St Louis Blood Clot Attorneys
Missouri Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella® Side Effects Lawyers
Internal blood clots can cause serious damage to the human body. At the St. Louis law firm The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., our lawyers represent clients who have been injured because of Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella® side effects, particularly blood clots. Our firm is located less than an hour away from the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, where Yaz® and Yasmin® cases have been centralized. This makes us well-placed to serve clients throughout the United States.
Diagnosis May be Difficult in Young Women
Yaz®, Yasmin® and Ocella® use both estrogen and progestin to prevent pregnancy, treat moderate acne and treat Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). The combination of the two hormones can increase the risk of blood clots in women and minor children, even if they have no history of blood clots.
Consequences of Blood Clots
Blood clots can be life threatening. It is important to seek medical assistance right away if you suspect a blood clot. Some of the illnesses and injuries caused by blood clots are these:
- Stroke. Symptoms include sudden coordination problems, speech problems, blurred vision and severe headache. A stroke can result in paralysis, usually on one side of the body.
- Heart attack/myocardial infarction. A heart attack can be caused by a blood clot that obstructs the flow of blood to the heart. Symptoms can include sudden chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, weakness and stomach discomfort.
- Pulmonary embolism (PE). PE is a blockage of a major artery to the lungs by a blood clot that has traveled from somewhere else in the body. Symptoms can include sudden shortness of breath, chest pain, a cough that produces blood, wheezing and leg swelling.
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT occurs when blood clots form deep in the veins, usually in the legs or pelvis. These can be painful by themselves, but they can also travel to the brain, lungs or heart, causing stroke, pulmonary embolism or heart attacks.
Victims can experience long lasting effects or die as a result of blood clots. Recovery can be long and require significant medical treatment.
Contact an Attorney Today
If you suspect that an illness was caused by a Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella® side effect, particularly a blood clot, speak with a lawyer about your options in a free initial consultation. Contact our St. Louis law firm at 636-489-4187 or toll-free at 866-585-3690.
The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. does not intend, by this web site or otherwise, to provide medical advice to or dissuade anyone from taking medication without their doctors' approval. Please consult your doctor on matters relating to your health. It could be dangerous to stop taking medicines, especially abruptly. Patients should talk to their physicians to decide whether the benefits and risks of taking Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella® make it the right choice for them.
Please note that no lawsuit will be filed by The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. against your physician or health care provider for claims related to Yaz®, Yasmin® or Ocella®.
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