Yaz Side Effects Prompt Thousands of Lawsuits
The country has seen the world of prescription drugs grow by leaps and bounds, but there is one term that has become synonymous with them-side effects. Some drugs have more mild side effects such as dry mouth or minor headaches; other drugs have more severe, life-threatening side effects. Yaz, for instance, is one example.
Yaz, the oral prescription birth control pill, has become infamous because of the high number of side effects users are and continue to experience. And the reported side effects are nothing to take lightly. They can include blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, liver damage, and even cervical cancer.
By law, drug makers are required to inform users of the potential side effects of a drug. Yaz users allege, however, that the pill's creator, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, failed to properly warn users about the pill's effects. According to some Austin Yaz birth control attorneys, drug makers all too often fail to adequately warn users of the genuine side effects of a drug.
In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration issued Bayer a warning for false advertising as a result. Bayer has since changed its television commercials so users can be properly informed of all side effects of using the drug.
However, the information and marketing changes came out a bit too late and many women who used the contraceptive prior to adequate notice have started experiencing side effects. As a result, thousands of lawsuits have been initiated.
If you or someone you know has experienced side effects from using Yaz, contacting an experienced product liability attorney is recommended.