Attorney TaKeena Thompson speaks with reporter Sandra Chapman about the effects of Yaz birth control and Bayer’s failure to warn patients of an increased risk for developing blood clots which can lead to other injuries such as heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolism, and death.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration met with a panel of experts this past December after numerous patient complaints. Experts cited 5 major studies that were conducted including one by the FDA that found that women taking Yaz and Yasmin had a 75% higher chance of suffering a blood clot as compared to a group of women taking other older formulations of birth control pills. Yaz and Yasmin are both manufactured by Bayer and contain a man-made hormone called drospirenone. As a result of this meeting, the FDA decided to change the labeling to advise doctors and patients of the increased risks associated with this drug.
If you or a loved one has taken Yaz, Yasmin, or another drospirenone-containing birth control pill and has suffered an injury please contact our office today to speak with one of our product liability/personal injury attorneys to discuss your legal options.