Lawsuits on the rise as Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella have been linked to serious side effects!
Over the past few year, lawsuits over birth control medication Yaz have proliferated. Like most other birth control medications, Yaz is prescribed for more than just preventing pregnancy. Women take it to lessen the side effects of PMS and menstrual cramps, and even to reduce acne. Concerns about the potentially harsh side effects of Yaz have led many patients and their families to sue Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz.
Yax works likes most birth control prescriptions. By taking a daily pill, Yaz gives your body daily, small doses of hormones that prevent the release of an egg, or ovulation. Alternatively, it increases the thickness of the lining of the uterus, making it difficult for an egg to attach to the uterine wall. Yaz is reported to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Posted side effects include tenderness, irregular periods and bleeding, and headaches. There are also worries about interactions with other drugs and medical conditions. For example, high blood pressures, smoking and being over age 35, diabetes, migraines, and a variety of other conditions.
The lawsuits have sprung from concerns that the severity of the side effectives have been downplayed by the drug companies in favor of emphasizing the benefits of the birth control medication, like less acne and regular periods.
this is a very serious concern about a prescription medication. In same cases, patients experienced blood clots while taking Yaz. Blood blots can cause strokes, heart attacks, and embolisms- all extremely dangerous and life threatening side effects.
Yaz birth control blood clots have been found in patients as young as 20 and even some teenagers. Some have even started online support groups recounting their negative experiences while taking Yaz. Blood clots are the chief concern because they are so dangerous and because estrogen can sometimes have an effect on blood coagulation. Estrogen and progesterone are both common hormones included in hormonal birth control prescriptions.
Blood coagulation means the body’s ability to make a blood clot. This can be a good thing if you bleed too easily or too much, but if your blood is clotting too much, then you run the risk of dangerous internal blood clots. These can travel quickly to your heart, brain, or lung, leading to a stroke, heart attack, or pulmonary embolism.
Concern over Yaz side effects, especially the blood clots, are especially severe because of the high number of young women taking the prescription. Many of the patients and their families complain that the complete side effects of the medication were never explained to them. Many young women simply accepted that the drug was safe because a doctor prescribed it to them.
So what are the next steps? If patients suspect that their medications are unsafe, they may have legal recourse. Many patients and their families have begun to file drug lawsuits against Bayer, the company that produces and distributes the drugs. If you have been prescribed Yaz and have experienced harmful side effects, you may be entitled to compensation as well. You should consult with a lawyer to determine if you have a case.