The YAZ birth control pill, manufactured and marketed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals has been linked to a number of serious, life-threatening side effects including but not limited to heart attack, stroke, DVT, pulmonary embolism, blood clots, abnormal heart rhythm, gall bladder injury, pancreatitis and death.
Yaz Lawsuit Update 3/21/13: This week, Bayer Healthcare reportedly agreed to pay out as much as $24 million to settle gallbladder disease lawsuits involving its controversial Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. Specifically, the company agreed to settlement payments of $2,000 to women who suffered gallbladder injuries, and $3,000 for women’s injuries which were so severe that their gallbladders had to be removed.
Yaz Blood Clot Update 4/10/12: Birth control products containing the synthetic hormone drospirenone have been linked to an increased risk for blood clots, according to a warning issued today by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). In response to these findings, the FDA has required that all drospirenone-containing contraceptives carry warnings which state that several studies have found as much as a three-fold increased risk of blood clots associated with drospirenone when compared to levonorgestrel, a different hormone found in many older forms of birth control.
Free Yaz Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot after taking Yaz, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
Since 2004, there have been over 50 deaths reported to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of women who were taking YAZ. Some of the deaths associated with women taking YAZ included cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, intracardiac thrombus (blood clots in the heart), pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs), and stroke.
The FDA has issued several warnings to the manufacturer and marketer of YAZ regarding the inappropriateness of their advertising and marketing of the birth control product. Below are links to the FDA YAZ warnings.
What is YAZ?
YAZ, also known as Yasmin or its generic name Ocella is a birth control pill that contains both drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. The birth control pill was developed by Berlex Laboratories, which has since been acquired by Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use an oral contraceptive. YAZ is also indicated for the treatment of symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in women who choose to use an oral contraceptive as their method of contraception. The effectiveness of YAZ for PMDD when used for more than 3 menstrual cycles has not been evaluated. YAZ has not been evaluated for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
YAZ is indicated for the treatment of moderate acne vulgaris in women at least 14 years of age, who have no known contraindications to oral contraceptive therapy and have achieved menarche. YAZ should be used for the treatment of acne only if the patient desires an oral contraceptive for birth control.
YAZ Side Effects
There are a variety of serious, life-threatening side effects that may be associated with the YAZ birth control pill including the following:
- Heart Attack
- Cardiac Arrhythmia
- Pulmonary Embolism (an artery in the lung is blocked)
- Blood Clots (Non-Vaginal)
- Kidney Failure
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Gallbladder Disease
- Hepatic Adenomas
- Sudden Death
Do I Have a Yaz Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Yaz lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new blood clot cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed a blood clot after using Yaz, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.