Yaz Lawsuit Lawyers
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Yaz, also known as Yasmin or Ocella, has been linked to several serious side effects, which include strokes, heart attacks, blood clots and other problems. Contact an experienced Yaz Lawyer now for a free legal consultation regarding a potential Yaz Lawsuit if you or a loved one has been injured by Yaz.
FDA Warning Letter
In 2009, beneath the shadow of pending lawsuits regarding Yaz side effects, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fired off a warning letter to Bayer, the makers of Yaz. That FDA letter addressed quality control problems at a plant located in Germany that manufactures a Yaz ingredient called into question during a March 2009 inspection. According to the letter, the testing method used by Bayer produced results that fell within FDA safety specifications when calculated as an average, but that nonetheless failed to meet specifications when examined in individual batches.
Yaz Lawsuit Information
If you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects from the use of Yaz, you may qualify for compensation to help with the cost of your medical expenses, as well as your pain and suffering. To contact a Yaz lawyer for a free consultation and yaz lawsuit information, call Matthews and Associates toll free at 1-888-520-5202.
Yaz FDA Warnings
According to the FDA, several studies have shown that the link between Yaz and Thromboembolic Disorders, as well as other vascular problems, is stronger than it was previously thought to be. The warning also noted that the risk increases if the patient:
- Is over 35
- Smokes tobacco
- Has a history of strokes or blood clots
What is Yaz?
Yaz is an oral contraceptive used by women to prevent pregnancy. Yaz is also used to help treat symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD is characterized by depressed moods, anxiety, tension, persistent anger, irritability and more.
- goes by the generic names of drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol
- contains the active ingredients drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol
- was originally approved March 16, 2006
- is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare
- is approved for the use of preventing pregnancy and treating symptoms of PMDD.
Off –label Uses of Yaz
Despite severe side effects related to the use of Yaz, many users take the drug for –
- treating painful menstrual periods
- controlling heavy menstrual bleeding
Yaz Side Effects
While Yaz is often effective in preventing pregnancy and treating symptoms of PMDD, the side effects associated with the drug can be severe and sometimes life threatening. They include:
- Heart Attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Blood Clots
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Gallbladder Disease
- Sudden death
- See other Yaz side effects