Yaz Class Action Lawsuits
Thousands of women have been using the Yaz birth control pill since its introduction back in 2001. There was a lot of hype about the benefits of Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and other “better” oral contraceptives, but very little was published about the soon-apparent Yaz problems that would eventually lead to a Yaz class action lawsuit. This lawsuit has allowed many victims to obtain compensation, helping them to recover from injuries caused by a dangerous drug.
Dozens of television commercials, websites, and radio ads give detailed information about the multitude of Yaz problems related the drug drospirenone, which these birth control pills contain. Concerns began to arise in the US based on a report released by the British Medical Journal in August 2009. At that time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funded a scientific study of its own whose data did indeed confirm that oral contraceptives containing the drug drospirenone, (DRSP) posed significantly higher risks to developing dangerous side effects. Here are some the most common Yaz problems and side effects:
- Vision loss
- Gallbladder disease
- Kidney disease
- Weight gain
- Liver Complications
If you have been using Yaz oral contraceptives and have experienced any adverse side effects, contact our personal injury lawyers at the JTB Law Group to get information about a Yaz class action lawsuit. You may be eligible to receive settlement money.
Class Action Lawsuit over Yaz Problems and Side Effects
Most oral contraceptives contain two female hormones, estrogen and progestin, which are combined for the primary purpose of preventing pregnancy. Drospirenone is the progestin in Yaz manufactured and marketed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals Company. Many birth control pills already have some risks associated with them, including hypertension and formation of blood clots. What makes this birth control pill so dangerous is the fact that drospirenone carries an even higher risk of developing blood clots that have led to the development of a Yaz class action lawsuit for every associated risk.
These high risks include:
- Blood clots deep in the vein (DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis)
- Blood clots in the lung (PE – Pulmonary Embolism)
- Heart Attack
Drospirenone and the Class Action Lawsuit
The FDA has determined that women using birth control pills containing the progestin drospirenone are at higher risk for developing blood clots and other serious side effects. Not only are these contraceptives used to prevent pregnancy, they are also approved to treat women with symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), to help to elevate folate levels in women who choose to use oral contraceptives, and also to treat acne. Other drug brands that contain the drug drospirenone are:
“For informational purposes we are referring to the Yaz Litigation as “The Yaz Class Action” although technically it is not a class action but a Mass Tort.
If you have suffered from any Yaz problems and side effects, and believe you may qualify for a Yaz class-action lawsuit, contact one of our skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys at the JTB Law Group at 800-910-0529 or by email to learn more about your legal rights today.