The Birth Control Medication Yaz
(Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradio) produced by Bayer has been linked by various studies conducted over the past decade to an increasing rate of stroke amongst woman. Individuals who have suffered a stroke caused by the taking of the contraception medication Yaz are entitled to full and just compensation for their injuries. Contraceptives have been associated in the past with elevated risk of strokes. According to the FDA contraceptives containing the active ingredients found in Yaz drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol
may be associated with a higher risk of strokes in the brain.
Symptoms associated with a stroke in woman who are taking Yaz include:
- Headaches with increasing degree of severity resulting in vomiting and dizziness
- Visual distortion and difficulty seeing one or both eyes
- Paralysis of the Arms and Legs and other extremities
Female Oral Contraceptives work by altering a woman’s hormonal levels. According to researchers and based on long known data, birth controls containing dual hormones including Yas can increase the risk of strokes and blood clots. Currently the Food and Drug Administration is “reviewing the safety of birth control pills with a study designed to identify the incidence of blood clots, stroke and death among users of Yasmin and other oral contraceptives
.” New York Times
Filing a Yaz Stroke Lawsuit and Winning Your Case in the Court of Law:
Successful representation required expert legal attention and a passion for defending the rights if individuals injured by defective pharmaceutical drugs. The vast majority of defective drug litigation claims fall within one of three causes of action.
(1) Defect in the original design of the drug:
This can usually be proven by showing the existence of studies during the research and development phase of the drug which showed an increasing risk of harm associated with the use if the drug.
(2) Defect in the manufacturing process of the medication
: This can be proven by showing that the drug distributed to the general public is markedly different and as a result more dangerous than the designed drug.
(3) Labeling Defect of Failure to Warn defect
: When a drug company fails to place proper warnings calling attention to the dangerous side effects and other adverse medical effects resulting form the use of the medication.
Contact our Law Offices to learn more about your legal rights to a claim against the manufacturers of Yaz. For more information call (888) 649-7166
More Information: FDA Waring in Yaz
and Oral Contraceptives