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Pumonary Embolism

Since 2006, millions of women have taken the oral contraceptive, Yaz. Recently, studies have discovered the drug may increase the risk of developing dangerous blood clots that can often cause serious health conditions, like pulmonary embolism.

A pulmonary embolism happens when a blood clot breaks free, travels through the bloodstream and enters the arteries of the lungs. This seriously damages the lungs or other essential organs, and can even cause death. Researchers have found a 75% increase in the risk of blood clots causing Yaz pulmonary embolism in women taking the drug.

The symptoms of a pulmonary embolism may vary depending on the size of the blood clot and extent of lung damage. Some of these include:

  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Clammy or bluish-colored skin
  • Excessive sweating
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Weak pulse
  • Lightheadedness or fainting

The maker of Yaz, Bayer, has failed to properly advise women about the serious risks such as Yaz pulmonary embolism. Bayer may be held liable for the damages caused. Yaz attorneys are currently assisting those affected file lawsuits and recover damages.

It is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible if you suffered a pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz. You may be entitled to a substantial recovery for your injury, however, time is extremely limited.

While no one should file a lawsuit unless a company caused them injury, research shows that the use of Yaz might lead to serious side effects like Yaz pulmonary embolism. Despite this, Bayer still continues to earn billions of dollars selling the drug.

For several years, major studies in the United States, Great Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands have proven that Yaz can potentially increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 75%. The FDA has issued several warnings about the risks of this drug.

Bayer has resisted the pressure to add label warnings by funding two of their own studies arguing that the drug is safe.

Attorneys have filed lawsuits on behalf of thousands of women suffering drug injuries such as Yaz pulmonary embolism. They are also among the few who have begun settling these cases for their clients.

These attorneys are available to answer your questions as soon as possible. They will be able to tell you how much your case may be worth and how much time you have to take action before your rights to file a claim expire.

Lawsuits for drug injuries such as these are complex legal matters. Make sure the attorney you hire is qualified for this case, has experience fighting large drug companies and has the resources necessary to finish your case in your favor.

The Yaz Risks Center only recommends lawyers and law firms that have already settled Yaz lawsuits.

Contact us today for more information about the side effects of Yaz and your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide help.

 

 

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