South Carolina Yaz Injury Lawyer Who Handles Dangerous Drug Injury Cases
Bayer introduced Yaz in 2006 as a revolutionary form of oral birth control and treatment for premenstrual syndrome and acne. The main difference between Yaz and other forms of oral contraception is that Yaz is made with a synthetic hormone called drospirenone. This synthetic ingredient may be the reason that women who take Yaz to have considerably higher risks of blood clots, which can lead to injury and death. Our drug injury attorneys take part in multidistrict litigation or individual Yaz lawsuits on behalf of women who have suffered harm or who have died from this dangerous drug.
Updated FDA Warning Released for Yaz
Yaz has been the subject of FDA scrutiny since its release, and it is widely believed that Yaz is a dangerous drug. After Bayer spent an unprecedented amount on Yaz advertising, the FDA issued a warning letter that the ads were misleading to consumers and understated the risks of harm.
In 2012, the FDA released an updated warning on the drug. The label must now state that Yaz has been shown to cause a three-fold increase for blood clots. This label will not only be on Yaz, but other drospirenone contraceptives manufactured by Bayer, including Beyaz, Safyral and Yasmin.
Yaz Side Effects Include Deadly Blood Clots
Blood clots can be fatal if they lodge in the heart, lungs or brain. Many birth control pills do carry some risk of blood clots; however, the synthetic hormone drospirenone places woman at a significantly higher risk. The following deadly side effects have been linked to Yaz:
- Blood Clots
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Embolisms and Pulmonary Embolisms
- Heart Attacks
- Deadly Potassium Levels (Hyperkalemia)
Symptoms and Indicators of Yaz Side Effects
The following are symptoms of blood clots, DVT and embolisms. Women who have taken Yaz must be on vigilant guard for the following symptoms:
- Pain or cramping in the legs
- Leg and foot swelling
- Shortness of breath
- Sharp chest pain
- Coughing up blood
- Sudden vision changes or loss of vision
- Severe headaches
Yaz Lawsuits are on the Rise as Women Suffer Injuries and Death
Although the drug remains on the market, the FDA continues to investigate its harmful effects and may one day issue a Yaz recall. Remember, an FDA recall is not implemented for every dangerous drug, and a recall is not necessary to proceed with a successful lawsuit by Yaz attorneys. There is currently ongoing multidistrict litigation for women harmed by Yaz, and lawsuits will likely continue as more women sustain injury until the FDA or the manufacturers completely pull the drug from the market. Contact our Yaz lawyers today for a free attorney consultation.
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