Many women around the country have suffered from blood clots linked to the fourth-generation birth control pill Yaz. Unfortunately, many people don’t know that they may have important legal rights including filing Yaz blood clots lawsuits.
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.
BIRTH CONTROL BLOOD CLOT UPDATE: 4/25/11
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.
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.
What’s the problem?
The Yaz-blood clot link is essentially the same as that for all oral combination contraceptives. The ‘combination’ aspect refers to the combination of progestin and estrogen used. A woman’s risk of developing blood clots is increased by the use of any combined oral contraceptive.
Under normal conditions, a blood clot forms in a blood vessel such as an artery or vein when it is damaged. The clot forms to help stop the bleeding, and is a natural part of the healing process. Abnormal blood clots, on the other hand, can be extremely dangerous and even fatal if left untreated. When a blood clot blocks normal circulation, it may cause symptoms such as swelling and pain in the affected area. If an internal blood clot breaks free from the place where it formed and travels through the circulatory system, it may block the flow of blood to the body’s vital organs. Yaz birth control increases the risk of internal blood clots forming and blocking the blood flow to vital organs.
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.