Yaz-related deaths are based on the drug’s increased risk of potentially fatal medical conditions. The prescribing information supplied with Yaz includes extensive warnings about who should not use the drug in light of the many potential side effects that can result in death.
Yaz / Yasmin Lawsuit Update 8/2/12: According to a second quarter stockholders newsletter released this week, pharmaceutical giant Bayer is poised to pay out more than $1.2 billion to settle lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals allegedly injured by Yaz and Yasmin side effects.Yet despite the massive payout, Bayer will still face thousands of lawsuits over Yaz and Yasmin in the near future.
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 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?
Women taking Yaz birth control pills may be at risk of suffering a severe injury that could result in death. It is currently impossible to know precisely how many women have died as a result of taking Yaz, as many patients’ families don’t file a report about such events to the FDA. In fact, experts estimate that only 10% of families who endure the death of a loved one who has taken Yaz ever file a report on the matter. Because Yaz has been on the market in the U.S. since 2001 (and is currently available in a number of countries throughout the world), it’s likely that Yaz has caused tens of thousands of deaths.
Yaz patients who develop the following symptoms should seek immediate medical attention to prevent possibly fatal complications:
- Back pain (in the upper or lower abdomen)
- Breathing difficulties
- Chest pain
- Clammy, blue skin
- Difficulty walking, talking or seeing
- Fever and/or chills
- Irregular heartbeat
- Leg inflammation
- Paralysis one side of the body
- Skin rash or hives
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.