More than one-fourth of all women in the U.S. take birth control medication for a variety of reasons. Beyond contraception, many take it to regulate their menstrual cycles, lower the risk of some cancers, and even help with skin issues such as acne. Yaz, a popular birth control medication, was widely prescribed to treat these conditions. However, in recent years, it has been linked to serious health complications that could be fatal for some women.

Yaz contains the synthetic hormone drospirenone. Years ago, a British study revealed that drugs that contain drospirenone, including Yaz, increase the risk of developing blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, and strokes. The FDA confirmed the connection in 2012, warning that taking the medication puts patients at risk of developing blood clots. These blood clots can result in serious health complications and even death.

Many patients who suffered complications after taking Yaz have come forward to seek damages for their injuries, winning large settlements from the manufacturer. If you or someone you love suffered health complications after taking a birth control medication containing drospirenone, call our experienced drug injury lawyers today for a free evaluation of your claim. We’ll fully investigate the cause of your injuries and fight to get you maximum compensation.