More than 28 percent of all women are currently taking birth control medication. Many of these medications are prescribed for purposes beyond contraception. For instance, Yaz, a popular birth control medication, is often prescribed to treat acne, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and headaches. Although the medication has been proven to help with these conditions, damaging side effects are leading many patients regretting ever taking the drug.
Yaz has been linked to serious health complications, such as heart problems, blood clots, and strokes. The culprit is one of the medication’s key components: drospirenone. Studies have shown that drugs that contain the synthetic hormone drospirenone increase the risks of serious heart-related health problems. For years, doctors have prescribed these medications under the assumption the drug would help their patients overcome non-life threatening conditions only to discover that the medications put their patients’ lives at risk.
If you or someone you love took Yaz or another form of birth control containing drospirenone and suffered blood clots, stroke, or other related heart conditions, call the drug injury attorneys at Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel today for a free evaluation of your claim. If the manufacturers are responsible for your injuries, we’ll hold them accountable. Let us protect your rights and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today.