The Yaz Lawsuit In A Nutshell
Yaz is a birth control pill that has been linked to many dangerous side effects and has come under heavy
legal fire over the past 2 years. Many women have been diagnosed with several diseases and disorders
that have been traced back to their use of the Yaz birth control pill. Some women have even suffered
the ultimate fate, death. Below is everything you need to know about Yaz and the Yaz lawsuit.
What is Yaz Suppose to Do?
The Yaz pill is first and foremost used as an oral contraceptive to help prevent pregnancy. The pill
prevents ovulation, which makes it very hard for sperm to ever reach the uterus. Yaz is made with the
drugs Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol. These drugs bring about changes in the cervical and uterine
lining. This is what makes it much harder for the sperm to enter. Yaz claims to be 97% effective in
preventing unwanted pregnancy.
Who Developed Yaz?
Yaz was developed and produced in 2001 by Bertex Laboratories. At the time they referred to it as
yasmin. In 2006, a company known as BHP (Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals) and changed the name
to Yaz. BHP participates global in fields such as Diagnostic Imagining, Neurology, Oncology, and many
more. They are considered a global giant and are the main focus in lawsuits that are being filed. BHP as
of this time claims to have no intention what so ever of settling this matter out of court. They maintain
that the general public was made aware of the possible side effects, therefore they are not liable toward
any claim at this time. BHP as a company is said to be worth in the billions of dollars, but speculation is
that the Yaz lawsuit (when this is all said and done) could still cripple this giant because of the sheer
number of cases and publicity.
The Yaz Lawsuit
The FDA was very wary of this drug even back when it was being produced by Bertex Labs. This became
much worse when BHP took over and committed many millions toward advertising Yaz as superior in
every way to every other similar existing product. BHP told consumers that Yaz could treat acne,
premenstrual syndrome, and premenstrual dysphonic disorder. The FDA warned that BHP was
misleading the general public. They had only approved Yaz as a birth control pill. When woman all over
the country started to get severe side effects from using Yaz for all of these different purposes, they all
started filing lawsuits. After several years, BHP has spent upwards of 20 million dollars correcting their
advertising, and the many lawsuits filed all across the country have been consolidated into one
multidistrict litigation. Judge David R. Herndon (Chief U.S. District Court of the Southern District of
Illinois) is overseeing the entire case now. Over 6,000 lawsuits have been files relating to Yaz and yasmin
and no out of court settlements have been made. The FDA is currently running numerous tests on the
drug and it is thought that both sides are waiting for the results. The FDA has said it is concerned, but
has not stated Yaz is dangerous yet. Until the FDA decides one way or another and announces that
decision, this case could drag on for a very long time. As mentioned before, BHP has maintained that
they will make no settlement offers. As of this time there is no time table for any announcement from
the FDA. Also, as of this time there is not one single trial date set involving Yaz or yasmin. Experts have
gone on record saying that it could take many years to sort all of this out.
The Yaz Side Effects
These are the side effects that have been effecting woman all over the country and causing them to file
Deep Vein Thrombosis - When the veins develop blood clots that clogs circulation through the body
Hyperkalemia - Condition that is caused by having very high amounts of plasma in the blood. Can be
considered very harmful and dangerous. In some cases has even been known to cause death.
Pulmonary Embolism - Blood clots that develop in the lungs
Breast Lumps - Tumors that could lead to breast cancer
Gallbladder Function - Many woman have developed damage to their gallbladder along with other
These side effects are extremely dangerous and in many cases can cause problems that end up costing a
life. Kidney damage, Liver damage, Stroke, and Heart attack are just a few of the many problems that
can arise from these side effects. If you have taken Yaz and have experienced any out of the ordinary
health issues, contact a doctor immediately and get checked out. Lawsuits are still being filled everyday
so it is not too late. If Yaz has affected your life, you have options to try and make it better.
Visit this website to take action and find out what your legal options are.