In 2006, the birth control pill Yaz gained quick popularity in the United States with claims of acne prevention and PKS reduction, as well as being an effective birth control pill. Unfortunately, it also gained notoriety soon afterward for it’s potential for dangerous and even life-threatening side effects.
Yaz was marketed by its pharmaceutical company, Bayer, as not only an effective birth control drug, but also as a way to treat acne and effects from premenstrual syndrome. Other similar drugs, such as Yasmin and Ocella, also became highly coveted for these same reasons. But unknown at the time, to users at least, were the potential serious side effects the drugs had. As of now, more than 10,000 US citizens have filed lawsuits against Bayer over issues such as severe blot clots and strokes, and other cardiovascular issues. Thousands of injuries, and almost 100 deaths, have been reported from patients who used Yaz or one of it’s counterparts.
The US Food and Drug Administration has claimed that Bayer misled the public by exaggerating the uses of Yaz, while at the same time downplaying the many serious risks of the drug. They are also accused of failing to pull the drug off the shelves and issuing state-wide recalls when the drug was found to cause such life-threatening side effects. Because of the lawsuits in place, the FDA voted in 2008 to add it’s highest warning label, known as the “black box”, to all of Yaz birth control packages, to warn women of the potential dangerous side effects this birth control pill may cause.
Any patients who have experienced serious or life-threatening side effects from the use of Yaz or Yasmin are urged to contact (866) 245-8650 to learn more about the lawsuit and if they may be eligible for compensation.
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