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Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism Caused by Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control

Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition that results from blood clots that travel to your lungs from another part of your body.  If you have been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism it means that one or more arteries in your lungs has become blocked.  This condition can be fatal.

According to MayoClinic.com, some of the warning signs of pulmonary embolism include the following:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Bloody cough
  • Wheezing
  • Leg swelling
  • Clammy skin
  • Heavy sweating
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Lightheadedness

These symptoms can come on suddenly and if you believe that you could be suffering from pulmonary embolism, you need to seek medical attention immediately.  Your doctor will be able to give you anti-clotting medication that will significantly reduce the chance of death.  Sometimes surgery is required to remove a very large clot in the lung.  Vein filter is another treatment option that involves inserting a catheter in your main vein, also known as the inferior vena cava.

There are many possible causes of pulmonary embolism and this condition can affect even healthy people.  Recently, there has been some concern that Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills could lead to pulmonary embolism.  These oral contraceptives can increase the risk of blood clots, which can result in pulmonary embolism.  If you have suffered from this medical condition and are taking Yaz or Yasmin birth control, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.

For more information regarding your right to hold the manufacturer responsible for your Yasmin or Yaz side effects, you should contact an experienced Northern Kentucky injury lawyer at the law firm of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.  Our law office will be able to review your case to determine if Yasmin or Yaz birth control caused your pulmonary embolism and we will be able to explain your legal options.

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