In an issue of “Salon,” blogger Jonathan Manor writes about the death of an acquaintance from a blood clot in her lung, which he attributes to her use of the contraceptive Yaz.
In the piece called “Yaz Birth Control Killed the Sister I Never Knew,” Manor describes being in the hospital when the woman – the sibling of his brother’s girlfriend – died.
“When we got to the hospital it was what it was; excruciating pain, prayer, emotions running rampant,” Manor writes.
A number of studies indicate that birth control pills containing the compound drospirenone carry an increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots, as well as strokes and pulmonary embolism.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury as a result of taking oral contraceptives with drospirenone, contact Lopez McHugh for a free consultation.