A 32-year-old woman who had to have her arm amputated has filed a Yaz blood clot lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. She developed blood clots after taking the Yaz birth control pill.
The woman, who has a daughter, age 4, started using Yaz in 2007 and continued to do so until last December when she began to experience a tingling in her left arm. Even after going to the hospital right away, it was too late to save her arm. She had developed limb ischaemia, caused by blood clots.
In addition with dealing with the physical and emotional pain and life-altering changes that come with being forced to lose one’s hand, the plaintiff reportedly had to contend with the frustration of finding out that her insurance would not pay for a prosthetic. She is seeking Yaz injury compensation for medical costs and physical therapy expenses.
The loss of her arm is just another example of what can happen when a medication causes someone to develop blood clots. Not only can limb ischaemia occur, but also, the blood clots may lead to deep vein thrombosis, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and heart attacks.
Many of those that have filed Yaz lawsuits believe that Bayer did not properly protect consumes from certain dangers. Allegedly, not only did the company fail to warn about all possible side effects, but also, it did not properly research the drug.
Some experts think that drospirenone, which is a progestin in Yaz pills, is more dangerous than the progestin found in other types of birth control. There are also concerns that Yaz can raise potassium levels in the body, making a woman more prone to blood clots. (Yaz has also been linked to Hyperkalemia, which involves elevated potassium in the blood). Other serious conditions linked to Yaz are liver disease, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, and possibly even birth defects if a woman takes Yaz while pregnant.
Not only is Yaz used to prevent pregnancy but it has also been prescribed to young teens to treat acne as well as women seeking relief from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). If you have suffered serious health issues and you suspect that Yaz may be the cause, you should speak with a defective drug lawyer right away. You may have grounds for a Yaz lawsuit against Bayer.
Yaz’s sister birth control pill Yasmin has also been linked to similar side effects: Heart attack, kidney damage, stroke, DVT, gallbladder disease, pulmonary embolisms, and death. With Yasmin, the development of blood clots is also a serious possible risk. Contact a Yasmin injury lawyer today.
Yaz Safety Information, Food and Drug Administration
FDA Warns of Clot Risk with Yaz, Other OCs, Medpage, April 10, 2012
More Blog Posts:
Risk of Stroke May Go Up When Taking Yaz Birth Control Pills, Drug Injury Lawyers Blog, November 20, 2012
Boston Dangerous Drug Lawsuits: YAZ, Ocella, and Yasmin Birth Control Pills Linked to Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Stroke, Heart Attack, and Myocardial Infarction Side Effects, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, June 19, 2012
Number of Yasmin and Yaz Lawsuits Against Bayer Exceeding 10,000, Drug Injury Lawyers Blog, July 26, 2012