Defective Birth Control Pills Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella Can Cause Heart Attacks, Strokes

By Bruce Westbrook

For oral contraceptives, millions of women place their trust in pharmaceutical companies. Those drugs are supposed to do their job -- prevent pregnancy - and do nothing to harm the user. Sadly, that is not the case with Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella.

Such birth control pills include a drug named DRSP, or drospirenone, which is believed to cause blood clots, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and even death in women who take Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella for birth control.

Those suffering from these defective drugs have a legal right to press for full and fitting economic recovery for their setbacks, such as medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. To do this, they may need to engage a defective drugs attorney from Jim S. Adler & Associates, a longtime personal injury law firm serving Texans across the state from offices in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

A Yasmin, Yaz or Ocella defective drugs legal action can hold negligent pharmaceutical companies responsible in the legal realm. They include Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz and Yasmin, and Barr, which produces the generic brand of the drug called Ocella.

Beyond the dangers of such drugs, they've been marketed with lies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the attorneys general of 27 states complained to Bayer about its advertising, which suggested that its oral contraceptives lessened PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and mild acne. Such claims were false, and Bayer had to produce more ads as a counter measure.

Users of Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella should be alert to these side effects and symptoms: confusion, sudden dizziness, fainting, sudden shortness of breath, tingling, weakness or numbness in the legs or arms, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, severe headaches, vision problems, coughing up blood, pain, warmth or swelling in the groin or calf and chest pain or pain in the jaw or left arm.

Women who notice symptoms such as these should immediately notify a medical professional. Such women also should consider alerting a defective drugs lawyer in order to claim the monetary compensation they deserve -- and to which they are legally entitled. - 30540

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