All medication comes with the risk of side-effects. Normally, these side-effects are annoying small things that one must endure in order to to treat a more serious condition. However, some side-effects are potentially deadly. The manufacturers of medications can face litigation when side-effects not previously mentioned lead to serious injury or death.
Sharon believes that she is lucky to be alive. She is one of the thousands of women who took the oral contraceptive Yasmin. Despite the fact that she diligently had regular checkups, her doctor brushed aside elevated blood pressure as nerves and dismissed bruising on her legs she was concerned were blood clots.
Sharon should have gone with her gut feeling and had tests done to see if she had deep vein thrombosis “DVT.”
One day, her co-worker dialed 911 and Sharon was rushed to the ER. She found out that she’d had a prior heart attack. The ER ran a battery of tests. Sharon was told that she was about to have a stroke or a heart attack that might have been fatal had she waited to get medical help the next day.
Sharon was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and shortness of breath. Further tests indicated that she also had elevated blood clots, fluid in both lungs, and swelling in her feet and legs. Her cardiologist advised her never to take Yasmin again.
Sharon is also now aware that the manufacturer of Yasmin, Bayer, knew about the possible risks of the medication.
Many of the complaints against Yasmin or Yas have been settled. However, more than 10,000 claims are still pending.
If you have suffered complications or injury from taking the prescribed oral contraceptives Yas or Yasmin, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the law offices of John Foy & Associates. Our “Strong Arm” attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.