Has a Birth Control Drug Harmed you?
Yaz (Yasmine) was marketed by Bayer and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006. It was the first FDA-approved oral contraceptive that was also used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Heavy advertising for Yaz by Bayer caused use of the birth control pill to skyrocket in a short timeframe—many of whom were not aware of the serious potential side effects, such as life-threatening blood clots, heart attack or stroke.
Misleading advertising in 2008 caused the FDA to send two warning letters to Bayer, requiring the drug company to correct the false and misleading advertising. Although advertising implied Yaz was used for treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Yaz is not approved for use of PMS. More importantly, the FDA warned Bayer for deceptive advertising that downplaying serious side effects of Yaz.
Yaz Side Effects
Corrective advertising came too late for many women who had already suffered from serious or even fatal side effects, such as:
- Blood clots in the legs (DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis)
- Blood clots moving into the lungs (causing a Pulmonary Embolism)
- Heart attack
- Gallbladder disease
- Death from any of the above medical emergencies
Blood clots are a very serious health concern because clotting in the legs can maneuver throughout the body, particularly to the lungs — causing a pulmonary embolism. Additionally, blood clots can cause blockages that lead to stroke or heart attack.
When young women suffer from serious conditions such as a heart attack or stroke, medical attention should be sought immediately. Then an experienced personal injury lawyer should be contacted.
Yaz (Yasmine) birth control lawsuits are being filed throughout the United States. If you or a loved one has suffered health complications as a result of taking Yaz, our attorneys at Bohrer Brady LLC can help you pursue full accountability and recover rightful compensation in a Yaz birth control lawsuit.