Women Who Suffered Yaz-related Strokes Speaking out
Thousands of women have filed lawsuits after suffering from various side effects of the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. Of those side effects, stroke is an often overlooked one. However, some women are choosing not to remain silent about their suffering. Recently, two such women shared their Yaz experience with others as a means of bringing about public awareness.
One of those women who suffered from a stroke after taking Yasmin was Brenda Hamilton, 27, who was a promising young actress back when she started taking Yasmin in 2005. She had made it to being an understudy in the Broadway musical “Wicked.” She was definitely on her way to becoming a star until she suffered from a stroke caused by the drospirenone-based Yasmin. And healing from the stroke did nothing to repair the physical, emotional and economic damage the pills did to her. That was why she decided to file a Yaz lawsuit.
Susan Gallenos was a young mother of twins who were three years old in 2008 when she had a stroke that was caused by Yaz. Her stroke occurred within a month of her starting her prescription. That stroke caused Gallenos to have suffer from such severe swelling that she had to have a piece of her skull removed just to keep the damage to a minimum. Gallenos’ injuries are permanent, including some brain damage that caused her IQ to diminish.
Both of these women have been hurt by taking Yaz oral contraceptives. The manufacturers of the drugs, Bayer, maintains that the pills are no more dangerous than other older birth control pills despite the fact that there is many studies that say otherwise. It is for this reason that Bayer will continue to suffer from women filing lawsuits against them.