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Women at a higher risk of developing gallstones

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:23 am by Williams Hart   

According to medical experts, women have a higher chance of developing gallstones compared to men, U-T San Diego reported on September 11.

Experts from the American College of Gastroenterology stated that women aged 20 to 60 have a risk three times greater of developing gallstones compared to men. However, there are other risk factors for women that may influence the likelihood of a gallstone, including ethnicity, family history, numbers of pregnancies, and other medical conditions. The majority of women reportedly are unaware that they have already developed gallstones, and this ignorance can become dangerous if a gallbladder attack occurs. Gallstones, the stone-like deposits in the gallbladder, can only be removed through surgery.

Sadly, many women also suffer gallbladder complications as a result of taking Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills. If this happens to you or to a loved one, a lawyer may help you get your much needed treatment funds for your recovery. Speak with the lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling (713) 352-7071 to find out how we may work for you.

Stroke risk in older women may be lessened by foods rich in potassium

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:07 pm by Williams Hart   

A study suggest that older women have a lesser risk of suffering stroke if they eat foods rich in potassium, an article of the Washington Post stated on September 4.

Senior researcher and author Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller and other colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that women who consumed the largest amount of potassium reduced their general stroke risk by 12 percent, 27 percent if they did not have hypertension. Only 2.8 percent of the experimental population was consuming the government recommended 24,700 milligrams of potassium a day; some are worried that this sample reflects similar percentages at a national level. Because of this, the author suggests that women, regardless of age, need to be more cognizant of including more potassium rich foods to their diet.

Many factors can contribute to stroke. Taking Yasmin and Yaz birth control can put you at a greater risk. If you were taking these pills and suffered a stroke, the legal team of Williams Hart may possibly work for you to get your much needed treatment funds. Get in touch with our lawyers today by calling (800) 220-9341 to learn more about your options.

FDA approve drug to treat blood clots

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:52 am by Williams Hart   

A drug was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat blood clots, an article of Uncover California stated on August 22.

Reports said anticoagulant drug Eliquis (apixaban) was approved by the FDA to treat pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with can result in a number of serious conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism. However, there are risks associated with taking and discontinuing the drug, so be sure to consult a medical professional to see if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Eliquis’ approval was made public by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc.

Unfortunately many women suffer from deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as a result of taking Yasmin or Yaz contraceptives. If you develop either of these conditions, it is important to get a lawyer’s help in order to fund your treatment. Find out how the lawyers of Williams Hart may possibly help you recover your losses today by calling (800) 220-9341.

Dark chocolate’s nutrients affects on heart attacks/strokes to be studied

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 10:01 am by Williams Hart   

A group of medical experts will be investigating the effectiveness of nutrients in dark chocolates for preventing heart attacks and strokes, an article from Fox News stated on March 17.

The study, which will be headed by Chief Doctor JoAnn Manson, will test 18,000 men and women in the U.S. to discover the health benefits of cocoa flavanols that are found in dark chocolates. In the study, the participants will randomly be given a cocoa flavanols capsule or placebo for four years; however, researchers will not know who is receiving the cocoa flavanols.

In some earlier research, cocoa flavanols were found to improve conditions that can affect the heart.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, in conjunction with some well-known chocolate makers, will sponsor the study.

Our attorneys at Williams Hart strive to help women who have developed heart problems as a result of taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control pills. If you think you have suffered a stroke, heart attack, or other health problem as a result of these birth defects, call (713) 352-7071 and find out how we may be able to help you obtain compensation.

New research finds that anger could cause cardiovascular problems

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 1:38 pm by Williams Hart   

New research from Harvard shows that angry outbursts can contribute to an increased risk of a person having cardiovascular problems, such as a heart attack or stroke.

Harvard School of Public Health researchers, led by Dr. Elizabeth Mostofsky, found that people are at five times more of a risk to have a heart attack within two hours after being enraged, and three times the risk of having a stroke compared to people who are usually calm. Additionally, people who are angry frequently – about five times per day – were much more likely to suffer health problems.

Researchers stated that, though they don’t know why exactly this is the case, when people are angry, their heart rate increases, as does their vascular resistance and blood pressure.

Unfortunately, an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes has also been linked to the use of Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills. If you have experienced heart problems as a result of using these potentially dangerous pills, an attorney at Williams Hart can possibly help you fight against the drug maker and get much-needed compensation. Call (713) 352-7071 today to learn more about your options.

Women have a harder time recovering from strokes compared to men

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 10:01 am by Williams Hart   

A new study has revealed that women tend to experience more difficulty in recovering from a stroke compared to the opposite sex, an article by CBS News reported on February 7.

