Often mistaken for a common blood clot, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that witnesses the development of a blood clot deep within the body’s tissue. The development of DVT poses as a significant threat to an individuals health and may serve as the catalyst for several life-threatening conditions. As a relatively common anomaly, the rate in which DVT is developed may be influenced by outside factors. Women who use Beyaz may significantly increase their risk of developing this condition and any subsequent complications that may ensue.
If you or a loved one has suffered from deep vein thrombosis after taking Beyaz, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
Beyaz Deep Vein Thrombosis Lawsuit Overview
Beyaz, a product of world renown Bayer Healthcare, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to assist in the prevention of pregnancy. Having been on the U.S. market since September 24, 2010, Beyaz has already established itself amongst the most popular contraceptives. In addition to providing birth control, Beyaz is also indicated for the treatment of symptoms associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and moderate acne.
Beyaz contains a combination of drospirenone, ethinyl estradiol, and levomefolate. Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and also cause changes in your cervical and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. Levomefolate is a type of B vitamin that is normally found in foods. Levomefolate helps prevent a rare birth defect that could occur in a baby if the pregnancy occurs while taking birth control pills or shortly after stopping them.
Unfortunately, recent evidence lends weight to the long-suspected link between drospirenone-containing drugs such as Beyaz and elevated potassium levels. This link was established and acknowledged by a recent FDA Advisory Committee. According to the committee, heightened potassium levels may serve as a catalyst for the blood clotting cascade responsible for deep vein thrombosis. If the development of DVT should occur, its presence my coincide with several life-threatening conditions. Due to the severe nature of these complications, patients may contact a lawyer at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP for a free case evaluation regarding their potential Beyaz deep vein thrombosis lawsuit.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that witnesses the development of a blood clot within the deepest tissues of the body. More often than not, this condition is the direct result of the body trying to heal itself from any injuries the blood vessel has sustained. However, elevated potassium levels may contributed the unnecessary development of DVT. The presence of an unnecessary obstruction may serve to inhibit the flow of blood through the circulatory system. The clot therefore serves as an obstacle in the blood stream that prevents the transportation of nutrients and oxygen to the rest of the body. As a result, vital organs may starve and eventually suffer from severe complications. The following complications may result from deep vein thrombosis:
- Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA)
- Heart attack
- Myocardial infraction
- Gallbladder complications
FDA Safety Communication
According to an FDA Safety Communication, the agency is aware of two newly published studies that evaluated the risk of deep vein thrombosis in women who use birth control pills that contain drospirenone. The two recently published studies looked at whether there is a higher risk of blood clots in women taking birth control pills containing the progestin drospirenone when compared to similar women taking birth control pills containing a different progestin called levonorgestrel. These two new studies reported that there is a greater risk of deep vein thrombosis associated with birth control pills that contain drospirenone.
Other Fourth Generation Contraceptives
The following fourth generation contraceptives contain drospirenone and may also significantly increase the risk of DVT:
Do I Have a Beyaz Deep Vein Thrombosis Lawsuit?
The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in Beyaz deep vein thrombosis lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you or a loved one has suffered from DVT after taking Beyaz, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-(949) 557-5800. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.