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How to prevent blood clot, DVT

Posted on March 20th, 2012 No Comments

Blood clotting and Deep-vein thrombosis can be a serious issue and while many think that this only occurs in older people, younger people are also at risk.

In order to protect yourself from having this occur, here are a few steps you can take. First, make sure if you are sitting in the same spot for a while, that you get up at least every two hours to move around. Especially if you are on a long plane or car ride.

If your legs are in a cast or you must lay down for  a long period of time, it is important to discuss with your physician how you can prevent DVT. Secondly, if you are taking an oral contraceptive pill, this can increase your risk of blood clotting or DVT so it is important to make sure that you know the signs and are proactive in preventing this from occurring.

If you or a loved one has been suffered from a blood clot or DVT after using Yasmin or Yaz, contact the Yasmin blood clotting lawyers today by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Hall of famer, Bob McAdoo, suffers blood clot

Posted on March 14th, 2012 No Comments

A Hall of Famer and longtime coach for the Miami Heat, Bob McAdoo, is now being treated for a blood clot in his leg.

The blood clot was found when visiting the team’s doctor a few days ago and he was sent home and told to stay off of his feet for some time.

The team does not know when McAdoo will be back to work, but they think that it will be soon because the clot was caught early. This is McAdoo’s 17th season as assistant coach for the Heat and many said his presence was still felt at the game even though he could not attend.

Blood clots can have life threatening risks if they travel to the lung. Recently, the use of certain birth control pills have been tied to the risk of developing blood clots and deep-vein thrombosis. If this has happened to you or a loved one, contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Claims against Bayer attempt to settle in mediation

Posted on January 10th, 2012 No Comments

The drugmaker, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, will now be going to mediation to try and settle lawsuits claiming that the their birth control pill, Yaz, caused women to develop blood clots.

A judge in Illinois was assigned to the case in hopes to settle the claims in mediation instead of in court. The claims state that the drugmaker left out information about the Yasmin birth control family and the potential health risks that could occur when taking the prescription pill. This includes an increased risk of blood cl0t.

There have been more than 10,000 lawsuits filed that allege that the medication caused serious injury. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration stated that women who take this type of birth control have a 74 percent increased chance of developing a blood clot.

If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot after taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control, contact the Yasmin blood clot lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.

New study also finds link to blood clots and Yaz, Yasmin

Posted on November 9th, 2011 No Comments

A new study that was released Monday confirms earlier findings that women who take the  new birth control pills that contain drospirenone may have an increased risk of developing a blood clot.

The most recent study observed 300,000 Isreali women who used oral contraceptives containing drospirenone. It was found that women who used these birth control pills were more likely to develop blood clots than women who used other forms.

The type of blood is called a a venuos thromboembolism and six out of 10,000 women developed this when taking the birth control pill. This type of blood clots usually begins in the leg, but can travel to the lung. Once this happens it is called a pulmonary embolism. The study has encouraged researchers to tell women to discuss their options with a physician.

If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot or pulmonary embolism  as a result of taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Yasmin lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.

Advisory panel sought for Yaz study

Posted on September 28th, 2011 No Comments

The FDA released a note warning of the increased risk of blood clot associated with new generation birth control, Yaz or Yasmin.

It did not say for sure that using the birth control will lead to this, but regulators stated that they are concerned of higher risks. Yasmin and Yaz are both very popular birth control pills and they both contain an ingredient, drospirenone, which may cause Deep-vein thrombosis.

This occurs when a blood clot happens in an extremity, such as the leg, and they become very dangerous if the clot moves to another vital organ. Symptoms include chest pain, leg pain and difficulty breathing. Preliminary results show that women who take drospirenone-containing birth control pills are 50 percent more likely to develop these blood clots than woman who took other contraceptives.

If you or a loved one has been taking either of these birth control pills and suffered a blood clot without being warning of the increased risk, contact the Yasmin blood clot lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187.

Signs of blood clotting

Posted on August 16th, 2011 No Comments

Blood clots are a serious medical condition that can cause negative health side effects. Studies have shown that women who use certain kinds of oral contraceptives were three to six times more likely to develop blood clots than women who are not taking oral contraceptives.

Blood clots can also lead to more serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes and deep vein thrombosis. When taking an oral contraceptive pill, smoking can also significantly increase your risk of developing a blood clot and women who are on this medication are advised to not smoke.

A few signs of blood clots include blurred or double vision, sudden numbness in the arms, legs or face, difficulty speaking, pressure in the chest and chronic headaches.

Yasmin and Yaz have been linked to the increased risk of developing blood clots. If you or a loved one has developed a serious health side effect after you were prescribed Yasmin or Yaz, contact the Yasmin blood clot lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187.

Health Canada reviewing studies done over safety of Yasmin, Yaz

Posted on June 16th, 2011 No Comments

Health Canada is currently reviewing two studies done on the safety of the birth control pills, Yasmin and Yaz. Both birth control pills contain the hormone drospirenone and have been linked to causing serious health issues.

Although all birth control pills raise your percentage of blood clots, Health Canada is focusing on Yaz and Yasmin because they both contain that hormone. The two studies that are being reviewed were both published in the British Medical Journal.

The study showed that women (between the age 15 and 44) were more two to three times more likely to develop deep vein thrombosis if they took drospirenone-containing birth controls then women who did not. Health Canada is now studying the risks and once the review is complete they will decide what action to take.

If you or a loved one was prescribed Yasmin or Yaz birth control and you developed a serious health issue as a result, contact the Yasmin blood clot lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187 today.

Yasmin, Yaz linked to DVT

Posted on June 8th, 2011 No Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has said that the popular fourth generation birth controls, Yasmin, Yaz and Ocella, are linked to the condition deep vein thrombosis.

This condition occurs when blood clots form in the leg. This condition can become fatal if the clot breaks free and travels to the lungs. If this occurs, it is called a pulmonary embolism.

The FDA is investigating the conditions that are associated with birth controls that include the hormone drospirenone. The FDA has reviewed two recent studies that show that women who took birth control containing that hormone, are two to three times more likely to develop a blood clot.

If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot after taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control, contact the Yasmin DVT lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.

Research shows that Yaz users are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop blood clots

Posted on June 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Two recent reports in the British Medical Journal found that users of Yaz and Yasmin were two to three times more likely to develop blood clots.

Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of Yasmin and Yaz birth control, is currently facing 7,000 lawsuits over negative health side effects that been linked to the user of the oral contraceptive.

The New York Times has reported that the FDA is currently studying the hormone drospironone, one of the main ingredients in the fourth generation birth controls and a report on it should come out later this summer.

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

Bayer faces lawsuit after young woman dies of blood clot

Posted on May 11th, 2011 No Comments

Bayer Pharmaceuticals is facing a lawsuit after an 18-year-old college student died of a blood clot that was allegedly linked to the Yaz oral birth control that she was taking.

The suit states that the woman was taking Yaz in order to treat acne when she died of a cardiac arrest attack last September.

According to the suit, Bayer failed to warn doctors of the potential side effects that were associated with the new generation of birth control pills compared to older ones. The family came forward in order to prevent the same thing from happening to other families.

Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of the victim.

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