A Yaz Class Action has been taken against the manufactures of the Yaz and Yasmin brand of birth control pills. This is due to the negative impacts that the drug has been found to pose on its users. If you are one of those who have been affected by using this drug, you are entitled to claim compensation. Yaz and Yasmin drugs have very harmful side effects which have grabbed the attention of legal authorities. This is the main reason for the development of the Yaz Class Action.
Harmful Side Effects of Yaz and Yasmin
Studies have shown that the Yaz drugs have harmful effects on their users. Some are long term while others are short term. If you have used the drug you need to check out for the following side effects and claim compensation:
• Formation of blood clots
• Development of lung and liver cancer
• Risk of having heart attacks
• Rise in blood pressure
• Partial or complete blindness
• Problems with gall bladder
• Pulmonary embolism
• Development of tumors in the liver
Most people have used this drug as a one day pill in the prevention of unwanted pregnancy. The company didn’t warn them of such chronic side effects and for that; the Yaz Class Action has been taken against the manufacturers.
Harmful Ingredients in Yaz
Yaz was approved by the FDA in the year 2006 both as an emergency birth control pill and as medication for serious post menstrual symptoms. A year after it was approved as a treatment for mild acne in women. The drug is made of ethinyl estradiol which is responsible for affecting release of eggs and Drospirenone which affects the uterus lining. Drospirenone which is only found in the Yaz drug is responsible for the drug’s harmful effects. It has been found to increase the levels of potassium resulting to hyperkalemia condition which is responsible for heart problems. The condition adversely affects those who had kidney and liver problems before.
Charges in the Yaz Class Action
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has been charged against a number of crimes. The following are some of the allegations:
• The company failed to warm its customers of the potential harmful effects of the drug
• The company did a shoddy research before launching the drug to market
• They failed to remove the drug from the market even after its side effects were confirmed
• The company used powerful marketing methods which encouraged the misuse of the drug.
All these accusations hold the company responsible for all the harmful side effects you or your loved ones might have undergone.
Claiming Compensation for a Yaz Lawsuit
If you used the drug, either by prescription from the doctor or by self will, you have a right to claim full compensation. You need to hire a Yaz Class Action attorney who will help you get your compensation. You can also fill a form from a professional law firm and submit it to get help. Remember to preserve all the evidence to be used in your case such as the drug packing bags and the prescription given to you by the doctor to use the drug.