Yaz Blood Clot Lawsuits
Beginning in late 2011, the birth control pill known as "Yaz" began to spark fear in women who had been prescribed the pill, as well as controversy and extensive discussion among the medical and legal communities. Recent studies have shown that Yaz---along with other birth control brands like Yasmin, Safyral, and Beyaz--has a higher overall risk of blood clots than initially believed and than its label had indicated. In 2011-2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings about the product, and this caution has been widely echoed in television commercials and on the Internet.
Specifically, studies have indicated that the ingredient drospirenone--the synthetic version of progesterone contained in these birth control pills--causes an increased risk in blood clots compared with other birth control pills. As indicated, the FDA has issued warnings about these risks and announced the release of updated labels that will detail the risks. However, such warnings may have come too late and you or a loved one may have suffered from taking Yaz. Symptoms of blood clots can include:
- Arm or Leg Pain;
- Shortness of Breath;
- Chest Pain; and
- Loss of Sensation in Limbs
More serious indications of clotting can include heart attack, pulmonary embolism, and stroke. To date, several lawsuits have already been filed against Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin.
If you believe you may have been harmed by Yaz or another birth control pill, please contact the seasoned lawyers at the Greater Boston law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP. Our attorneys have over 40 years of personal injury experience and will work hard to achieve compensation for you. We are dedicated to seeking an efficient, suitable settlement for you. However, should your case proceed to trial, our MA accident lawyers stand ready to achieve a favorable verdict.
Altman & Altman, LLP is conveniently located in both Cambridge and Boston. We have the understanding that injuries cause more than basic physical effects. Accompanied with physical pain and health consequences, treating injuries can cause a significant amount of stress and be very time-consuming and expensive for an individuals and families. Expenses can include corrective surgery, at-home care, and transportation aid, exacerbated by the loss of income due to extended absences from work. Financial recovery is of utmost importance to make sure you receive the care you need to get healthy and return to your normal lifestyle.
If you feel that you have suffered the harmful effects of Yaz or another birth control pill, please contact our personal injury attorneys. We have attorneys who are skilled in medical malpractice as well as defective product litigation making them very proficient in litigating these types of cases.
You can also rest assured that our attorneys will pursue all options in order to get you the recovery you deserve. Finally, it is important to know that if you have lost a loved one due to an injury of this nature you may be able to entitled to recover via a wrongful death lawsuit. Our lawyers have produced significant recoveries for thousands of clients over the years.