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Trying to decide which birth control to take can be a difficult decision for many women. In order to find the right type of birth control, women need to figure out what works best for their lifestyle and must decide what will fit with their personal medical history. Millions of women have turned to Yaz because they were led to believe that Yaz would give them fewer side effects than traditional oral birth control pills. The opposite proved to be true, as patients who have taken Yaz have reported severe medical complications.
Blood clots are a common serious side effect of Yaz, especially in the form of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). A DVT results when the blood clot forms deep beneath the skin's surface. A woman with a DVT caused by taking Yaz may experience severe discomfort in the area of the body that the clot has formed, such as pain, weakness, excessive warmth, discoloration and swelling. Additionally, the woman may experience numbness or paralysis in the affected body part, and she may have bloody bowel movements. If left untreated, a DVT can result in death.
Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Yaz for use in 2006, women taking the drug have reported suffering from DVTs, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and other types of injuries related to blood clots. The medical research performed since the FDA approved the drug backs up the women's claims. The British Medical Journal reported that the active ingredient of Yaz, drospirenone, increased a woman's chances of developing blood clots.
Additionally, in 2011, five years after approving the drug, the FDA finished a study of 80,000 women taking Yaz over a seven year period. In their findings, the FDA concluded that Yaz could increase a woman's chances of developing a blood clot related condition by up to 75%.
Without a doubt, the women who took Yaz were let down by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Yaz birth control. Bayer Pharmaceuticals completely failed in their duty to let potential consumers know about the potential dangerous side effects.
For this reason, Bayer Pharmaceuticals faces legal ramifications. Women across the country have received settlements because of the damage Yaz caused them. If taking Yaz has caused you or a loved one medical complications or death, you should contact one of our lawyers immediately in order to discuss your legal rights.