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Harmful Birth Control Pills Are Grounds For Florida Wrongful Death

Floridian women who use certain oral contraceptives may be at risk for harmful side effects, some of which have been found to be lethal. When women of child bearing age first heard of a new oral contraceptive that was marketed for improving their quality of life, sales skyrocketed.  The pharmaceutical company Bayer first released Yasmin in 2001, and then Yaz in 2006. Within no time, Yaz quickly became the most popular oral contraceptive for women, in large part because of its multiple alluring benefits.  Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, Bayer promoted Yaz as reducing unwanted side effects such as acne, bloating, anxiety, depression, and PMS.

Without delay, Yaz became all the rage for several key reasons. Yaz, previously Yasmin, was the first contraceptive to manufacture a synthetic hormone called drospirenone. Women preferred the Yaz pill because it is supposed to be as effective as its competitors, without the accompanying dreaded side effects such as weight gain and bloating. However, in 2009, the FDA called for Bayer to correct their alluring advertisements, which were not effectively warning consumers of the harmful side effects, namely serious blood clots that have been found to be lethal in certain cases. Perhaps because Yaz was the first to peddle such attractive benefits in one tiny pill, consumers were not dissuaded. Yaz marked Bayer’s second highest yielding product, bringing in over $1.5 in sales.

Alas, countless innocent women have suffered from serious blood clots associated with taking the Yaz and Yasmin pill. Its manufacturer, Bayer is now faced with over 10,000 lawsuits over the Yasmin and Yaz products.

Why do women still take the Yaz pill if it has been found to be so harmful?

Despite the fact that Yaz is the web’s most complained about drug, some individuals just can’t resist the draw of the Yaz pill. It doesn’t help that the studies released thus far (conducted by none other, Bayer) have produced conflicting results, those that have left women at a loss for knowing who to believe. But a recent study suggested that Yaz may put women at an increased 50% higher risk for blood clots than other birth control pills. In fact, the FDA’s commissioner, David Kessler announced that Yaz intentionally withheld warning information that could have prevented these harmful effects and incidences of causing death.

Wrongful Death and Yaz Birth Control

Blood clots associated with the Yaz birth control pill may cause life-threatening symptoms and even death. If birth contraception such as Yaz has led to you or a loved one being hospitalized, it is vital that you contact a qualified Broward County Wrongful Death Attorney.

Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, a Florida Wrongful Death Attorney, for a free legal consultation to determine if you have a case. Call 954-677-0155.

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