After examining the life of 1,300 stroke patients, Dr. Cheryl Bushnell and her team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that after three months women had a harder time coping with the aftermath of a stroke compared to men. Within a year, the trend is still consistent, but the difference is slightly less pronounced.

The study also revealed that married women who have a stroke are more likely to recover faster than single or widowed stroke victims.

Sadly, the oral contraceptive pills Yasmin and Yaz have been found to increase the risk of women having strokes. If you think your stroke was the result of using these dangerous birth control pills, our lawyers at Williams Hart can help you explore your options for suing the drug manufacturer for your suffering and losses. Speak with a lawyer today by calling (713) 352-7071.

Sugar heightens the risk of having a heart attack

Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 1:24 pm by Williams Hart   

A recent study confirmed that excessive sugar intake heightens the risk of having a heart attack, an article by the Washington Informer stated on February 10.

In the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), people had a 38 percent risk of dying from a heart attack if the 17 to 21 percent of calories they ate daily came from added sugar. The study said that people who consumed more sugar are at a four times greater risk of having a heart attack compared to those who consume less sugar.

The American Heart Association advised that women only eat a maximum of six teaspoons of sugar a day, while men should only consume nine teaspoons of sugar a day.

The study was published in accordance with American Heart Month.

Unfortunately, the birth control pills like Yasmin and Yaz also have been shown to cause an increased risk of heart attack in women. If you or a loved one hassuffered heart problems from using either of these dangerous contraceptives, the legal team at Williams Hart may be able to help you get much-needed financial remuneration for your losses. Tell us your story today by calling (713) 352-7071.

Study finds heart attacks more likely to result in death on evenings and weekends

Posted on Monday, January 27th, 2014 at 8:45 am by Williams Hart   

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday, January 21, patients who  suffer from heart attacks and seek medical help at hospitals on the weekend or evening are more likely to die.

In the study, researchers found that victims of heart attacks who sought help from hospitals on evenings or during the weekends had 5% higher chance of dying at the hospital or within a month of suffering from the heart attack when compared with patients who were hospitalized during weekdays. The authors of the study got their data from nearly 50 previous studies that studied around 2 million U.S., European, and Canadian patients.

One reason for the results given by the authors included the fact that patients suffering from a severe heart attack have to wait at least 15 minutes longer at night or on the weekend to get an angioplasty to open clogged arteries. Research co-author Atsushi Sorita also stated that the increased death rate of heart attack patients could be due to hospitals not providing proper care to patients during night and weekend hours.

Sadly, women who use Yasmin or Yaz birth control pills are at a much higher risk of sustaining a heart attack, which could cause further health complications or even their death. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a heart attack caused by Yaz/Yasmin use, the lawyers at Williams Hart may be able to help. Call (713) 352-7071 today to learn more about suing the manufacturer for the undue suffering and losses you have experienced.

Hundreds of women in Australia come forward to sue Yasmin and Yaz’s maker

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 10:59 am by Williams Hart   

Over 600 women in Australia showed interest in possibly merging their legal claims to create a class action lawsuit against the multinational drug manufacturer Bayer, claiming they suffered health problems due to using Yasmin and Yaz contraceptives, a report from ABC News stated on Wednesday, January 8. One lawyer expressed optimism that the class action lawsuit claiming the drug manufacturer failed to inform women of the possible health consequences  using the birth control pills will move forward.

Many of the women filing claims against the drug manufacturer have suffered health complications such as strokes and blood clots. In fact, according to research conducted in the United States, it was found that the risk of a woman developing blood clot is heightened when using Yasmin or Yaz birth control pills.

Unfortunately, a lot of unsuspecting women in the United States have been harmed by their use of Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills. At Williams Hart, we fight for women who have been the victims of these medications negligent manufacturer get compensation. Call us at (713) 352-7071 if you want to explore your options for pursuing a lawsuit in this situation.

Soluble medicines with salt heightens heart attack risk

Posted on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 10:27 am by Williams Hart   

A new study released by a group of British pharmacologists discovered that individuals who are taking soluble medicines containing salt are at higher risk for developing heart problems.

According to the study released by the British Medical Journal, medicines with large amounts of salt can increase blood pressure, potentially putting patients in danger of having heart attacks.

Salt is commonly used as the dissolving agent in fizzy medicines like Alka-Seltzer. Researchers found that, out of a test group of 1.3 million people taking fizzy medicines, 61,000 people suffered from heart problems.

In addition to medicines with high sodium levels, some birth control pills cause heart complications. The contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin have been believed to cause irregular clotting, deep vein thromboses, stroke, and heart attacks. If you have been injured by your contraception in Houston call (713) 352-7071. Williams Hart has a wealth of experience advocating for people injured by their medication.

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