Aspirin regimen could protect against heart attacks

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that individuals predisposed to experiencing heart attacks take a daily dose of aspirin.

This recommendation is based on research conducted at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The study, written by Tobias Bonten, suggest that taking aspirin at night reduces blood platelet activity in the morning.

Bonten explained that people are most likely to experience heart attacks in the morning when platelet activity is at its peak, so the reduction of platelet activity could make a profound difference.

Some birth control pills, like Yaz and Yasmin, increase the risk for clotting complications and heart attacks. If you have experienced severe circulatory problems while taking these contraceptives in the Houston area, contact Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 to find out how our lawyers can advocate for you.


New study reveals flu shots minimize heart attack risk

A new study from the University of Toronto revealed that having a flu shot may cut the risk of having another heart attack and/or stroke by more than half.

According to cardiologist Jacob Udell, who is also the lead author of the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers have identified that flu shots can also be used as a way to prevent heart attacks for those who have a history of the medical condition. Udell explained that flu shots that prevent inflammation and other side effects of the flu can also prevent the heart from being strained, which is what often leads to cardiac arrest.

Unfortunately, certain birth controls, including Yaz and Yasmin, have been found to actually increase a person’s risk of having a heart attack. If you have suffered from a heart attack or other health problems due to these dangerous medications, call (888) 220-0640. You can discuss your situation with a lawyer from Williams Kherkher and find out how we may be able to help you.


Common signs of a heart attack

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 Kherkher, 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 (888) 220-0640 today.


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

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 Kherkher. Call us today at 800-641-9810 to find out how we may be able to help you.


Lawsuits accumulate against Bayer for Yaz

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 Kherkher, 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  (888) 220-0640 today to talk about your legal options.


Symptoms of cerebral hemorrhaging

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 Kherkher, our lawyers work to help families who have suffered through this and other repercussions of using Yasmin or Yaz. Call (888) 220-0640 to talk with us today.


Australian women file lawsuit against Bayer

Over 100 women in Australia recently sought legal counsel after a class action suit against Yasmin and Yaz maker was filed regarding the negative side effects from the birth control pill. According to reports, 123 Australian women are claiming they have suffered side effects like heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes from using the contraceptive pill.

Yasmin and Yaz maker Bayer recently settled a $1.4 billion lawsuit but they did not claim responsibility for the injuries linked to the birth control pills. A recent study said the newer combined pills with estrogen and progestogen hormone likely doubled the threat of suffering from fatal blood clots.

Sadly, in the U.S. alone, numerous women have suffered serious side effects from the use of Yasmin and Yaz contraceptive pills. If you are one of the women who has been negatively impacted by this dangerous pharmaceutical product, speak with the lawyers from Williams Kherkher by calling (888) 220-0640 today.


Ischemic strokes and treatment

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 Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 to learn about how you may be able to pursue compensation.


2 California women file a lawsuit against Yaz

Two women in California filed a lawsuit against drug giant Bayer Healthcare after suffering health problems due to taking Yasmin and Yaz, a July 12 report said.

According to the lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Los Angeles, the plaintiffs accused Bayer of failing to warn the public of the health risk of using Yaz and Yasmin birth control contraceptive compared to its competitors. In the lawsuit, the two women both allegedly suffered pulmonary embolisms, while one also suffered from deep vein thrombosis after using Yasmin and Yaz.

As a result of a conclusion by the FDA, Bayer had to spend millions in campaigns to correct their previous deceptions and misleading the public.

Suffering from severe health conditions due to use of Yasmin or Yaz birth control pills can be devastating. At Williams Kherkher, our attorneys help victims of these dangerous drugs hold the pharmaceutical company responsible. So if you’ve been affected by the use of Yaz or Yasmin, call us at (888) 220-0640.


Canadian woman files lawsuit against Bayer

An Okanagan woman plans to file a lawsuit against the maker of the birth control pill Yasmin after she was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism.

Sarah Somerville experienced an adverse reaction after only a month of taking the birth control pill Yasmin that caused her to exhibit heart attack symptoms. When she sought medical attention at Kelowna General Hospital, a doctor told her that she had suffered a pulmonary embolism. Discharge papers from the hospital did note that obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and birth control pills were the three main reasons why Somerville had the pulmonary embolism.

Somerville now plans to join the class action suit against the drug giant Bayer and seeks to have Yasmin removed from the market.

Unfortunately, in the U.S. alone there are many women who have been negatively impacted by the birth control pill Yasmin. If you have suffered physical complications due to using Yasmin, call an attorney from Williams Kherkher at 800-641-9810. We may be able to help you obtain financial compensation.


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