Why Yaz is on Recall
As more lawsuits continue to pour in, many women are wondering why Yaz is on recall. Anyone who has experienced serious complications after being prescribed the oral contraceptive Yaz should file a free case review to see if they are eligible for financial compensation.
What is Yaz?
Yaz is an oral contraceptive manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Bayer. The birth control pill was introduced to the market in 2006, when it was approved as an oral contraceptive and as a form of treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Bayer a warning in 2008 when it was discovered that Yaz was also being advertised as a treatment for premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Why Yaz is on Recall
In 2009, the FDA issued a limited recall of Yaz because of seemingly unscrupulous practices with the amounts of the active hormones, drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol.
By 2011, a new FDA report revealed worries about an increased risk of blood clots in women who took the birth control pill. Other studies conducted in Denmark and The Netherlands found similar results, including a 64 percent increased risk of blood clots in women who took Yaz as compared to other oral contraceptives.
In 2012, further studies revealed that women who took Yaz could be three times more likely to develop dangerous blood clots.
As of 2016, more than 11,000 reports of serious complications had been reported to the FDA by health professionals and manufacturers, both of whom report only on a voluntary basis, suggesting that there are still far more instances of adverse complications and side effects.
Many other serious complications related to blood clots have contributed to the Yaz recall, including, but not limited to, stroke, heart attack, deep-vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and even death. Although these are the most dangerous Yaz complications, other reported problems include high blood pressure, absence of or irregular menstrual periods, head pain, liver cancer and gallbladder disease, among others.
Taking Legal Action
Since 2012, Bayer has paid out almost $2 billion in settlements and lawsuits related to why Yaz is on recall. If you or someone you know have experienced any of these complications after taking the birth control pill Yaz, you may be entitled to compensation. File a free case review with an experienced product liability attorney who will analyze the specific details of your personal case and determine your best course of legal action.