In 2006 a new birth control pill entered the market. Yaz quickly became popular with its promise of not only offering pregnancy prevention, but that it could aid in weight loss and clear up acne. However, many women have been injured because of Yaz and other newer birth control pills.
The concerns over Yaz bombarded our news and televisions, but lately there has not been much talk about it. Please know, that women are still suffering from injuries sustained as a result of taking certain birth control pills.
To date, Yaz remains on the market yet many women have been injured. Yaz (in addition to Beyaz, Safyral, and Yasmin) contain, drospirenone. Drospirenone is a synthetic progesterone which increases the risk of blood clots and other health problems. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has found that there is a three fold increase in the risk for blood clots when women use products containing dropirenone.
Ladies, I know we take birth control for many different reasons. Some of us take it to prevent pregnancy, some to regulate our unpredictable periods, we do not however take it to develop blood clots or suffer other life threatening problems. If you take any of the above brands, ask your doctor about alternatives.
If you, or a woman in your life has been hurt as a result of taking Yaz, please call Feroleto Law. Any of our attorneys are happy to talk to you, but please know that if you are more comfortable discussing this with another woman, I am happy to speak to you. All conversations with any of our attorneys will be strictly confidential.