The prescription contraceptive medicine Yaz has recently been highlighted in the media for legal implications that its parent company Bayer has not been open and honest about the side effects and potential serious health consequences caused by Yaz. Widely used as a means of birth control for women, Yaz has also been prescribed to girls ages 14 and up to treat acne, as well as the intended purpose of pregnancy prevention.
Prior to these revelations about dangerous and life-threatening side effects, Yaz, like all drugs, was subject to clinical trials to determine which side effects, if any, that this birth control medication might cause. However, with all prescription birth control medications, it is impossible to use standard clinical testing methods. In a typical medication drug trial, one group is administered the drug while another group receives a placebo. The resulting side effects are judged against the placebo group. However, with birth control, a placebo cannot be administered because it could result in pregnancy. Therefore, we’re left with a situation like the current side effects, accusations, and health hazards facing Yaz.
In cases previously and currently being reported against Yaz, these symptoms have led to fatal consequences and permanent health issues in many women who have used the Bayer brand contraceptive. Among the serious health issues caused by Yaz are:
Deep vein thrombosis (severe blood clotting)
Pulmonary embolism (typically a blockage of the main artery of the lung)
These are examples of the most serious side effects as a result of the use of Yaz by women, which means that if you or a loved one are taking or have taken this contraceptive prescription drug and have experienced any health issues or physical abnormalities, you should contact your physician immediately.
When the statistics are showing increasing evidence that a prescription drug like Yaz is harmful and can lead to fatalities, then it is important that you are protected and know your legal options. The Newsome Law Firm is devoted to investigating all claims made by prescription users of Yaz, and if you or a loved one has experienced any of the symptoms listed on this page, you are entitled to a consultation and claim evaluation.