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.