Yaz and Blood Clots

Lopez McHugh is currently accepting cases in an attempt to recover compensation for women who were injured and not properly warned of the risks of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella. At least four scientific papers have shown that these drugs are more likely to cause blood clots than the more established birth control pills. Blood clots can cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), or stroke. But because the manufacturers deny that there is an increased risk, consumers must file lawsuits to recover damages if they have been injured because of Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella.

While these drugs contain drospirenone, a new hormone, many other birth control pills contain levonorgestrel, which has been on the market for decades. Drospirenone has a variety of effects on the body that are not fully understood, but that are known to be linked to blood clots. For example, drospirenone may increase blood pressure. It acts as a diuretic in some women, which can cause dehydration. Finally, drospirenone can raise potassium levels or increase cholesterol. All of these effects may increase the risk of blood clots.

The four scientific papers showing that drospirenone is more dangerous than more established birth control pills found a significantly increased risk of blood clots. For example, one study in the British Medical Journal found that the risk may be anywhere from 1.2 to 4.7 times greater. For more information about these studies, click here.

While the FDA is currently reviewing the above information to determine what action to take, its counterpart in Europe, the European Medicines Agency, has already determined that birth control pills containing drospirenone should have a stronger warning.

Women who have suffered injury as a result of taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella should understand the legal remedies available to them. If you or someone you love developed a blood clot or gallbladder disease while taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may be eligible to recover damages. Please contact Lopez McHugh for a FREE consultation with a qualified and trusted attorney who can answer your questions and ensure your legal rights are protected. Call today because if you wait too long, you may be barred from recovering for your injuries by your state’s time limits.

Note: The following birth control pills contain drospirenone and all have a higher risk of injury: Beyaz, Gianvi, Loryna, Ocella, Safyral, Syeda, Yasmin, Yaz, and Zarah.

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