If you were taking Yaz birth control pills and have suffered a serious injury, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Many women started taking the Yaz birth control pill to help improve their menstrual cycles. Like every prescription medication has it’s side effects, patients who were taking Yaz learned that there were more problems than they thought the everyday side effects.

Yaz has been shown to put women at higher risk to develop hypertension(high blood pressure), changes in glucose levels, liver tumors, liver function problems, anaphylactic reactions, and to even worsen lupus.

Wide range of side effects of that Yaz include: 

  • Common cold
  • High potassium levels
  • Severe migraines
  • Vaginal yeast infections/unusual discharge
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Skin darkening of the face
  • Problems with contact lenses
  • Stomach cramps
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Less desire for sex

More severe Yaz side effects: 

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tongue, face, or lip swelling
  • Anaphylactic reactions (hives, itching)
  • Breast lumps
  • Change in urinary cycle
  • Fainting
  • Numbness in arms and legs
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Yaz contains synthetic estrogen like most birth control pills, but unlike other birth control pills contains drospirenone, a newer generation of synthetic progesterone. Drospirenone has anti-androgenic properties and is similar to spionlactone which is a diuretic. The way Yaz works is to block testosterone and other hormones.  Due to Yaz being the only birth control pill with 24 active pills including all the hormones & 4 inactive pills (while most birth control pills include 7 inactive). Doing this gives the patient a higher dosage of the hormones throughout the month.

There have been more and woman coming forth about the horrible side effects of taking Yaz and turning to legal help. There have been thousands of lawsuits already filed against the maker of Yaz, Bayer and their associates. Around 70 lawsuits have been settled and there are hundreds more pending in both state & federal courts. Bayer admitted no fault to the side effects and settlements of the terms were undisclosed.