Stroke Warning Signs
A stroke is a serious health complication that requires immediate medical attention. Strokes can be terrifying and disorienting for anyone who has them, as well as for family or friends present who may not understand what is wrong. Stroke risk typically increases with age, but young individuals may suffer from a stroke if they have other heightened risk factors.
Young women who are taking or have recently taken oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella have reported a higher instance of stroke. It is important to know the warning signs of a stroke so that you can quickly recognize a problem and immediately seek medical attention.
Common Stroke Symptoms
The following is a list of warning signs that you may experience immediately before or during a stroke. If any of these symptoms last more than a minute or two, call emergency medical services immediately:
- Loss of balance, disorientation, dizziness
- Difficulty speaking, slurring words, inability to communicate what is wrong
- Numbness in the face or limbs, particularly one side of the body
- Blurry vision or blacking out
- Sudden painful headache, possibly combined with nausea or vomiting
How a Lawyer Can Help
If you have experienced a stroke or any other health complications while taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, consider contacting a personal injury attorney immediately. The drug manufacturer may be liable for health problems and injuries caused by or exacerbated by the drug. A personal injury lawyer will hold the liable parties legally accountable in a court of law and will fight to get you the compensation that you may deserve.
For sound legal advice on oral contraceptive health risks and liability, please contact the Yaz side-effect lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.