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March is Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month

Posted on March 29th, 2011 No Comments

March represents Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month in order to let people know what this condition is and determine whether they are at risk.

DVT kills nearly 300,000 people a year, but many of these people were not even aware that this condition existed. DVT is a blood clot that usually occurs in the leg.

A number of things can cause this disease including immobility, the use of birth control pills, obesity and smoking. In order to prevent DVT, it is important to move your legs frequently and drink plenty of water. In order to raise awareness, people are wearing little sock pins on their clothing so that people will begin to talk about DVT.

If you or a loved one has suffered from DVT after taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control pills, contact the Yasmin deep-vein thrombosis lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

How to tell if you have a pulmonary embolism

Posted on March 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Pulmonary embolisms have been in the news recently after tennis star, Serena Williams, suffered from one and had to be hospitalized. A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the arteries of the lung. They usually begin in the leg in travel up to the lung.

Experts have said that blood clots can occur when a person is on bed rest for some time or if they are traveling long distances and sitting in cramped positions. Inactivity like this can lead to blood clots in the leg, or deep vein thrombosis.

A pulmonary embolism occurs when the blood clot breaks free from the leg and travels to the lungs. This is very dangerous because the victim can no longer breath. Nearly 100,000 cases of it occur each year. Symptoms of this include shortness of breathe, excessive sweating, light-headedness, and clammy skin.

Women have also come forward claiming that the use of Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills have caused them to develop this condition. If you or a loved one has been experienced this, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you receive the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Yaz pulmonary embolism lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Yasmin attorneys asked for more time in discovery process

Posted on March 16th, 2011 No Comments

The attorneys working with the Yasmin and Yaz trials have asked for an extension in time so that they can research more evidence in the case before the trials start.

The lawsuits allege that women who were prescribed the oral contraceptive later developed negative health side effects such as pulmonary embolism and gallbladder removals.

]The motion was filed in order to extend the discovery process on the lawsuits. For pulmonary embolism, they have asked for the court deadline to be pushed from March 14 to April 14 and  for the first trial to be pushed back from Sept 12, 2011 to January 9, 2012.

If you or a loved one has suffered negative health side effects after taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control, contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187.

Yasmin lawsuit filed in Galveston, Texas

Posted on March 8th, 2011 No Comments

Lawsuits continue to be filed against the makers of Yasmin alleging that the oral birth control pill caused gall bladder problems that eventually needed surgery.

The woman filed the suit against Bayer Pharmaceuticals alleging that the birth control pill caused serious health side effects that she was not warned about.

The lawsuit also alleges that those who marketed the pills did not do enough to warn patients of the increased risks. The patient involved in the suit claimed that she took Yasmin to regulate her menstrual cycle, but in 2006 she started noticing severe stomach pain.

She later had to have her gallbladder removed. After the surgery, the woman claimed that she continued to have issues with her digestive tract.

If you or a loved one has suffered from gallbladder complications as a result of taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control, contact the Yaz lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Number of suits against Yasmin and Yaz continue to rise

Posted on March 1st, 2011 No Comments

The number of complaints against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Yasmin and Yaz, continue to rise. Each claim that the women who took the oral contraceptive suffered from severe health issues as a result.

According to reports, the number of lawsuits against the company are at about 6,850 as of the beginning of February. The complaints allege that the company did not research the pill enough or failed to warn patients of the negative health side effects that could occur. The side effects include an increased risk of blood clot, heart attack and stroke.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious health side effect after taking Yasmin or Yaz, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

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