Authored by Gloria Mayer
Blood clots can lead to serious and life-threatening conditions, including:
Blood clots are hardened clusters of blood, and are the body’s natural defense mechanism in healing wounds and repairing injured blood vessels. However, they can also form as a result of drug side effects, as with Yaz blood clots.
When a blood clot breaks free, it travels through the bloodstream – reaching the heart, lungs, brain or other organs. Serious injury or even death can result.
If you have taken Yaz or Yasmin, it is critical to monitor for symptoms of Yaz blood clots. The signs include:
To date, over 12,000 women have filed lawsuits for blood clot-related injuries such as DVT, stroke and pulmonary embolism related to Yaz or Yasmin. Bayer Healthcare, the maker of the drugs, recently announced that they would set aside as much as $1.2 billion to settle these claims.
If you believe you may have suffered from blood clots after taking Yaz, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal options for a substantial settlement. Contact us today.
So far, the FDA has received more than 50 reports of death and thousands of injury reports among women taking Yaz or Yasmin, many of these related to Yaz blood clots.
Over 22,000 adverse events -- including 3,509 reports of pulmonary embolism and 2,847 of deep vein thrombosis – have been reported by women taking Yaz.
Women taking Yasmin have reported nearly 18,000 adverse events – including 2,297 reports of pulmonary embolism and 1,953 reports of DVT.
The FDA, British Medical Journal, Institute for Safe Medicine Practices, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have all issued warnings relating to Yasmin or Yaz blood clots.
In a study by the FDA of more than 800,000 women, results showed drugs like Yaz which contain drospirenone could actually increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 74%.
Despite these warnings, the FDA has not yet issued a recall of these drugs and Bayer continues to earn billions selling them. In fact, Yaz is still one of the most widely used birth control drugs in the United States.
Have you or a loved one experienced a blood clot-related event while taking Yaz or Yasmin? If so, you may be entitled to a substantial settlement to help with future treatment, medical costs, lost wages, and compensation for your pain.
Lawsuits for defective drug injuries can be complex legal matters. When choosing a lawyer, ask if they are qualified for this type of lawsuit, how many they have handled in the past, and whether they have the resources to fight a large drug company.
The DrugRisks 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.