FDA Recall, Warning or Action: Although YAZ® has not yet been the focus of a recall, consumer watchdogs are still concerned about the drug’s safety when compared to other birth control pills.
We understand that most women will take a prescription contraceptive or choose to have a medical device installed at some point during their life. When a drug producer or surgical device company puts their company’s interest ahead of the consumer’s, our lawyers launch a scrupulous search to pinpoint those who have liability for the personal injuries that may occur. Drospirenone contraceptives have been associated with blood clots and the increased risk of several serious health conditions.
Side Effects of YAZ® Use
Introduced in 2006, YAZ® has become one of the best-selling contraceptives on the market. The product was marketed as a new generation of birth control that could prevent pregnancy and also help women lose weight, cure acne and help with premenstrual moodiness. Possible side effects or negative patient outcomes include:
- Risk of Blood Clots
- Hyperkalemia and Heart Attacks
- Venous Thromboembolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Gallbladder Disease (Particularly in Young Women)
NOTE: Watchdog groups have questioned the FDA’s connection to the manufacturer (Bayer) and some are calling for a review of federal regulators, the drug and the drug maker.
We understand the hardship and confusion that you are faced with after learning about the unwanted effects of a dangerous drug. If you lost a loved one or suffered severe injuries due to a defective product, defending your rights is an uphill battle. Contact a medical liability lawyer at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111; or use this website’s Do I Have A Case to protect your legal interests.