Coping with Unexpected Side Effects
We place a significant amount of trust in our physicians to address our ailments and concerns with caution and care. When they recommend or prescribe a medication, we also place trust in the drug manufacturers and pharmacists to supply us with safe products. Experiencing unexpected negative side effects from a prescribed drug can leave a patient feeling confused, disheartened, and even betrayed. If you are struggling to cope from emotional or physical trauma caused by a drug, it is important to know that there is help available.
Oral Contraceptives and Health Risks
Most prescription drugs have a risk of causing some mild side effects. Other drugs, however, can cause much more serious health problems. Oral contraceptives containing drospirenone, such as Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, are known to create an increased risk of blood clotting, heart attack, and stroke in some women.
Many women who take these birth control pills may not realize that they have an increased risk of developing a severe health complication because they were ill-informed by the manufacturer and/or their doctors. If you are considering taking one of these oral contraceptives, consider talking to your doctor about the associated risks to your health and other birth control options available to you.
No one ever wants to find him or herself or a loved one suffering from negative side effects. If, however, you experience health complications after taking an oral contraceptive or other medication, stop use and see your doctor immediately. Your health problem may be serious and may require immediate medical attention.
Once you have received appropriate treatment, consider contacting a side effect lawyer immediately. The drug manufacturer may be responsible for injuries and damages that you have suffered as a result of taking an oral contraceptive and you may be entitled to compensation. A side effect attorney will fight to represent your interests and hold the drug manufacturer accountable for your medical bills, lost wages from time off of work, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
For sound legal advice and assistance regarding oral contraceptive side effects and how you can initiate a lawsuit for compensation, please contact the Yaz birth control lawsuit attorneys of Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.