Yaz Blood Clots Cause Serious Health Problems, Even Death
Since Yasmin birth control pills were first introduced to the market in 2001, and Yaz birth control as a similar product in 2006, millions of women have been prescribed the drugs. In addition to birth control, Bayer marketed Yaz as being able to control acne and severe premenstrual symptoms. As a result, Yaz became a best seller.
Unfortunately, Yasmin/Yaz side effects can be deadly. Yaz/Yasmin contain two medications, drospirenone and ethinylestradiol. Drospirenone is a synthetic hormone, and studies have found that it is six times more likely than similar products to cause venous thromboembolism – blood clots that form in the lower leg or thigh. If those clots break loose, they can flow through the bloodstream to the lungs or heart and cause pulmonary embolism or heart attack. Other studies have shown that Yaz and Yasmin are twice as likely to cause blood clots as other hormonal birth control pills.
Drospirenone causes these blood clots by increasing the body’s potassium levels. Side effects are serious and include pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis/DVT, renal failure, and pancreatitis. All of these health problems can cause death.
The pharmaceutical lawyers of the Johnson Law Group are prepared to represent women who want to file a lawsuit because of pain and suffering caused by Yaz or Yasmin side effects. Those who file lawsuits may be entitled to a settlement to cover medical treatment costs and compensation for pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved one who died from taking Yaz or Yasmin, you may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact a pharmaceutical lawyer from the Johnson Law Group by filling out the form on this page or by calling 1-800-624-8899. Our lawyers are constantly monitoring for Yaz/Yasmin updates and lawsuit issues.