loved one developed a blood clot while taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, contact our experienced Yaz attorneys for a free consultation. You may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our no-obligation case evaluation can help you decide if pursuing a Yaz lawsuit is right for you.