It was reported that women who were using Yaz suffered from increased clotting, a problem that turned out to be fatal for some women.
Yaz Side Effect Lawsuit
Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are birth control pills known to cause serious side effects. If you or a loved one took one of these medications and suffered from a blot clot, a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a stroke, a pulmonary embolism (PE), a heart attack, or death prior to 2012, compensation may be available.
To participate in this lawsuit you must meet the following requirements:
1) you must have been injured prior to 2012.
The legal action against Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella is structured as a mass tort lawsuit (learn why that’s important to you). Unlike class action lawsuits, a mass tort lawsuit treats each claimant (victim) as an individual. What this means to you is that a separate, individual lawsuit against the manufacturer is filed upon your behalf. It is worth noting that settlements in these cases often result in large sums of money being awarded to the claimant; the majority going to you and a much lesser amount to the attorney. Also there is NEVER any upfront payment to the attorney or any out-of-pocket expenses for which you are responsible.
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YAZ: Information on the Drug, Dosage and Side Effects
The oral birth control pills Yasmin and Yaz are marketed by Bayer as contraceptives that are less likely to make women gain weight or cause bloating, two conditions commonly associated with most other contraceptives. Compared to other birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin utilize a different form of synthetic progesterone, drospirenone. Since it helped women keep control of their shape and also claimed to control acne and depression in women during PMS and PMDD, it became the most popular contraceptive in the market after its introduction.
How This Drug Works
Yaz or Yasmin is a contraceptive birth control pill that stops ovulation in women to prevent pregnancy. It also causes several changes to the uterine and cervical lining in the body, making it difficult for the sperm to enter the uterus and for a fertilized egg to get attached to it in order to develop further. However, the drug is not only used as a birth control pill; teenage girls also use it as a possible treatment for acne which appears during puberty. Women also use it for preventing the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. However, positive features aside, the drug caused some serious side effects in women, leading to several lawsuits filed against Bayer as of January 2012.
The Side Effects Caused by Yaz
It was reported that women who were using Yaz suffered from increased clotting, a problem that turned out to be fatal for some women. Thousands of women filed complaints online against this drug, showing concerns about its side effects. However, Bayer revealed that its research indicates that their drug only causes the normal amount of clotting that any other birth control pill would. Later, five different independent studies proved that claim false. The truth was concealed: Yaz increased the risk of blood clotting by 50 to 75% in comparison to other birth control pills.
It was also stated that Bayer deliberately manipulated or withheld data regarding the matter to get its drug approved. Even now, Yaz and Yasmin are considered to be highly dangerous contraceptive pills that can cause severe blood clotting problems in women. Excessive clotting can also lead to other health conditions like deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, a stroke or a heart attack.
In addition, there are certain conditions in which you cannot use this medicine as it can affect your health negatively. It is imperative that you consult with a doctor before you start using this medicine if you are suffering from prior health issues. In case you smoke or are older than 35 years, you should preferably not use this birth control pill due to its ability to increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
If you or a loved one have been using these pills before 2012 and have suffered from these side effects, you have a legal right to claim compensation as the company has withheld information about the serious side effects of the drugs deliberately. However, since the side effects were made public after 2012, you cannot claim legal compensations if you continued to use the medicine after that.