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Litigation Regarding Stroke, Blood Clots And Serious Injury After Taking Oral Contraceptives

Litigation Regarding Stroke, Blood Clots And Serious Injury After Taking Oral Contraceptives

Recent scientific studies have shown that individuals taking the Yasmin, Yaz, Beyaz, Safyral, generic form Ocella, or any other oral contraceptive pills containing the drospirenone or drsp hormone have a higher-than-average chance of suffering potentially injurious blood clots. If a patient already has a blood clotting problem or if other issues like high cholesterol exist, this may lead to a much higher incidence of medical issues including, but not limited to:

  • heart attacks
  • strokes
  • gallbladder disease
  • deep-vein thrombosis
  • pulmonary embolism

Any of these issues may easily lead to death. If you've taken any of the abovementioned brands of oral contraceptive, you may be at an increased risk of death or hospitalization. Litigation has been filed against Bayer, the developer of many of these contraceptive pills, for adverse effects proven to be caused by these defective drugs. Consult your defective drug lawyer for more information on legal actions you can take to receive financial compensation.

Common Indications Of Blood Clotting Problems

There are several side effects that may occur prior to the incidence of serious issues or conditions described above. These include:

  • Unusual pain and swelling anywhere in the body
  • Sudden severe headaches
  • Unusual changes in skin color
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Chest tightness
  • Fatigue
  • Vision changes
  • Fainting/light-headedness

Your Legal Avenues For Compensation

If you or a loved one have been injured, killed, or suffered a stay in the hospital as a result of these defective drugs, you may join with a mass tort or multi-district litigation. This differs from a class action lawsuit in that the results of each trial will be determined separately, but all the pre-trial proceedings will be handled together. Your lawyer will be able to help you get involved in MDL proceedings.

Time Limits

Because there are time limits associated with defective drug litigation, you should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. Depending on your state, the statute of limitations is generally 2-5 years following the first incidence of negative symptoms. As of March 2012, trial proceedings were scheduled for April 30, 2012. Contact with your lawyer to get on board these MDL proceedings today!