Yaz is a type of birth control pill that is often prescribed to women. Yaz or Yasmin works by altering hormone levels such as estrogen levels. The pill was originally marketed as a safe contraceptive option, but over the years, thousands of cases have been filed in connection with Yaz injuries and side effects. Most of these side effects and health concerns are connected with a synthetic hormone in the product called drospirenone.
What Are Some Common Side Effects and Injuries Associated with Yaz?
Yaz side effects and injuries may include:
- High blood pressure
- Cramps and stomach aches
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- PMS-related symptoms
Most of these side-effects are common to many birth control and hormone regulation pills. However, recent studies have discovered more serious side effects and conditions associated with Yaz, including:
- Increased amount of blood clots
- Pulmonary embolism (PE)
- Stroke deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Most of these serious effects are due to the Yaz products increasing blood potassium levels.
What If I’ve Been Injured by Yaz or Yasmin Products?
Injuries can sometimes require a legal claim for reimbursement. Filing a claim for Yaz injuries can sometimes lead to a damages award. This will help cover costs such as additional medical expenses and costs of other medicines. Some Yaz cases have involved medical malpractice, such as where a doctor negligently prescribes Yaz to a patient when they should not have. Claims may also involve faulty or defective products.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Yaz Injuries or Legal Issues?
Injuries from Yaz can be serious, even life-threatening. You may wish to hire a personal injury lawyer if you need help filing a legal claim. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice and can help you file your claim. Also, if you need to appear in court, your attorney can represent you during the formal hearings.