Posts made in September, 2017

Issues and Hazards of YAZ

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

When taken correctly, oral contraceptives are a very reliable form of birth control. But how do you know how safe your birth control is? By looking at a popular birth control pill YAZ, we can see some of the issues and hazards associated with this particular birth control pill.

Manufactured by Bayer, YAZ is used to prevent pregnancy and treat mild acne as well as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The pill works by suppressing the release of eggs from a woman’s ovaries and thickening the cervix mucus to help impede sperm penetration. YAZ has not been approved to treat premenstrual syndrome, which is a more mild version of PMDD. PMDD can cause both emotional and physical symptoms, such as extreme mood swings and hot flashes, that interfere with daily life.

In addition to common side effects like weight gain and nausea, YAZ has allegedly caused blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and gallbladder injuries, causing thousands of women or their loved ones to file lawsuits against Bayer. According to DrugWatch, there are still 662 plaintiffs as of July 2017, while the number was at one time as high as 11,860 plaintiffs. Generic names of YAZ include Ocella, Gianvi, and Sayeda. Similar pills manufactured by Bayer, namely Yasmin, Safyral, and Beyaz, have also been implicated in causing serious side effects in women.

The most common complaint in the lawsuits was that the synthetic hormone drospirenone found in YAZ allegedly caused blood clots to develop. In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that drospirenone triggered as much as a three-times increased risk of blood clots than other oral contraceptives.

What is a blood clot and why are they potentially dangerous? According to FindLaw, “a blood clot occurs when blood coagulates to form a solid mass within a vein or artery.” While clotting is a natural part of the healing process, abnormal clotting can become very dangerous and cause a number of issues, including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, and even death.

In addition, YAZ is not recommended for smokers over the age of 35 as the pill may cause complications like blood clots, stroke, heart attack, and death. The risks increase based on age and number of cigarettes smoked.

Furthermore, YAZ is not recommended for anyone with kidney, liver or adrenal disease since taking the pill could cause serious heart and health problems. Anyone with blood clots, certain cancers, a history of heart attack or stroke, or who is or may be pregnant should not take YAZ.

The issue becomes whether or not Bayer was aware of the potential hazards of the pill. Plaintiffs claim that the pharmaceutical company misled the public about the supposed benefits of the pill while concealing the potential risks.

If you or a loved one has suffered ill effects from taking YAZ, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact Spiros Law by chatting live, filling out an email form, or call one of the three offices today.

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Increase in Population Causing Tension Between Homeowners and Realtors

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In urban areas where dense populations are becoming more noticeable, there are new dilemmas to resolve in regards to interactions between homeowners, real estate agents, and the law. As people begin to migrate towards these urban centers, we can assume that they will be in need of living accommodations. Depending on the socioeconomic status of the individual they could purchase property, agree to a lease on a property, or take other means necessary to have a living space they can call their own. Shelter is an essential need for humans and has a direct result on our psychology and interactions with society.

Shelter, a basic human need for survival, is becoming increasingly difficult to procure in urban centers of the population around the world. The massive influx of residents to these urban settings is due in part to the threat of globalization and commercialization. Cities have modern comforts, reliable transportation networks, and connection to international economic centers. Organizations such as the World Health Organization and many others are responsible for being aware of the dangers of growths in urbanization. The WHO released in 2014 studies that urban populations make up approximately 54% of the world’s population. This figure is expected to grow in the coming years leading up to 2025 at a rate of about 1.84% annually. The increasing desire among people to live in the major cities around the world is unprecedented territory as it relates to the implications of massive amounts of cohabitating human beings.

As a direct result of the increase in population many realtors, or other negotiators for living arrangements, have started facing repercussions for some of their previously employed business techniques. If a realtor is abusing their position or acting unethically, they should be pursued for their failure to adhere to business law. While the masses continue to arrive in the apartments and blocks of our cities, it will be essential for citizens to remain aware of their rights when they plan on starting a life in these towns.

To summarize, globalization is one of the core reasons for overgrowth in populations for urban areas. Because of the massive influx of people moving to cities many realtors are experiencing more clients than before. Typically they also have to provide speed with their services as most people moving to a new area depend on quick procedures for ease of mind. Fraudulent methods have been utilized by realtors before, but they still attempt to deceive clients on the notions that people are paying less attention to things that affect them or their investments. These illusions used by realtors are illegal and have no place in building our cities. Innovational practices geared towards inclusion and communities broadening to accommodate the diverse face of America are necessary for cities to remain as spaces for diverse cohabitation.  It is the duty of the masses to stand against the unethical abuse of power from realtors and other officials who govern what human can reside in specific locations.

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