Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella and Stroke
Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella have been linked to the risk of blood clots which can cause strokes. Experts believe Yaz and Yasmin have a prothombotic effect due to the progestin drospirenone or drsp. Drsp is a diuretic which can cause an increase in potassium. Unsafe levels of potassium in the blood, also known as hyperkalemia, can disrupt heart rhythms and slow the flow of blood. This can lead to blood clotting.
Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella blood clot side effects are more formally known as thrombosis. Thrombosis is the formation or presence of a blood clot (thrombus) in a blood vessel. If the thrombus breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream, it is a thromboembolism. The clot may plug a vessel in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), brain (stroke), gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or
The following symptoms may indicate that you are suffering from a stroke caused by Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella:
- Trouble with walking - dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Trouble with speaking - slurring or trouble coming up with words (aphasia)
- Paralysis or numbness on one side of the body
- Trouble with seeing - blurred, blackened or double vision
- Sudden, severe headache
If you suffer from these symptoms, you should report them to your doctor immediately. Tests to determine if you are having or previously suffered a stroke include:
- Carotid ultrasound
- CT Scan
Treatment for Stroke
Prompt treatment of a stroke is important. The type of treatment you will receive depends on the type of stroke you suffered. If you suffer an ischemic stroke, doctors need to immediately restore blood flow to your brain. They may accomplish this with medication or surgery. If you suffer a hemorrhagic stroke, treatment is designed to keep you from suffering additional strokes. Treatment would usually include surgery--either aneurysm clipping or arteriovenous malformation (AVM) removal.
Risk Factors for Stroke
Birth control pills are known risk factor for blood clotting disorders including Stroke . However, the risk is increased with the use of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella due to the progestin drosperinone (drsp). Drsp functions as a diuretic with thickens the blood possibly causing heart rhythm disturbances and blood clots.
Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi Stroke Lawsuits
If you or a loved one suffered a stroke or a loved one died after using Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or Gianvi birth control pills you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call now 888-345-5291 for a Free Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or Gianvi Case Evaluation.
The Yasmin attorneys at Jackson Allen Williams, LLP are evaluating claims on behalf of individuals throughout the United States who were prescribed Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or Gianvi and suffered serious side effects including blood clots, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or death.
Fill out the form on this page or call 1-888-345-LAW1 for a free Yasmin lawsuit consultation
The initial consultation is free of charge. In personal injury cases where individuals have been injured by potentially defective products like Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or Gianvi, it is important to act quickly to preserve evidence and investigate the the injury. Further, you must file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires. If you delay filing your claim, and the statute of limitations expires, you may lose your rights to compensation.