Go to navigation Go to content
Toll-Free: 800-752-0042
Phone: 757-460-7776
Shapiro & Appleton

Bayer Facing Dozens of Lawsuits Over Alleged Harm from Yaz Birth Control Pills

Bayer HealthCare invites women visiting its Web site for Yaz to "Go Beyond Birth Control." Those who accept this invitation are promised relief from premenstrual dysphoric disorder in addition to near-perfect prevention of unintended pregnancies. Increasingly, it is becoming obvious that what Yaz delivers beyond birth control is greater risk for severe and potentially fatal cardiovascular problems.

Blood clots, and resulting heart attacks and strokes, are a long-recognized--and quite rare--potential side effect from hormonal contraceptives. The combination of the female hormone ethinyl etradiol and the male hormone drospirenone in Yaz and its stronger predecessor Yasmin, however, has proven especially risky in this regard. Women who have taken Yaz have reported higher than normal rates of gallbladder disease and worsened liver or kidney function.

A growing number of women who suffered health problems after taking Yaz have filed suit against Bayer for promoting a dangerous drug. At least 21 of these plaintiffs live in and around Washington, D.C., and the drugmaker could ultimately face thousands of claims.


EJL
Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
Be the first to comment!
Post a Comment
Avvo The Best lawyers in America Super lawyers Best Law Firms US News Verdicts and Settlements AV LexisNexis

Live Chat