Yaz Birth Control Side Effects: Stroke
Across the United States, millions of women take oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. Unfortunately, some of these birth control pills have recently proven to be dangerous, causing serious adverse side effects in women who are otherwise perfectly healthy. Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are all oral contraceptives that have been linked to serious complications, including stroke. Women who took these medications often did not know that they were in danger until after a stroke or other serious health condition occurred.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a stroke or another adverse side effect caused by Yaz or a similar oral contraceptive, you may be able to pursue legal action and gain financial compensation for your losses and injuries. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Yasmin side effects attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 to discuss your legal options.
Strokes and Blood Clots
A stroke occurs when oxygen is blocked off from the brain, often because of a blood clot that stops blood from flowing properly. Without oxygen, the brain’s tissue begins to fail, causing a stroke. If a stroke is not treated immediately, the condition can become severe and even fatal. Symptoms of a stroke include:
- Loss of vision or blurred vision
- Loss of speech or the ability to understand speech
- Irregular or increased heartbeat
- Difficulty walking or loss of balance
- Severe pain or numbness in the arms, legs, face, or neck
- Constricting chest pain
- Sudden fatigue, nausea, and severe headache
A stroke can cause severe long term disability, limited motion, loss of sensation, loss of speech and comprehension abilities, difficulty breathing, and loss of bodily function.
Women who have been victims of the dangerous side effects of Yasmin birth control should not have to face their injuries and losses alone. For legal assistance, contact a Yaz side effects lawyer of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187.