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Yaz Pulmonary Embolism Side Effects

pulmonary embolism and yazIn the past several years, researchers have discovered that the hormone used in the birth control drugs like Yaz and Yasmin can increase the risk of blood clots. These can cause dangerous and painful conditions such as Yaz pulmonary embolism. 

Pulmonary embolism happens when a blood clot which has broken free travels through the circulatory system into the arteries of the lungs. When the clot blocks oxygen from fresh blood, it can cause lung damage, injury or even death.

A pulmonary embolism can occur naturally, however, experts have found that the active ingredient in Yaz, drospirenone, can cause as much as a 74% increased risk of blood clots and related conditions like Yaz pulmonary embolism.

It is important for anyone suffering a pulmonary embolism to receive treatment as soon as possible. Some of the common symptoms include:

  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chest pain
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weak pulse
  • Clammy or bluish-colored skin
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat

So far, thousands of women who have taken Yaz have filed lawsuits for blood clot-related injuries such as pulmonary embolism. Bayer, the maker of these drugs, recently announced they would reserve up to $1.2 billion to settle claims for these side effects.

If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot injury like pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal options as soon as possible. You may be entitled to a substantial settlement.

The FDA has received hundreds of reports of injury or death among women taking Yaz or Yasmin. Many of these are for blood clot-related conditions like Yaz pulmonary embolism.

In 2009 and 2011, The British Medical Journal published research from The Netherlands, Denmark and the University of Copenhagen which found that the hormone drospirenone in drugs like Yaz could increase the risk of blood clots.

 

Studies Show Increase in Blood Clots after Yaz

The FDA also released a study of more than 800,000 women on October 27, 2011 which showed that drugs like Yaz could actually increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 74%.

Bayer recently announced that it is settling cases for certain Yaz side effects at an average of over $200,000. These include injuries related to blood clots such as Yaz pulmonary embolism.

If you or a loved one have been affected by blood clots or pulmonary embolism, it is important to find out what compensation is available and how long you have to take action. A lawyer can discuss your legal options today.

Before you choose a lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies. The Drug Resource Center only recommends law firms that have handled and settled Yaz cases for their clients.

For more information on the side effects, warnings and legal action related to the drug Yaz, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.

Authored by Chris Schroeder