New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
DrugRisk.com has added new information to its site about pulmonary embolism. In a recent report, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes talked about the pain associated with the condition, being told her lungs were collapsed, and her overall near death experience*.
DrugRisk was created to provide the latest information on drug side effects, recalls, warnings and litigation news to those taking popular prescription drugs. Visitors can recognize potential dangers, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
Recently, Nene Leakes discussed her ordeal with pulmonary embolism*. The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member described waking up with severe pain in her side that was originally thought to be a gallbladder problem. However, she was later diagnosed with a collapsed right lung and partially collapsed left lung from a pulmonary embolism*.
The resource center has posted health warnings from experts like the FDA** and British Medical Journal*** that oral contraceptives containing the hormone drospirenone, like Yaz and Yasmin, can increase the risk of blood clots and pulmonary embolism.
In the U.S., patients have filed lawsuits alleging side effects like pulmonary embolism from Yaz, leading cases to be consolidated in a special federal court (Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2100, Southern District Illinois)). Bayer has now settled around 8,250 Yaz lawsuits alleging blood clot injuries like pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis (DVT)****.
Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or pulmonary embolism after taking Yaz or Yasmin is urged to visit DrugRisk or speak with a lawyer about their legal options. However, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers who have settled hundreds of Yaz lawsuits.
For more information on pulmonary embolism and the research, side effects and litigation news related to Yaz, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugRisk.com.
*The Examiner, 2/5/14; examiner.com/article/nene-leakes-reveals-details-of-having-a-pulmonary-embolism-on-the-doctors
**FDA, 10/27/11, http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM277384.pdf
***BMJ, 10/25/11; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22027398
****Bayer Annual Report, Notes to Consolidated Financial Statement, Legal Risks, 2/28/14; annualreport2013.bayer.com/en/legal-risks.aspx