The birth control medication Yaz and similar contraceptives have led to an increase in reported side effects among women taking them. There is an obvious risk in using this form of birth control, and reported serious side effects include blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, gallbladder problems, and other issues requiring medical attention.
When this medication was first known as Yasmin, the FDA reported problems related to the drug and its marketing. Bertex was accused by the FDA of underreporting serious side effects to consumers, and making the false claim that Yaz was superior to other forms of contraceptive medications. After Bayer took over ownership of Bertex, they began an even more aggressive advertising campaign, and the FDA warned Bayer in turn over misrepresenting the drug as being the best birth control on the market. The FDA also informed Bayer that they would have to stop marketing the drug for purposes other than what the FDA had approved Yaz for, namely, pre-menopausal dysphoric disorder, mild acne, and birth control. Bayer had been marketing Yaz for many other uses, including serious acne and premenstrual syndrome as well.
If you or a loved one has experienced health problems after taking Yaz, you should contact an attorney experienced in Yaz lawsuits so that you can be informed of your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses resulting from injuries or health problems, as well as time missed from work, and physical and emotional damages. Yaz lawsuits can be a complicated process, so having a reputable and experienced attorney on your side can help.
Residents of Texas, New York, California, Illinois or Florida who feel they may have a victim of YAZ side effects can contact Charles J. Argento Accident Attorney at (866) 866-9311 or go to http://www.lawyer4yaz.net/