If you had a heart attack or stroke while taking Ocella, or if you lost a loved one to the life-threatening side effects of Ocella, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit and recover compensation from the drug company responsible for making or marketing Ocella. An Ocella lawsuit attorney can explain more about the specifics related to your potential case in a free consultation, but here are some basic things you should know about this popular birth control pill before you get started.
What Is Ocella?
Ocella, a popular form of generic Yaz, is a birth control pill that contains a combination of estrogen and a newer progestin called drospirenone. It is similar to both Yaz and Yasmin, which are among the most widely prescribed contraceptive pills in the nation. It was widely marketed and has commonly been prescribed for contraceptive use, control of acne, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), among other uses.
What Are the Dangerous Side Effects of Ocella?
Like Yaz and Yasmin, drospirenone-containing drugs like Ocella are associated with dangerous and life-threatening medical issues, including:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Sudden death
Additionally, there is some evidence that suggests that drospirenone-containing birth control pills may cause gallbladder disease and pancreatitis.
How Can I Learn More About Filing an Ocella Lawsuit?
If you had a heart attack, stroke, or other medical complications while taking Ocella, it may be possible to receive compensation for your medical bills, time away from work, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced Ocella lawsuit attorney can help evaluate your case and explain more about starting an Ocella side effects lawsuit. Reach out to our friendly Ocella lawyers today at 877-724-7800, or simply fill out the contact form on this page to get started.