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Woman wins nearly $14 million in damages in Yasmin lawsuit

Posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 3:43 pm by Williams Hart   

A woman who suffered from a stroke after being prescribed Yasmin by her doctor recently won damages worth $14 million, Chicago Tribune reported on April 20.

Reports said a Cook County jury and the legal counsel of Mariola Zapalski concluded that she was wrongfully advised by her Chicago doctor to take Yasmin in 2007. Zapalski, then 37 years old, was entirely paralyzed on her left side by a stroke only days after taking Yasmin birth control pills. Zapalski was not given information about the harmful potential side effects of Yasmin when it was prescribed to her. The award is a relief to the couple, who have endured many hardships as a result of the doctor’s poor prescription. Zapalski’s husband Rafal also had to stop working to take care of his wife.

The lawyers at Williams Hart work for women who suffered a stroke or any heart-related problems as a result of using Yasmin birth control pills. Our lawyers may be able to help you get the financial remunerations you need to recover your health. Tell us your story today and learn more about your options by calling 800-220-9341.

Ischemic strokes and treatment

Posted on Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 2:40 pm by Williams Hart   

Ischemic stroke, which occurs when blood supply to the brain is cut off, should be treated immediately to prevent brain damage and other severe complications, not to mention death.

Emergency responders or medical professionals may administer tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) through a catheter in a patient’s groin, which goes to the brain, to break up the clots. Additionally, doctors may remove blood clots manually in severe cases where such surgery is possible.

The recurrence of an ischemic stroke  may be prevented by taking anti-thrombotic drug like Aspirin to prevent blood clots from forming.

Unfortunately, strokes are a common side effect of using the drug Yaz or Yasmin. If you believe that your stroke was caused by the use of these birth controls, call the legal team at Williams Hart at (713) 352-7071 to learn about how you may be able to pursue compensation.

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