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Common signs of a heart attack

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 3:01 pm by Williams Hart   

Heart attacks can occur suddenly and without much warning for many people. This serious and often fatal health problem can be the result of many different health issues, but is sometimes, sadly, caused by the use of the birth control pills Yasmin and Yaz.

When a person suffers from a heart attack, they may or may not display signs. However, if they do, they might exhibit the following:

  • Recurring pain in the center or left side of their chest that may be mild or severe and may last for several minutes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the arms, shoulders, back, and other parts of the upper body

At Williams Hart, our lawyers help people who have suffered heart attacks and other health issues as a result of Yaz use to pursue legal action against the negligent manufacturer. Find out how we may be able to help you by calling (713) 352-7071 today.

Complications associated with congenital heart defects

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 10:07 am by Williams Hart   

If not detected or treated immediately, congenital heart defects, which are defects in the heart or surrounding blood vessels, may lead to more serious complications. Some of these complications can include:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Problems gaining weight
  • Respiratory issues such as pneumonia and other infections
  • Cyanosis, a condition in which blood with rich and poor oxygen mixed together in their heart affects the color of the skin
  • In rare occasions, children with untreated heart defects may have a stroke if the blood clots block the veins in the heart and brain

The lawyers at Williams Hart work to help the families of children who developed congenital heart defects as a result of the use Zoloft during pregnancy. As this drug has been shown to be unreasonably dangerous, its manufacturer may possibly be held responsible for the losses a family sustains Call (713) 352-7071 today to find out how we may be able to help you.

Attorney Jim Soto Leading Free Legal Clinic

Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 11:41 am by Williams Hart   

Attorney Jim Soto from Williams Hart will be leading a free legal clinic tomorrow, Saturday October 5, from 9:00 – 11:00 am. The event will be held at 8441 Gulf Fwy.


Clínica Legal Gratúita
Sábado, 5 de octubre 2013
9:00-11:00 am
8441 Gulf Fwy.

Yaz and Yasmin caused miscarriages, according to woman in New Orleans

Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 11:31 am by Williams Hart   

A New Orleans woman is seeking $10 million in damages, claiming she had suffered miscarriages after ingesting the popular birth control pills Yasmin and Yaz, according to an article published by the Louisiana Record on Tuesday, October 8.

According to the lawsuit filed by Debbie Caine Matthews against drug maker Bayer and Berlex Inc., ingestion of Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills caused her heavy bleeding and miscarriages. Debbie started taking the pills in 2007 and had suffered two miscarriages in 2008 and in 2011, the suit stated.

The plaintiff is claiming that Bayer wrongfully and deliberately did not release the information that Yasmin and Yaz pills have dangerous side effects unlike other birth control pills available. Debbie is seeking to recover medical expenses, loss of income, and other damages that were caused by her suffering from using Yasmin and Yaz.

Unfortunately, Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills have been shown to cause serious health problems for the women who take them. If this is the case for you or to a loved one, you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer with the help of the legal team at Williams Hart. Call us today at 800-641-9810 to find out how we may be able to help you.

What to expect after craniosynostosis surgery

Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at 1:47 pm by Williams Hart   

Since craniosynostosis surgery is a very critical operation that involves surgery on the infant’s skull, extreme care should be followed to ensure a proper recovery and to prevent any other complications from possibly arising.

After the surgery, the infant will have to stay for a couple of days at the hospital or surgical center where he or she can be monitored closely by doctors. Mild pain and swelling around the eyes is commonly experienced after the surgery for a couple of days. To ensure proper development of the skull, the patient will have to undergo a series of check-ups that may be scheduled every six weeks. Once the patient reaches the age of six, they may need to undergo annual check-up.

The legal team at Williams Hart helps people whose children have developed birth defects, such as craniosynostosis, from Zoloft use while pregnant. To learn more about pursuing compensation from the manufacturer responsible for this dangerous drug, talk with a lawyer by calling (713) 352-7071 today.

James Street of the James Street Group Passes Away

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 2:55 pm by Williams Hart   

James Street, founder of The James Street Group, former UT quarterback, and colleague of the team here at Williams Hart passed away early Monday morning. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to James’ friends and family members. He will be missed greatly.

BP makes another request to suspend settlement payments

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 1:22 pm by Williams Hart   

BP requested another temporary suspension of settlement payments owed to residents and businesses along the Gulf Coast on Monday. The basis for their request lies in apparent misconduct within the payment program.

Though the misconduct within the claims department proved to be true, Louis Freeh, former FBI Director, said there was no reason for the settlement payments to be temporarily discontinued.

BP has previously requested on two separate occasions a suspension of settlement payments. Both requests were denied by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier. It has not been said yet whether Barbier will approve this third request or not.

If you were affected by the Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Our lawyers at Williams Hart have a great deal of experience helping claimants get the money they need and might be able to do the same for you. Call us today at (713) 352-7071.

Lawsuits accumulate against Bayer for Yaz

Posted on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 12:51 pm by Williams Hart   

Lawsuits against drug maker Bayer have continued to pile up since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that Yaz likely causes a higher risk of blood clot due to its active ingredient hormone drospirenone, a report from the Chicago Tribune stated on September 15.

Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals recently settled $1.4 billion on 6,760 claimants in the U.S. over health problems, like strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and gallbladder problems, and wrongful deaths that were linked to the use of Yaz pills. According to a woman who recently suffered blood clot in the brain and received $237,000 due to Yaz use, she did not think anything bad about using the pill since a doctor advised her to use it.

Sadly, many women are still unaware of the health risk that using Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills pose. At Williams Hart, our legal team strives to help women who have suffered health problems due to this dangerous drug by filing legal claims on their behalf. Call us at  (713) 352-7071 today to talk about your legal options.

Symptoms of cerebral hemorrhaging

Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 4:34 pm by Williams Hart   

A cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain tissue that often occurs alongside a hemorrhagic stroke, has a variety of symptoms that depend on the severity, where the bleeding is, and how much tissue is affected.

A person with a cerebral hemorrhage may have a sudden headache that is severe when lying down, changing positions, or by simply moving. The level of consciousness also changes, causing a person to become withdrawn, sleepy, or unconscious. A person who has cerebral bleeding may also experience communication difficulties and motor skill difficulties in which body parts may become weak and difficult to move. Eye problems, like double vision, drooping of eyelids, or even loss of vision, may plague a person as well.

Unfortunately, cerebral hemorrhaging is also linked to the use of the popular birth control pill Yasmin or Yaz. At Williams Hart, our lawyers work to help families who have suffered through this and other repercussions of using Yasmin or Yaz. Call (713) 352-7071 to talk with us today.

Post-omphalocele surgery

Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 4:08 pm by Williams Hart   

After undergoing omphalocele surgery, a baby should be taken care of properly to ensure quick healing and to prevent further infections or other medical problems.

After surgery, the baby may need to stay in the intensive care unit to keep the baby warm until he or she reaches the right temperature. For a while, mechanical ventilation will be used to help the baby breathe normally during the recovery process. Feeding the baby with the use of a nasogastric tube should take place when his bowel movement is already normal. The tube will also serve as a medium for other medicines he or she needs while recovering.

If you think your baby developed omphalocele due to the use of Zoloft while pregnant, you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer. Contact the legal team from Williams Hart at (713) 352-7071 to learn more about your legal options and how you might be compensated.

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