Yaz was a popular form of birth control that brought the pharmaceutical giant Bayer a number of problems when the advertising and marketing campaigns used were determined to have misled viewers. The product and sister products, Yasmin and Ocella led many women who would not usually have taken this form of birth control to try it as a birth control choice and to treat other medical conditions. As Yaz was not cleared to be used for many of the medical conditions mentioned in its marketing campaigns, 27 state attorneys filed claims against Bayer for the danger users were placed in.
The FDA reports that Yaz and its generic versions have been cleared to treat a number of medical conditions alongside being used as a birth control pill. Yaz was cleared for use to treat Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and to treat acne vulgaris in women choosing an oral contraceptive. However, the marketing campaigns used by Bayer made it appear as though Yaz was proven to help with other conditions, including some forms of acne and PMS symptoms. Because of the misleading information provided in the advertising campaigns many women were placed at risk from the serious side effects associated with Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella.
The number of side effects has been shown to be high and includes problems with a number of serious conditions. One of the most serious side effects that should be looked for in those who have taken Yaz is a heart attack that has been linked to the use of the birth control drug. Other serious side effects can include blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and stroke. When you or loved one feel side effects, including Grave’s Disease, which has been cited in some legal claims the best option is to seek the assistance of an experienced lawyer handling Yaz legal claims.
Contacting Zimmerman & Frachtman and finding out more information about the Yaz lawsuit process is the first step to take. An evaluation of each individual case is undertaken to check the requirements of the legal claims process are met. Any person who has developed liver tumors, gallbladder and heart problems after taking Yaz and its generic versions can contact a Florida pharmaceutical lawsuit lawyer with Zimmerman & Frachtman for an evaluation of their case.
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