Attention Women in Los Angeles injured from the use Yaz / Yasmin Birth Control

 

 

If you suffered a venous thrombotic event (DVT, pulmonary embolism or stroke) while taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, you have two choices:

 

  1. You can contact one of those law firms located out of state and discuss your personal medical history with an unknown intake clerk or
  2. You can call Higher Legal located right here in Los Angeles and meet personally with a female attorney who specializes in Yaz and Yasmin cases and who understands the privacy you need and deserve.

 

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Many women between the ages of 20 – 45 have been injured by these birth control drugs. If you were injured, please fill out the SEND ME A MESSAGE form on the right and we will help you. Our consultations are FREE and completely confidential. There are time limitations on filing a case, so please act immediately.

 

Yaz is a combination birth control pill that contains estrogen and progestin. On September 26, 2011 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an updated Drug Safety Communication informing the public that it “remains concerned about the potential increased risk of blood clots with the use of drospirenone-containing birth control pills.” The FDA is advising patients to speak to their healthcare professional about the risk of blood clots before deciding which birth-control pill to use. This alert was updated on October 27, 2011 in a FDA Safety Medwatch. The Yaz/Yasmin group of birth control drugs, an oral contraceptive, contains progestin drospirenone, a diuretic which may elevate the levels of potassium in the blood stream.  Drospirenone and/or elevated potassium side effects may include pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis or DVT, blood clots, heart attacks, str

okes, damaged kidneys, damaged gallbladder, abnormal heartbeat, and even death.  The total number of deaths cited in the lawsuits is not known. A search of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adverse event database discovered 140 fatalities linked to Yasmin and 50 to Yaz. Several studies have found that the contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin increase the risk of blood clots more than other types of birth control pills.  Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl of the Superior Court of the State of California has been assigned to oversee the coordinated case management proceeding. The coordination, which had been established in September of this year, is keeping track of other similar consolidations that will be taking place in Philadelphia and New Jersey.

 

Higher Legal is the only local service certified through the California State Bar that assists victims in this area, is a Certified Benefit Corporation and specializes in helping people find honest and exceptional lawyers in their time of need.  NEW VIDEO: What we do at Higher Legal. 

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