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Nov 09

Side Effects For Women Reach a Boiling Point

Women wanting to take oral contraceptives have a wide range of choices. Many have opted to use Yaz, which combines two hormones – drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. This particular contraceptive is popular because it not only protects against unwanted pregnancy, but it also treats acne. Unfortunately, the company that manufactures this birth control pill may not have given adequate warning about the dangerous side effects associated with the medication.

The family of a young college student who died from a blood clot after taking Yaz has filed a lawsuit against Bayer, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the oral contraceptive. Family members said the 18-year-old college student was taking Yaz, also known as Yasmin or Ocella, to treat acne. After using the medication, she suffered from a blood clot and died of cardiac arrest last fall.

The family asserted that Bayer failed to give proper warning to physicians and patients that “Yaz poses a greater risk of serious side effects than previous generations of oral contraceptives.” Their claims are supported by two recent studies in the British Medical Journal which have determined that drugs containing drospirenone significantly increase a patient’s risk of serious blood clots in comparison with older birth control pills.

Blood clots are not the only dangerous side effect linked to Yaz. Users have reported a wide range of other medical conditions, including heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolism, cervical cancer and liver damage.

Family members of the deceased college student are understandably upset about her death. They hope that by filing this lawsuit, they can shed light on the dangerous prescription drug and prevent other families from going through the same heartbreaking ordeal. Contact a Yuma personal injury lawyer if you find yourself or a loved one going through the same ordeal.

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