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Lawsuit Claims Yaz Side Effects Led to Oklahoma Woman’s Arm Amputation

An Oklahoma woman has filed a lawsuit against Yaz maker Bayer, claiming that the birth control pill caused her to suffer blood clots resulting in deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which required the amputation of her arm. If you have suffered a major side effect that you believe to be related to the oral contraceptives Yaz …

An Oklahoma woman has filed a lawsuit against Yaz maker Bayer, claiming that the birth control pill caused her to suffer blood clots resulting in deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which required the amputation of her arm. If you have suffered a major side effect that you believe to be related to the oral contraceptives Yaz or Yasmin, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center as soon as possible. Our legal team has years of experience protecting the rights of consumers harmed by pharmaceutical drugs, and will work diligently to help you pursue the financial compensation you are entitled to. With our qualified lawyers on your side, you can protect yourself and your family from further harm, and seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Potential Side Effects of Yaz Birth Control Pill

Oklahoma resident Brandy Armantrout began taking Bayer’s Yaz oral contraceptive in 2007, and ended up in the hospital in December 2012, when she began feeling a tingling sensation in her left arm. Doctors reportedly couldn’t find a pulse in Armantrout’s left wrist, and when her hand turned black, they had to amputate the arm below the elbow. Armantrout was only 32 at that time, and discovered that her medical insurance would not cover a prosthetic limb. She decided to file a Yaz lawsuit to recover damages for the side effects that she believes caused the blood clot and deep vein thrombosis. In the event of a judgment or settlement in her favor, Armantrout would have money to help pay for the cost of her prosthetic limb, in addition to future medical expenses and physical therapy.

Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Filed Against Bayer

Bayer faces a growing number of lawsuits filed on behalf of former Yaz and Yasmin users, the majority of which involve allegations of side effects leading to deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and other serious medical conditions. These birth control pills have long been associated with DVT in particular, in which a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the body and can travel to different parts of the body, possibly leading to devastating side effects like stroke, heart attack and pulmonary embolism. In Armantrout’s case, she suffered a complication known as limb ischaemia, which can result in excess pressure in the veins, possibly leading to ulcers in the legs, tissue damage requiring amputation and infections like gangrene.

Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help

If you took a pharmaceutical drug like Yaz or Yasmin, and you have since experienced an adverse medical event like deep vein thrombosis, stroke or pulmonary embolism, consult our reputable lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against the drug manufacturing company – in this case Bayer – in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries and current and future medical bills. No pharmaceutical drug should put users at risk of serious or life-threatening injuries. If you believe you have been harmed by a prescription or over-the-counter medication, contact our law firm to explore your possible compensation options.

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