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Minnesota Yaz Lawsuit Alleges Deep Vein Thrombosis

On January 24, 2012, Donna L. Praus of North Dakota filed a lawsuit against Bayer Pharmaceuticals in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Praus joins thousands of others around the country who have also filed Yaz lawsuits.  Allegations contained in these complaints include a variety of side effects of Yasmin or Yaz including blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and other conditions that have been linked to the popular birth control pills.

Plaintiff claims damages for Yaz deep vein thrombosis

According to Praus’s lawsuit, the plaintiff began taking the pills in 2002. She used the medication as directed, and states that she did not know of any serious side effects. Click for more about Yaz side effects.

In fact, Praus’s lawsuit alleges that the defendants concealed their knowledge of adverse Yaz side effects, failed to perform adequate testing or consider FDA warnings, and failed to warn the public of the risks associated with the drugs.

In her complaint, Praus also cites a study published in the British Medical Journal in 2002, in which the Dutch College of General Practitioners recommended older forms of birth control over medications like Yaz, since Yaz and Yasmin are shown to have higher rates of venous thrombosis (blood clots).

In 2004, Praus allegedly developed deep vein thrombosis, or Yaz DVT, which has since caused her severe and permanent injuries.

Yaz blood clots can cause stroke

Yaz DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in the deep veins, usually in the thigh or lower leg.

The primary danger of deep vein thrombosis is that if a blood clot dislodges, it can travel through the bloodstream to other parts of the body, possibly causing blockages and restricting blood flow to the lungs, heart, brain and other vital organs. This means that these patients have increased risk of stroke, as revealed by Danish researchers.

On October 27, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a drug study report that showed a link between drospirenone, the progestin in Yaz and Yasmin, and increased risk of side effects including stroke and DVT.

Yaz settlements help plaintiffs recover costs

Like other plaintiffs against Bayer, Praus seeks compensation for alleged injuries caused by blood clots, both past and present. She also asks the court for medical expenses, the costs of home health care and rehabilitation, permanent disability, and loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.

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