Eichholz Law Firm: Combined Hormone Birth Control Increases Risk of Heart Conditions A new study finds that certain types of birth control pills can increase the risk of heart disease- a finding that has won the comment of the personal injury attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm. Savannah, GA (I- Newswire) July 15, 2012 - For the consumer, there are few thoughts more frightening than the notion that medications- trusted, and intended to keep people well- can actually cause significant harm. Indeed, the average patient likely uses their prescribed drugs without paying much thought to the reality that even prescription drugs can prove dangerous and lead to significant health complications. A new study finds that even something as common as a birth control pill can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. However, this finding has drawn the attention of the personal injury attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm. The study in question compares different forms of birth control, evaluating them for potential risk, and finds that "the risk for heart attacks and strokes is twice as high among users of combined estrogen- progestin versions." Some of these potentially dangerous birth control products include the widely- used pills Yasmin and Yaz. The Eichholz Law Firm based in Savannah, Georgia, has long been vigilant in protecting the rights of individuals who have been adversely affected by prescription drugs. The firm has, specifically, taken on cases related to side effects stemming from Yaz and Yasmin. The Eichholz Law Firm has issued the following statement in response to this new study. "Yaz and Yasmin have increased the risk of life threatening conditions in women across the United States. Heart attacks, strokes and blood clots are dangerous conditions faced by many women who have taken these drugs." In addition to underscoring the dangers posed by these birth control pills, the Eichholz Law Firm also reaffirms the practice's own devotion to seeing justice in cases related to these drugs. "The Eichholz Law Firm is committed to fighting for women who have been affected by these drugs and pursuing compensation from the pharmaceutical companies who have profited from the usage of drugs like Yaz and Yasmin." Meanwhile, the medical report makes it clear that this is not the first time these medications have been linked to potential heart complications. "The link between combined estrogen- progestin oral contraceptives and blood clots occurring in either veins or arteries has been studied continually since the formulations were marketed in the 1960s, with estrogen doses lowered in many products in response to research showing increased vascular risks," the study observes. ABOUT: The Eichholz Law Firm was founded in Savannah, Georgia, in 1976. Since its establishment, the firm has become a cornerstone in the Savannah community. Today, the Eichholz Law Firm represents personal injury victims, as well as those pertaining to truck, motorcycle, and automobile accidents, abuse, medical malpractice, negligence, dangerous drugs, wrongful death, product liability, and Social Security. The Eichholz Law Firm employs a diverse staff of legal professionals who are experienced and enthusiastic about assisting their clients through the legal process. To learn more about The Eichholz Law Firm, visit www.TheJusticeLawyer.com.
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Published on Jul 18, 2012
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The study in question compares different forms of birth control, evaluating them for potential risk, and finds that "the risk for heart atta...