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Milwaukee Yaz Lawyers Work to Help Victims Recover for Their Injuries

By Keith Stachowiak on March 14, 2012 // Leave a Comment

We are part of a group of attorneys currently working to help women who have been injured as a result of taking Yaz. This birth control pill contains drospirenone, and it has been marketed under other names including: Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Loryna, Ocella, Syeda, Zarah, Beyaz, and Safyral. More importantly, this drug has been marketed to a demographic that is at an increased risk of injury if they take Yaz.

There is currently a multi-district litigation in process against the manufacturers of Yaz, and our Milwaukee lawyers involved in Yaz lawsuits are seeking to help those who have been injured by taking the drug. Women in the Milwaukee area who have suffered side effects from taking Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, or one of the other drospirenone-containing contraceptive pills are encouraged to contact us so we can help them get a Yaz attorney dedicated to advocating for their rights.

Yaz lawsuits are filed on behalf of women and their families who have suffered serious side effects as a result of taking the drug. Our Milwaukee Yaz lawyers help those who have been injured by the drug to recover for their:

  • Medical expenses (hospital, surgical, and ambulance bills)
  • Recovery costs and rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost income (wages lost during injury)
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain, suffering, and physical and emotional distress

We are dedicated to helping injured parties by offering intelligent and aggressive representation.

What to Look For: Dangers Associated with Yaz

The FDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is conducting an ongoing safety review of contraceptive pills that contain drospirenone, which are marketed as Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and other names. Several studies have shown an increase in the risk of blood clots for women who have taken these birth control pills. In addition to use as contraception, Yaz has been used to treat acne and symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and to raise folate levels. It has not been approved for treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but in some cases, it has been prescribed for PMS.

Women who have been injured by Yaz have experienced one or more of the following side effects:

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Blood clots
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack or heart failure
  • Brain damage
  • Hyperkalemia, or elevated levels of potassium in the blood
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Other cardiovascular complications
  • Liver damage
  • Hypertension
  • Anaphylactic shock

The severe form of these side effects can be life-threatening, and they could lead to death. A woman experiencing these symptoms should contact her healthcare provider immediately.

Because of the severity of the risks involved, women who have taken Yaz should be aware of symptoms, which include:

  • Persistent leg pain
  • Severe chest pain
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Sudden blindness
  • Sudden, severe headaches
  • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
  • Trouble speaking
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes

Health risks are increased for women who smoke or are 35 years of age or older. Other conditions that may increase health risk include kidney, liver, or adrenal disease, and patients with a history of blood clots, certain cancers, heart attack, or stroke. There have also been some reports of gallbladder disease associated with Yaz.

Other side effects include:

  • Migrane
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Decreased libido
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Stomach cramps
  • Confusion
  • Fainting spells
  • Allergic reactions
  • Hair loss

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