The popular birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin, which have been used by more than 50 million women, have recently been linked to dangerous blood clot-related conditions such as pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and stroke.
So far, more than 10,000 women have sought the advice of a Yaz lawyer to file a claim for their injuries. This year, Bayer, the maker of Yaz, began settling claims with many of those injured. Fortunately, settlements are still available for victims who have yet to file a claim, however, time is limited.
In 2011, the FDA and British Medical Journal both published studies showing that the progestin hormone drospirenone, which is used in Yaz and Yasmin, could increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 74%.
Due to the number of patients affected, Yaz lawsuits have been moved to a special federal court in Illinois. Therefore, a Yaz lawyer may help victims from across the country with understanding and joining this litigation.
If you suffered a stroke, blood clot, DVT or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz, it’s important to speak with a Yaz lawyer as soon as possible to learn about the compensation available through a settlement. Contact us today.
Despite warnings, Yaz is still one of the most widely used birth control drugs in the United States. The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices reported that Yaz and Yasmin ranked second in 2011 for the number of complications reported to the FDA.
Although blood clots can be a natural healing defense of the body, artificial or unnecessary clots can break free and do severe damage when they block oxygen to the brain, lungs or other organs.
In order to avoid costly litigation, Bayer recently announced that it would commit as much as $1.2 billion to settle claims for blood clot-type injuries, and has already begun settling these cases at an average of more than $200,000 per case. However, the court special master in charge of these settlements recently stated they could end soon.
A Yaz lawyer can discuss your case to let you know if it qualifies for the ongoing settlements, how much it may be worth, and how long you have to take action. They can also secure the necessary medical records and file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Lawsuits for defective drug injuries can be complex legal matters. Before choosing any lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies.
The Drug Resource Center only recommends defective drug lawyers and law firms that have handled and settled Yaz lawsuits for their clients.
For more information on the side effects or legal action involving Yaz, or to speak with a qualified lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.