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Safyral Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Safyral Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Safyral is a birth control pill with life-threatening side effects, including blood clots, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke, and more. If your family member or loved one died from Safyral side effects, you may be entitled to significant compensation and justice for the loss of your loved one.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Safyral induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a blood clot, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Safyral Wrongful Death

If your loved one suffered a fatal Safyral side effect, you are not alone. Bayer now faces nearly 12,000 injury lawsuits regarding side effects of its drospirenone-containing birth control pills. If your family member died from side effects of Safyral, you may have a Safyral wrongful death lawsuit.

It is no secret that Safyral and other progestin-containing birth control pills can have life-threatening side effects. In fact, experts have associated progestin with a slightly increased risk of a blood clot. The risk of a blood clot is relatively small — approximately 4 per 10,000 with older progestins, raised slightly to 10 per 10,000 with drospirenone (the progestin in Safyral).

The problem is that although Safyral is associated with a higher risk of blood clots, it is not more effective at preventing pregnancy than older contraceptives. However, if you were unaware of this fact, you are not alone — when the drospirenone-containing contraceptives were introduced to the U.S. market, Bayer advertised them without risk information, implied that they were superior to older contraceptives, and claimed that they could treat ailments for which they had never received FDA-approval.

The FDA called the ads “misleading,” but by the time the average woman became aware of the real risks of drospirenone, millions of women had taken the pills and thousands had been injured. Some suffered fatal side effects, and are now seeking justice and compensation by filing a Safyral wrongful death lawsuit.

Safyral Side Effects

Life-threatening Safyral side effects include:

  • Hyperkalemia: This occurs when potassium levels get too high in the bloodstream. The disorder is life-threatening, but may have no symptoms until it suddenly causes a severe irregular heart rhythm that causes cardiac arrest.
  • Blood clots: The FDA has recently updated the label on Safyral to warn that it has been associated with a three-fold increased risk of blood clots. Blood clots can cause severe damage to veins, heart attacks, pulmonary embolisms, and stroke.
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Safyral blood clots are most likely to form in veins located in the calf or upper thigh, in a condition called DVT. Blood clots in the thigh are most dangerous — approximately half cause pulmonary embolisms.
  • Pulmonary Embolism: This occurs when a blood clot travels to the lungs and obstructs a blood vessel inside the lungs. This prevents blood from flowing into the lungs and causes serious lung damage or other side effects.
  • Cardiac Arrest: This occurs when the heart is unable to pump blood into the body for some reason. It may be due to a severely irregular heartbeat (a side effect of hyperkalemia) or because it cannot generate high enough blood pressure to overcome a blood clot in the lungs.
  • Heart attack: If a blood clot obstructs one of the three coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood, a heart attack occurs. Prolonged deprivation of blood can cause damage to the heart muscle, leading to heart failure.
  • Ischemic stroke: This occurs when a blood clot that forms inside the heart or an artery is pumped into the brain. It obstructs a blood vessel in the brain, causing brain damage. Small blood clots can set off the ischemic cascade, which is a biochemical chain reaction that causes massive swelling, inflammation, and brain damage.

Do I have a Safyral Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Safyral induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a blood clot, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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