Millions of women have taken the drug Yaz or its predecessor Yasmin, but most did so without being warned of the drug's serious side effects. Yaz's manufacturer, Bayer, raked in record profits, as Yaz (drospirenone) was the most popular birth control drug in the U.S. for years. However, medical studies linked drospirenone to potentially fatal side effects, including blood clots, heart attacks and gallbladder disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently decided that the manufacturer's warnings on Yaz are insufficient because they fail to notify consumers of the heightened risk of blood clots. Regardless of Bayer's negligent Yaz labeling, scientists and watchdog groups have spread the news on the dangers of drospirenone. Sadly, the Yaz side effects news did not come soon enough for many women who had already developed medical problems linked to Yaz.
People who have been harmed by Yaz - or other drugs containing drospirenone - have legal options. While a Yaz lawsuit cannot reverse the harm already caused by the dangerous drug, it allows the victim and her family to recover financial damages for past and future medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering.
At Simon Eisenberg & Baum, our skilled Yaz lawsuit attorneys have the skills, experience and resources to get clients maximum compensation in a personal injury claim. We offer free initial consultations, so contact us to discuss your legal options for recovering damages.
Drospirenone Fatal Side Effects News
Bayer has advertised Yaz as a "miracle drug" whose uses extend beyond contraception. Yaz pills were sold and advertised as a solution to acne, hormonal problems, severe premenstrual symptoms and other conditions. However, the government has repeatedly warned Bayer about its Yaz advertisements, even cautioning the company that it has falsely advertised the drug.
In recent months, the FDA has called for Bayer to enhance Yaz's labeling to include warnings on drospirenone's connection to fatal blood clots. Health concerns have already resulted in an 80 percent reduction in use of Yaz for birth control, but extended use of drospirenone can cause fatal side effects even after use is discontinued.
Yaz and Yasmin's serious side effects include:
- Blood clots and deep vein thrombosis
- Heart attacks
- Pulmonary embolisms
- Gallbladder disease
- Cervical cancer
- Anaphylactic shock
- Liver damage
- Severe migraines
If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed by Yaz/Yasmin side effects, speak with an experienced defective drug attorney to discuss your legal rights to compensation.
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The serious dangers presented by drospirenone are becoming more evident, but those bringing a Yaz lawsuit face substantial challenges. Drospirenone side effects claims require a wealth of evidence, typically requiring extensive documentation and supporting medical testimony from a physician.
Our Yaz lawsuit attorneys possess not only the resources necessary to give your claim the best chance of success, but also the knowledge, skills and experience to give you outstanding representation in your drospirenone claim. Contact us online or call 888-246-6083 to schedule your free initial consultation with a Yaz attorney.
Simon Eisenberg & Baum is a highly regarded New York injury law firm, but our drug recall attorneys represent Yaz victims across the nation. Our lawyers give individualized attention to each client, yet possess the resources, skills and experience to give your drospirenone lawsuit the best chance of securing maximum compensation.