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5 Complications of Taking Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella

Many women have taken the birth control medications Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella at the suggestion of their doctor. In fact, birth control is occasionally prescribed to deal with a range of health issues beyond just contraception. However, these drugs have also been linked to several life-threatening health concerns.

If you or someone you love has been harmed by the birth control drugs Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, we may be able to help you to pursue legal action. To learn more about compensation that may be available to cover your medical costs and other damages, contact the Ocella lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.

Blood Clots

Blood clots are among the most serious complications linked to the use of Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella. On their own, these clots may cause minimal damage to the body, although there may be some circulation problems that are especially common in the legs. However, if these blood clots travel to other areas of the body, the consequences can prove life-threatening.

Stroke

One of the most dangerous complications tied to the use of these birth control drugs is the development of a blood clot that eventually leads to a stroke. A blood clot can block the flow of blood into the brain, leading to a serious deficiency of blood and oxygen in the brain. As a result, brain cells may lose oxygen and begin to rapidly die off. This causes a stroke, which may lead to permanent brain damage and, if left untreated, can kill a patient.

Pulmonary Embolism

When a blood clot breaks free, it may travel to many different parts of the body. If this clot lodges itself into the major blood vessel that supplies the lungs with blood, it may cause a pulmonary embolism. In many cases, these blockages can prove fatal.

Heart Complications

Many complications can develop through the use of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella that may trigger a heart attack or cardiac arrest. In particular, cardiac arrest commonly occurs because of blood clots blocking the heart’s blood supply. Also, cardiac arrest may occur because of interference with the heart’s normal rhythm. When this occurs, heartbeats may become irregular, which can create a host of problems.

Liver Tumors

When a person takes these birth control drugs, they increase their chances of developing a dangerous liver tumor. These tumors may cause substantial damage to the liver and surrounding digestive system organs.

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If you have suffered because of Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for your medical bills and lost time at work. To discuss your options further, contact the Yasmin lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187.

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