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Local Austin rapper dies of Pulmonary embolism

Posted on October 19th, 2011 No Comments

A local Austin rapper Octavius Berry, stage name ‘Esbe the 6th Street Bully,’ who performed with rap groups such as Dred Skott and the League of Extraordinary Gz, died on 30 after suffering from a pulmonary embolism.

The man was described as passionate by his friends and was always interested in music. His rap groups played at clubs in downtown Austin such as 311 and Victory Grill. Shortly after making a mixtape, Berry got to perform at South By Southwest with other well-known rappers.

While on tour in August, the man began to complain of health issues such as shortness of breath and was treated for bronchitis and asthma. Last Thursday, he was admitted to the emergency room at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He was discharged on Oct. 14 and collapsed while walking home.

Recently, pulmonary embolisms have been in the news because they have been linked as a side effect of Yasmin and Yaz birth control. Pulmonary embolisms can be life threatening because it can cut off the blood supply to the heart. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the man during this difficult time.

Teen dies of blood clot in Atlanta

Posted on October 13th, 2011 No Comments

A high school student in Atlanta collapsed at school and was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead after suffering a blood clot.

Data from the Center of Disease Control shows that nearly 100,000 people are killed a year from blood clots. Once a person has a blood clot, they are likely to develop another one.

A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that starts in the leg and travels to the lung. There are many causes of a pulmonary embolism such as being sedentary, recently have leg surgery or another underlying medical issue.

Pulmonary embolisms have been linked to the use of the oral contraceptive pills, Yasmin and Yaz. If you or a loved one has developed a blood clot after taking this birth control, contact the Yasmin pulmonary embolism lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

Woman files suit against Bayer after life-threatening blood clot

Posted on August 25th, 2011 No Comments

A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the oral contraceptive Yaz for allegedly causing her permanent injuries when the prescription medication caused her to suffer a serious blood clot.

In July 2008, the woman suffered from a bilateral pulmonary embolism that she claims would not have occurred if she was not taking the medication.

The woman is claiming that the company was negligent for not properly warning patients of the increased risks that are associated with the medication.  The woman also said that she hopes that this lawsuit helps to warn others of the dangers associated with the oral contraceptive.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a pulmonary embolism as a result of taking Yasmin or Yaz, contact the Yasmin pulmonary embolism lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187

Pulmonary embolism linked to sitting for long periods of time

Posted on July 21st, 2011 No Comments

Pulmonary embolism or blood clots in the lungs can be increased by excessive amounts of sitting.

A study that followed 70,000 nurses for 18 years found that those who spent their free time sitting were more likely to have blood clots in their  lungs than those who were more active.

Other factors were also looked into such as smoking, heart disease, body weight and the use of medications. Symptoms of a pulmonary embolism can be shortness of breathe, increased heart rate and pain while breathing.

They can usually be treated, but at times can be fatal. The study was not able to state that people who sat more will definitely get blood clots, but a “sluggish blood flow” can contribute to the problem.

Recently, there have also been claims that the risk of developing a pulmonary embolism is associated with the use of Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella birth control. If you have developed a blood clot after using these oral contraceptive, contact the Yasmin pulmonary embolism lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

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 Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today.

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