Blood Clots & Birth Control: Yaz Lawsuit Claims Still Being FiledMarch 28th, 2013 by 1800thelaw2
Questions About Yaz Lawsuit Claims? Our Attorneys Have Answers
Bayer, the maker of the birth control pill, Yaz, has reported that about 13,500 Yaz lawsuits have been filed. As of 2013, 3,500 of those lawsuits have been settled – averaging approximately $214,000 each. In 2011, the FDA and the British Medical Journal published reports that the hormone drospirenone, contained in Yaz, increases the occurrences of blood clots by 74 percent. Blood clots have been linked to serious conditions, including stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism. Yaz has also been linked to gallbladder disease.
If you or someone you know are taking or has taken Yaz, and have experienced the following side effects, get immediate medical attention.
- Sudden numbness or weakness
- Sudden and severe headache
- Sudden coughing, wheezing or rapid breathing
- Problems with vision, speech, or balance
- Chest pain or pain spreading to the arm or shoulder
- Nausea and sweating
- Pain or swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
- More frequent or more severe migraines
- Loss of appetite or nausea
It’s also important to understand that you have legal options if your symptoms cause blood clots. Although thousands of women have already filed Yaz lawsuits, Bayer has set aside additional funds for cases specifically involving blood clots.
To find out if you have a potential Yaz lawsuit, give us a call. We can connect you right away with a lawyer who has experience settling Yaz lawsuits. Or call 1-800-THE-LAW2 at 1-800-380-8080 today. We’re here to help you day and night in English and Spanish.