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Seriously Injured By Yaz Oral Contraceptive – Contact Our CT Lawyers

Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives taken for pregnancy prevention. Many women who have taken Yaz and Yasmin have suffered severe and life-threatening side effects. Tragically, some women have even died from taking Yaz and Yasmin.

 

Side effects of Yasmin and Yaz include:

 

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Blood clots
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Gallbladder damage
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Death

Yaz and Yasmin are more dangerous than other oral contraceptives because they both contain drospirenone. Drospirenone is a diuretic that can drastically increase a woman’s potassium levels. Significantly increased potassium levels can lead to both blood clots and gallbladder damage.

 

Women who have been injured as a result of taking Yaz or Yasmin birth control are eligible to bring a Yaz lawsuit and seek compensation for their losses. Contact our Connecticut Yaz injury lawyers.

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Pool Operators Not In Compliance With Safety Laws

Despite new safety laws that went into effect last month, many public pool operators remain out of compliance.  Last month new federal safety rules required pool operators to replace existing drains with safer drains.  The new drains eliminate the real hazard presented by the older drains.  Specifically, the older drains posed the risk of generating too much suction causing people especially children to be trapped under water by the suction.  In some instances, the suction has been so powerful that it disemboweled young children leading to permanent injuries and death.  It is estimated that 80% of community, hotel, fitness and other public or commercial pools have failed to install the new drains.  If you are parent with young children, do not allow your children to swim in a pool until you receive confirmation from the pool operator that the drains are in compliance with the new federal safety rules.

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Baby-Bed Product Linked To Infant Deaths Subjected to Recall

Federal regulators have recalled 600,000 Simplicity brand baby cribs on top of  the one million cribs recalled in September 2007.  The owner of the Simplicity brand is SFCA, Inc. of Reading, PA.  SFCA bought the Simplicity brand at a public auction in April 2008 after the Simplicity company went out of business.  SFCA has refused to conduct a recall of the cribs because it contends that it is not liable for defective products made before it acquired the brand.  Consequently, the government has gone to the retailers including Wal-Mart to execute the recall.  The defective cribs have been linked to several infant deaths.  The defect involves a drop side that can become detached creating a dangerous gap that can suffocate infants.

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Written Notice Required When Injured By A Town’s Defective Sidewalk

If you have been injured as a result of a Connecticut town’s or city’s defective sidewalk, you must give written notice of the claim within 90 days of the accident to the town.  If proper written notice is not given within 90 days, you will be prohibited from bringing a lawsuit against the town or city.  The written notice must be filed with the town or city clerk.  The written notice must identify the injury, describe the injury, describe the cause of the injury (i.e. the nature and substance of the defect or hazrad), the date and time of the incident, and the location of the incident.  This crucial notification requirement is another example why it pays to retain a Connecticut personal injury lawyer soon after an accident.

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When and Why You Need A Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been hurt in an accident, you should consider getting a personal injury lawyer. Instead of trying to handle the insurance claim on your own, our connecticut personal injury lawyers can help you maximize the settlement value of your personal injury claim or, if needed, take your case to court and try the case before a jury. Using our knowledge of the law and trial experience, our hartford personal injury lawyers can get you the money you deserve.Our personal injury lawyers represent injured clients on a contingency fee. This means that if we win the case we will get a percentage of the money you earn. In most cases this percentage still allows you to walk away with a large sum of money. If we do not win the case for you, you will not owe us an attorneys’ fees.

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