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Study Links Yaz to Increased Risk of Blood Clots

The popular birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, Yasminelle, Aida and Petibelle have been linked again to the increased risk of serious, life-threatening blood clots or venous thrombosis. In a recent study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the authors of the study found that birth control pills like Yaz, which contain the hormone drospirenone are twice as likely to cause blood clots than older generation birth control pills.  Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz continues to deny that their birth control pills have a higher risk factor for blood clots.

Free Yaz Blood Clot 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.

Yaz Lawsuit Update 7/31/12: The number of lawsuits filed against pharmaceutical giant Bayer on behalf of women allegedly injured by Yaz and Yasmin continues to grow by leaps and bounds around the country, as the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) for the cases recently surpassed asbestos as the largest in the nation. All of the complaints involve similar allegations which state that Bayer knew – or should have known – about the health risks involved with its blockbuster birth control pills, but that it failed to inform the public and medical communities about this risk.

Yaz Lawsuit Update 7/9/12: After nearly six months of settlement negotiations, Bayer has reportedly reached agreements with approximately 33 different law firms to resolve at least 1,444 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits. All of the claims were filed on behalf of women who suffered blood clot-related injures after taking the company’s blockbuster birth control pills.

Two new British Medical Journal (BMJ) studies have confirmed that Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and other new ‘fourth generation’ birth control medications significantly increase the risk of blood clots over those taking older birth control products. The results of the studies highlight the well known fact that the mix of hormones needed to prevent pregnancy also promote clotting factors.

Download the Complete Study: The venous thrombotic risk of oral contraceptives, effects of oestrogen dose and progestogen type: results of the MEGA case-control study

Yaz & Blood Clots

Birth control pills that contain drospirenone have become an attractive alternative to the older generation birth control pills that do not contain the hormone. It is believed that women prefer birth control pills like Yaz or Yasmin because the manufacturers have advertised that they cause less weight gain and promote clearer skin. Unfortunately, drospirenone thickens the blood so these possible benefits come at a cost of an increased risk of serious side effects like blood clots or venous thrombosis. The blood thickening characteristics of birth control pills like Yaz, Yasmin, Yasminelle, Aida and Petibelle can also lead to death.

Do I Have a Yaz Blood Clot 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.

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