A stoke, or a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is disrupted, causing brain cells to die. When blood flow to the brain is impaired, by a clot or collapsed artery, oxygen and glucose cannot be delivered to the brain, which can result in serious brain damage and even death.
If you or someone you know has suffered from a stroke, but does not have any of the conditions generally associated with stroke, you may be the victim of a dangerous prescription drug. For example, the Drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella have been linked with stroke in young women. For more information about how to pursue legal action, contact the YAZ side-effect attorneys of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.
Identifying the Signs of a Stroke
When a person experiences a stroke, it is important that they receive emergency medical care as quickly as possible. To expedite this process, keep in mind the following symptoms generally associated with strokes:
- Dizziness, disorientation, or vertigo
- Difficulty speaking, inability to communicate clearly
- Numbness in face or limbs, especially on one side of the body
- Blurry vision
- Loss of consciousness
If you experience or observe the above symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately, as you may be experiencing a stroke.
While various factors can contribute to a person’s likelihood of experiencing a stroke, they can occur in persons who do not have any of the associated conditions, such as high blood pressure or cholesterol. If you have experienced a stroke while taking a prescription medication, such as the birth control pills YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact the YAZ side-effect attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 to discuss the details of your case.