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Mother blames oral contraceptives in death of 32-year-old Tampa woman

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A grieving mother is suing the six companies responsible for her daughter’s death that she says was caused by the contraceptive Tri-Previfem.

Kansas native Antionette Logan was living in Tampa when she passed away in November of 2014 at the age of 32 after having difficulty breathing. Over an hour after arriving at Florida Hospital Tampa, Logan was pronounced dead.

An autopsy found the cause of her death was a pulmonary embolism brought on by pelvic deep vein thrombosis, which in turn was caused by both a large ovarian cyst and her obesity.

Logan’s mother, Jerri Gordon, is blaming the oral contraceptive her daughter’s daughter.

Logan was on Tri-Previfem for over a year. Others using the pill have reported pulmonary emboli, ovarian cysts and deep vein thrombosis as side effects and adverse reactions to the medicine, however, the suit claims, the producers have failed to warn users of these possibilities.

Now the companies responsible for producing the pill and putting it on the market are being sued on five counts of negligence, strict liability, failure to warn, and breach of warranty.

Although sites like WebMD and Drugs.com do not list all of the conditions Logan suffered as side effects of Tri-Previfem, they do state that in some rare, serious cases, blood clots can occur.

WebMD notes that if a person taking the drug experiences a sudden shortness of breath, they should head to the hospital immediately as you are likely suffering from a blood clot.

Many common birth control pills can cause blood clots, some of which lead to pulmonary emboli. Certain aspects of family history and personal health issues can increase the risks of serious side effects.

 

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