Birth control pills that contain progestin and/or estrogen work by changing a woman’s hormone levels, thus preventing her from ovulating. While millions of women in the U.S. take birth control pills in order to prevent pregnancy and report little or no side effects, other women claim that Yaz, Yasmin, and Ortho Evra caused adverse and life-threatening complications such as blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Studies have suggested a potential link between estrogen and blood clots. If blood is more likely to clot, the woman is also at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and death should the clots break free and travel to the lungs, heart, or brain.
If you or someone you love experienced life-threatening complications or adverse side effects while taking Yaz or another oral contraceptive, contact Attorney Group for Kansas today to learn more about filing a Kansas birth control blood clot lawsuit and recovering damages for your injuries. There is no cost to speak with us, and we can help you to determine if you have a case.
Blood Clots, DVT Among Common Complications
Although most oral contraceptives may cause common side effects such as irregular bleeding, nausea, bloating, headaches, and breast tenderness, others such as Yaz, Yasmin, Ortho Evra, and NuvaRing have been linked to an increased risk of blood clots. If a woman is taking one of these oral contraceptives and she is also sitting for prolonged periods of time, undergoing surgery, or taking certain medications, she may be more likely to develop blood clots that may develop in the deep veins of the legs, a condition known as deep vein thrombosis.
Birth Control Blood Clot Lawsuits Pending
Several medical professionals have requested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue recalls for drospirenone-containing medications, claiming that there are alternative forms of birth control that have been tested and proven to be just as effective and safe. If you or someone you love is coughing up blood or experiencing a shortness of breath or pain in your chest or calves, it may be the result of blood clots or DVT, and you may be entitled to file a Kansas birth control blood clot lawsuit to seek compensation for your condition.
As more women began to experience complications while taking these birth control contraceptives, the FDA began to receive adverse event reports from patients, causing the agency to launch an investigation into the products’ safety. Although the risk of developing blood clots while taking Yaz is small, the FDA acknowledged that Yaz may increase a woman’s risk more than other forms of birth control.
You may be entitled to file a Kansas birth control blood clot lawsuit if you took Yaz and suffered from blood clots or other adverse complications. According to court documents, Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz, was facing more than 12,000 lawsuits by February 2012. By the summer of 2012, the manufacturer had settled nearly 2,000 claims of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks in Yaz patients.
Do You Have a Kansas Birth Control Blood Clot Lawsuit?
If you or someone you love took Yaz or another birth control pill and suffered from complications or adverse side effects, you may be entitled to file a Kansas birth control blood clot lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries. Attorney Group for Kansas is currently investigating potential claims on behalf of women who took Yaz, Yasmin, or Ortho Evra and who feel as though they are eligible to file a Kansas birth control blood clot lawsuit. We can help to answer your questions and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file your Kansas birth control blood clot lawsuit and work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Call today.