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Paradoxical Embolism

When a woman uses the birth control medications Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, it drastically increases the likelihood that she will develop a life-threatening blood clot. Blood clots often build up in the legs, moving through the rest of the body if they dislodge from their original blood vessel. When a blood clot passes through the body, it may become lodged in the heart. However, in some cases, the blood clot may move out of a vein, through the heart, and potentially lodge in an artery.

If you have suffered a complication related to a blood clot after taking Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, contact a Yasmin lawyer of Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 today.

Serious Complications of Paradoxical Embolism

When a blood clot is originally formed in a vein, but eventually lodges in an artery, it is known as a paradoxical embolism. Normally, these two types of blood vessels do not run into each other. However, if the clot moves through particular openings in the heart, it may divert into a different kind of blood vessel. The following may arise because of a paradoxical embolism:

  • Tissue death
  • Loss of blood circulation
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

These health concerns can have potentially fatal consequences in the most serious cases. In minor incidents, a person may be able to treat an embolism with medication that breaks apart the clot.

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If you have suffered because of the birth control medications Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, there may be legal actions available against the drugs’ manufacturer. For additional information regarding your options, contact the Yaz attorneys of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

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