Did you take Yaz? You may be entitled to compensation!
Prescribed to over 100 million women, Yaz is a popular contraceptive that prevents ovulation and can also change one’s cervical and uterine lining. Yaz can also be used to treat moderate acne in woman and to treat the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
The U.S. first approved Yasmin in 2001 and Yaz was introduced in 2006. It quickly became one of the best-selling oral contraceptives in the U.S. The usual dose is one tablet a day. Each packet has 24 tablets and four placebo pills for every 28 day cycle.
The Dangers of Taking Yaz
Yaz can cause a wide range of serious side effects which has led to many class action lawsuits. The type of progestin used in Yax, called drospirenone has posed safety concerns.
A study by the FDA in 2011 showed that there was a 74% risk increase of blood clots for Yaz users compared to other oral contraceptive users. The study estimated that 10 in 10,000 women taking Yaz would get a blood clot a year. The drug has been linked to the death of 50 women, some as young as 17.
Bayer has settled more than 5,000 blood clot injury claims alone filed by Yaz patients. There have also been 3,509 reports of pulmonary embolism and 2,847 reports of deep vein thrombosis. The FDA has reported there have been over 22,000 reports of adverse events by women taking Yaz. To date, Bayer has spent $1 billion to settle claims of side effects from Yaz.
Side effects of Yaz include:
- Bleeding not related to menstrual period
- Yellowing of skin or eyes
- Breast tenderness
- Swelling of the abdomen
- High blood pressure
- Head pain
- Mood changes
- Low energy
- Weight gain
- Throwing up
- Lower libido
- Blockage of blood vessels in retina of eye
- Cervical Dysplasia
- Heart attack
- Blood clot in lung
- Hemorrhage in the brain
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Gallbladder Disease
- And more!
Despite all of the research and negative effects of Yaz, the FDA has yet to issue a recall. In 2011, the FDA brought together an advisory board to review Yaz. They voted 15 to 11 that the benefits of Yaz outweighed the risks.
Why You Need The Carlson Law Firm
Yaz lawsuits are complicated and as a result, DrugNews Center advises that only lawyers who have previously settled Yaz lawsuits should handle these cases. The Texas statute of limitations is two years for personal injury and two years for wrongful death, so it is important you act quickly!
If you have been injured by Yaz, you have every right to fight for the damages owed to you— including medical bills, loss of income and pain and suffering! Manufacturers of prescription drugs have a duty to keep their patients from harm by providing safe products. In many lawsuits, individuals have claimed that Bayer failed to provide adequate warnings about the increased risk of serious injury and failed to warn doctors and patients about the dangers associated with Yaz.
Because corporations and their insurers employ expert lawyers to help them avoid responsibility and limit payments, you need an experienced and hard-hitting team of legal experts on your side! Admitted to the Texas Super Lawyers® list, one of our attorneys is also Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We are also been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®. Over the years, we have been able to recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.
What are you waiting for? Fight for the justice and compensation you deserve by contacting our office today! For your convenience, we have office locations in Killeen, Temple and Waco.