It would be prudent to immediately contact an attorney with expertise in the birth control field.
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I am not licensed in NY. However, when you picked up your prescription, you most likely received the package insert which says that this medication increases the risk of this type of event. In addition, there may be other reasons that you had a stroke such as family history, etc. Make sure that you speak to your doctor about your risks for a cardiovascular event, but it is unlikely that you have an action against the drug manufacturer.
You can seek a medical opinion or contract a medical malpractice attorney immediately. It may be difficult to show that the medication caused the injury, but that possibility can be examined.
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A known risk of this drug is stroke. It is also more dangerous for people over 35, so why were you prescribed it at age 47? Unknown if you had other risk elevating factors. I don't know if you have a products liability suit as much as a potential medical malpractice action against the prescribing MD, as often MDs are lax in monitoring synergistic effects of other drugs in combination or assessing risk factors of patients when prescribing drugs. See a med mal atty as well.
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Every oral birth control pill comes with a warning of the potential for a stroke and or blood clots. The fact that you had a stroke and clots may be from poor medical care if it involved the misdiagnosis of any pre-stroke signs or symptoms by your physician. If this happened more then 2 1/2 years ago the time to sue the doctor has expired and if the stroke was more then 3 years ago the time to sue the manufacturer has also expired. Do you still have the pills and did anyone test them to determine that the pharmacy gave you the correct prescription?
Various other factors may come in to play, you may want to, check the Internet to see whether this has been a frequently occurring side effect and what medical research materials are available online.
Ultimately,a consultation with an attorney with experience in both medical malpractice and pharmaceutical products liability experience is the most prudent advice available.
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