Millions of women in the U.S. rely on oral contraceptives such as Yaz and Yasmin for their family planning efforts. Although these products have helped many women prevent pregnancies and to reduce the symptoms of menstruation, they have also reportedly been linked to several severe and life-threatening complications such as blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. If you or someone you love has experienced side effects while taking Yaz or Yasmin, you may be eligible to file a New York birth control blood clot lawsuit. Contact Attorney Group for New York today for more information.
Complications of Oral Contraceptives
As is the case with many medications and over-the-counter drugs, oral contraceptives may cause several common, mild side effects such as irregular bleeding, bloating, headaches, breast tenderness and nausea. However, Yaz, Yasmin, Ortho Evra and NuvaRing may also increase a woman’s risk of suffering from a stroke, heart attack or death as a result of their alleged link to blood clots and deep vein thrombosis.
While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recalled any oral contraceptives, several experts within the medical industry allege that there are alternative products for women that may be safer and may not increase their risk of blood clots. Consider seeking legal representation to learn more about filing a New York birth control blood clot lawsuit if you are experiencing shortness of breath, pain in your chest or calves or if you are currently coughing up blood.
Oral contraceptives contain hormones such as progestin and estrogen that are intended to prevent ovulation, reduce the thickness of the uterine wall and help to regulate menstrual flow. However, the FDA has reportedly received hundreds of claims from women in the U.S. who claim that they developed blood clots while using these products. The FDA launched an investigation and found that, while the risk of blood clots is small in women taking Yaz, the product may slightly increase a woman’s risk when compared to other contraceptives.
Women File Blood Clot Lawsuits in the U.S.
Bayer Healthcare has been named as a defendant in lawsuits alleging that Yasmin and Yaz caused women to develop blood clots and gallbladder disease. In February 2014, the manufacturer stated that it would pay $1.69 billion to resolve more than 8,250 lawsuits filed by women who experienced deep vein thrombosis, a pulmonary embolism, a stroke or a heart attack.
Additionally, more than 4,600 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer on behalf of women who sustained a venous or arterial thromboembolism injury. Plaintiffs accuse Bayer of neglecting to warn of the risks and dangers of its medications and are seeking to recover damages for their injuries. If you feel that you were not adequately informed prior to taking Yaz or Yasmin and you developed complications, you may be eligible to file a New York birth control blood clot lawsuit.
Do You Have a New York Birth Control Blood Clot Lawsuit?
If you have taken Yasmin, Yaz or another oral contraceptive and you believe that your health complications were a result of the medication, please contact Attorney Group for New York today to learn more about your options. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and help you determine if you are eligible to seek compensation for your injuries. If you have a case, we can place you in contact with an affiliated attorney who can file a New York birth control blood clot lawsuit on your behalf and work to help you to recover the damages to which you may be entitled.