Gallbladder disease is an uncomfortable and sometimes painful illness that may include a number of different symptoms and health problems. A person’s gallbladder may become inflamed, infected, develop gallstones, or otherwise fail to perform its usual duties. The gallbladder’s function is to store bile from the liver to help with digestion. It is especially important to small intestine digestion, in which it helps with the breakdown of fats. When a gallbladder becomes diseased and no longer helps digest foods properly, it may be necessary to have the gallbladder removed.
Some women may suddenly notice that they are having gastrointestinal problems, seemingly for no reason at all. They may not have a family history of gallbladder disease and may not have had digestive problems in the past. You or your doctor may have assumed that you simply have allergies or are sensitive to certain foods. What you may not know is that some oral contraceptives containing Drospirenone can increase your chance of developing gallbladder disease.
An Alarming Side Effect
Recent reports from doctors and patients reveal that many women who have taken the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella have developed gallbladder disease. Many of these women, mostly young, have had to undergo surgery and have their gallbladders removed entirely. This surgery is costly, invasive, and like any surgery, carries a risk of leading to further infection or illness. If you experience any chronic stomach or intestinal pain while taking one of these oral contraceptives, stop use immediately and talk to your physician about the risks of gallbladder disease and your birth control alternatives.
If your gallbladder becomes diseased and must be removed, consider contacting a Yasmin side effect attorney immediately. The pill may be responsible for your illness and the drug manufacturer may be liable for your injuries and damages. You may be able to recover compensation for surgery costs, hospital stays, rehabilitation, medication, lost wages from time off of work, and pain and suffering.
To find out more about how an attorney can help you pursue a lawsuit for compensation, please contact the experienced Yaz side effect lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.