BeYaz is an oral contraceptive (birth control pill) that contains drospirenone
Drospirenone is a synthetic progestin hormone that prevents ovulation, causes changes in the cervical and uterine lining, and suppresses the secretion of the hormones that regulate the body’s water and electrolytes, among other things.
BeYaz has been linked with an increased risk of blood clots and DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) what can potentially cause a women to have serious adverse effects including, but not limited to: Heart attack, Stroke, Pulmonary embolism and even Death. Smoking will increase these serious adverse effects especially in women over the age of 35.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and Bayer (the manufacturer of BeYaz) have updated the product information for BeYaz to include:
“Women who use birth control pills with drospirenone (like Beyaz) may have a higher risk of getting a blood clot. Some studies reported that the risk of blood clots was higher for women who use birth control pills that contain drospirenone than for women who use birth control pills that do not contain drospirenone. Blood clots can be life-threatening or lead to permanent disability. Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk of blood clots before deciding which Pill is right for you.”
You have the right to trust your medication is safe. Tragically, this is not always the case. Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our BeYaz Attorneys have handled countless lawsuits involving harmful pharmaceuticals. If you or a loved one have experienced side effects as a result of Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or Beyaz, contact our BeYaz Lawyers today.
Yaz, Yasmin, BeYaz and Ocella increase the risk of pulmonary embolism by 74%
Yaz and Yasmin were ranked second highest in 2011 for the number of complications reported to the FDA, (Food and Drug Administration) according to the QuarterWatch report from the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices.
Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin has started settling some injury claims due to the use of Yaz and Yasmin at an average of $212,000 per case.
The Yaz Resource Center (a patient advocacy group) has been alerting women with questions about Yaz that the birth control drug has been linked to blood clot injuries.
Anyone affected by pulmonary embolism, blood clots, DVT or stroke after taking Yaz, Yasmin, BeYaz, or Ocella should contact a Multi-district Litigation Lawyer (MDL) who handles Yaz cases.
To contact a MDL attorney that represents women who have been harmed by Yaz, Yasmin, BeYaz or Ocella either fill out the form to your right, or visit our site at The Maher Law Firm
Yaz is a birth control pill or oral contraceptive that contains the synthetic female hormone, progesterone called “drospirenone”.
Drospirenone, is a dangerous drug that causes many adverse effects including, DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and blood clots which in turn can cause heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolisms and even death.
Birth control pills containing drospirenone include:
Yaz, Yasmin, BeYaz, Ocella, Yasminelle, Zarah and Angeliq
Bayer AG, the manufacturer of yaz and yasmin announced settlements totaling over $400,000 U.S. dollars as of August 2012. There have been at least 1,900 cases resolved claiming the birth control pills caused heart attacks and/or strokes. Bayer AG, paid out an average of $212,000 U.S. dollars per case.
Birth control pills containing drospirenone are required to include the following information:
A summary of previously released results of the FDA funded study regarding the blood clot risk, and that some epidemiologic studies show as high as a threefold increased risk for blood clots for birth control pills containing drospirenone.
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries. The Maher Law Firm and Frank M. Eidson would like to help. We invite you to contact our trial tested Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella Lawyers today.