Many women are disappointed to learn that their health problems are linked to their birth control. Today, oral contraceptives like Yaz and Yasmin are embattled by lawsuits from former users who claim they experienced devastating health problems while taking the pills. Are your health problems linked to birth control? Here are some of the best-known symptoms and conditions related to birth control pills.
Common Side Effects of Yaz
Yaz advertises itself as the go-to birth control pill for women under the age of 35. Using a flashy marketing campaign, Yaz promised a better lifestyle beyond just a reduced risk of pregnancy. They promised users could treat their acne using the pill, for example. This multi-billion dollar advertising campaign made Yaz the most popular oral contraceptive in the United States between 2006 and 2009, when as many as 100 million women across the country received Yaz prescriptions. Over time, women began to notice various side effects of Yaz. Here are some of the most common side effects of the birth control pill: -High blood pressure -Liver problems -Allergic reactions -Headaches -Yeast infections -Stomach cramps -Hair loss -Weight gain -Upper respiratory infections Yaz’s manufacturer, Bayer HealthCare, refutes all of these claims. They claim their product was extensively tested and that the symptoms listed above are “comparable to those taking an older formula of birth control pills.” Nevertheless, thousands of women across the country struggle with these symptoms today as a result of taking Yaz.
Yaz and Blood Clots
Perhaps the most serious side effects of Yaz are blood clots. Research has shown that the active ingredient in Yaz, drospirenone, raises levels of potassium in the blood. This increases the risk of blood clots and clot-related events. Common symptoms of blood clot problems include: -Strokes -Heart attacks -Deep vein thrombosis -Pulmonary embolism (PE) -Blood clotting eventsThe FDA claims there have been more than 3,500 reports of pulmonary embolisms among women taking Yaz and 3,000 cases of deep vein thrombosis. An additional 22,000 women have reported some type of adverse side effect after taking Yaz.
If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms since taking Yaz, then you might be eligible for compensation with the help of a pharmaceutical drug lawyer in Oklahoma. Yaz recently reached a settlement with over 17,000 women who allege they experienced blood clots and other injuries after taking Yaz. Bayer has reportedly spent $1 billion trying to settle Yaz claims across America. Today, the company still faces thousands of lawsuits across the country. Pharmaceutical drug lawyers at Johnson & Biscone continue to review and file lawsuits on behalf of victims across Oklahoma. Johnson & Biscone is an Oklahoma City law firm with a track record of successfully representing clients against some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the country. Johnson & Biscone is well-versed in birth control lawsuits, for example, and specializes in Yaz lawsuits. Other areas of specialization include Actos and bladder cancer, Xarelto, and low testosterone treatments. Think back to the first time you started taking birth control – whether it was Yaz, Yasmin, or another oral contraceptive. Has your health changed since then? Have you experienced some of the harmful medical symptoms listed above? If so, then it may not be your fault. Call us today at 405-232-6490 to understand how Johnson & Biscone can help submit your lawsuit against pharmaceutical giants like Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin.