Authored by Chris Schroeder
In recent years, studies have shown Yaz and Yasmin may increase the risk of serious blood clot conditions. Thousands of women have suffered dangerous blood clots and related conditions such as stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (PE).
Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot breaks free and travels through blood vessels and lodges in the arteries that feed the lungs. When the clot blocks fresh blood carrying oxygen, it can cause lung damage, injury or even death.
A pulmonary embolism can occur naturally. However, experts have found that a synthetic hormone in Yaz, drospirenone, can cause as much as a 74% increased risk of blood clots and related conditions like Yaz pulmonary embolism.
It is critical for anyone suffering a pulmonary embolism to get treatment as quickly as possible. Common symptoms include:
Rapid breathing and a fast heart rate also may be signs of PE. See your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of this condition.
To date, over 12,000 women have filed lawsuits for side effects such as DVT, stroke and Yaz pulmonary embolism. Bayer, the maker of Yaz, recently announced that they had set aside as much as $1.5 billion to resolve these claims, and has already settled thousands.
Have you or a loved one suffered a pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz? If so, it is important that you learn your rights. A lawyer can advise you of your options, and the potential for a settlement to cover all damages.
The FDA has received over 40,000 reports of complications among women taking Yaz or Yasmin, including more than 10,000 cases of DVT or Yaz pulmonary embolism. Other Yaz pill side effects include stroke and blood clots throughout the body.
In 2011, The British Medical Journal and FDA published studies showing drugs which contain drospirenone, like Yaz, could actually increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 74%.
Due to the mounting evidence against Yaz and the growing number of lawsuits, Bayer recently announced it would begin settling certain injury claims. These include injuries related to blood clots such as Yaz pulmonary embolism.
If you have suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz, a settlement can help cover future treatment, medical costs, lost wages, and compensation for your pain.
A lawyer can explain the current litigation, whether you qualify for a case and how long you have to take action. There is a statute of limitations on Yaz claims, so it is important to act quickly. Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible will give them time to protect your rights and preserve necessary evidence.
Lawsuits for drug injuries such as pulmonary embolism can by very complex. Before choosing a lawyer, ask if they are qualified for this type of lawsuit, how many similar cases they have handled in the past, and whether they have the resources to fight a large drug company.
The DrugNews Center only recommends lawyers and law firms that specialize exclusively in defective drug and medical device litigation, and have already settled Yaz lawsuits.
For more information on the research, alerts, side effects or legal action involving Yaz, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.
Last Modified: Monday, March 10, 2014