We rely on the liver to filter impurities out of the bloodstream, among many other things. Sadly, when the liver develops tumors, these abnormal nodules can inhibit the liver from performing its important tasks. Although the liver can develop tumors from diseases like hepatitis B and C, you can also grow liver tumors if you take the oral contraceptive YAZ.
YAZ and its fellow birth control drugs Yasmin and Ocella have been linked to several serious side effects, one of which is the development of liver tumors. If you have been diagnosed with liver tumors as a result of taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you with your medical bills and suffering. To fight for your rights, contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.
Benign Liver Growths
Although doctors are not sure how oral contraceptives lead to abnormal liver growths, they believe that it might stem from the levels of estrogen provided by drugs like YAZ. The type of liver growth often associated with birth control is hepatocellular adenoma. Interestingly, hepatocellular adenomas can actually decrease in size after you stop taking oral contraceptives.
Hepatocellular adenomas can cause discomfort and pain in your liver as they grow. They may rupture and cause intraperitoneal hemorrhage. Sometimes, they can turn malignant and result in cancer.
Contact a Yasmin Lawsuit Attorney
The pharmaceutical company responsible for YAZ should have tested its drug more thoroughly before placing a potentially hazardous medication on the market. If you suffer from liver tumors from using YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, contact a YAZ lawyer from Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187 to discuss your case.