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Yaz Stroke

In the past several years, studies have indicated that many of the millions of women who have taken Yaz or Yasmin birth control may have increased their risk for blood clots, which is one of the leading causes of a stroke.

A Yaz stroke can happen when blood flow to a part of the brain stops from a broken blood vessel or blood clot in an artery. If blood flow is stopped for longer than a few seconds, the brain cannot get oxygen. Brain cells can die, causing permanent damage such as brain damage, loss of function in the body, or death.

To decrease the effects of a stroke, it is crucial to receive medical attention as soon as possible. Common symptoms of a Yaz Stroke include:

  • Sudden numbness in the face or weakness in an arm or leg.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden vision problems in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden onset of a severe headache.
  • Sudden disorientation, dizziness, balance problems or trouble walking.

Bayer Pharmaceuticals may have been negligent since they did not adequately warn patients of the risk of blood clots and potential stroke from taking Yaz. Based on this, lawyers are helping those affected by these side effects file lawsuits and recover settlements.

If you suffered a blood clot or stroke after taking Yaz, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for a Yaz stroke, however, time is limited.

Strokes are one of the most common causes of disability and death in America. Victims may suffer effects ranging from loss of touch to reduced mental ability to paralyzation. Severe cases can result in death.

Researchers in Europe and the United States have identified the chemical hormone drospirenone, an active ingredient in Yaz, as a source of increased potassium blood levels. This can cause blood clots which lead to heart problems, pulmonary embolism in the lungs and stroke.

In October 2011, the FDA released a study following more than 800,000 women on birth control. The results showed that drugs like Yaz containing drospirenone could increase blood clot risks and possible Yaz stroke by as much as 75%. 

Studies from Denmark and the Netherlands published in the British Medical Journal in 2009 also suggested drugs like Yaz containing drospirenone could cause blood clots.

Lawyers have helped hundreds of women file lawsuits for Yaz side effects and are among the few who have settled Yaz lawsuits for their clients with Bayer. These lawyers are available to answer questions about your case today.

Drug injury lawsuits can be very complex legal matters. Additionally, your time is limited before your rights to file a claim expire. Therefore, it is important to speak with a qualified Yaz lawyer today.

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

Contact us today for more information on 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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