Model Mia Amber’s Husband Filing Wrongful Death Suit Over Birth Control Prescription

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April 27, 2012 ‐ By

Source: Dailyvenusdiva.com

Last May, plus-size Model Mia Amber Davis passed away from a pulmonary embolism one day after undergoing knee surgery. Blood clots are a rare but common complication of surgery which didn’t make her cause of death seem out of the ordinary. But a year later, Mia’s widowed husband is filing a lawsuit against her OBGYN saying the contraception she was prescribed led to her death.

Michael Yard’s argument is that Mia should have never been prescribed birth control pills Balziva and Zenchent because they are “drugs that greatly increase one’s risk for a pulmonary embolism, especially when combined with [Mia's] other risk factors.” He says Mia’s weight was a significant risk factor and according to TMZ:

“Claims his wife’s doctor should have suggested condoms or other methods of birth control as an alternative … because the drugs ‘greatly increased her risk for a pulmonary embolism and ultimately caused her death.'”

He’s also filed a suit against Mia’s knee surgeon, saying that on April 18 the doctor cleared his deceased wife for knee surgery despite a number of risk factors, including obesity, hyperlipidemia, and the fact she was on Zenchent. He claims the doctor:

“Should have advised [Mia] to eliminate some of her other risk factors prior to clearing her for the surgery.”

Hopefully this is just the behavior of a grieving widow. Surely, Mia’s doctor would have discussed the risks that come with birth control in any form just as the risks of surgery are explained to patients. Nevertheless, Michael is suing for unspecified damages and believes he should be “compensated for the loss of love, companionship, and moral support he suffered as a result of his wife’s death.”

Does he have a chance of Winning?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • http://www.sexyfocusedambitious.com/ Lauryn Doll

    Her husband is in grief and is deserving of condolences… however, I’m not convinced that even if he wins he deserves the payoff. I’m sure her OB/GYN told her what the deal was. To file suit after all this time is emotionally frivolous IMHO. 

  • http://www.sexyfocusedambitious.com/ Lauryn Doll

    Her husband is in grief and is deserving of condolences… however, I’m not convinced that even if he wins he deserves the payoff. I’m sure her OB/GYN told her what the deal was. To file suit after all this time is emotionally frivolous IMHO. 

  • http://www.sexyfocusedambitious.com/ Lauryn Doll

    Her husband is in grief and is deserving of condolences… however, I’m not convinced that even if he wins he deserves the payoff. I’m sure her OB/GYN told her what the deal was. To file suit after all this time is emotionally frivolous IMHO. 

  • Wordsbydenise

    FYI. Men are widowers NOT widows.

  • MixedUpInVegas

    Having been widowed myself, I feel for this poor man and hope the Lord will help him find peace.  To lose a young, beautiful wife so suddenly must be devastating.  I’m sure he is angry and wants to find someone to blame for his untimely loss.  The risks of oral contraceptives are well known, though; this will be a tough case.

  • sweettea

    Im so sorry for his loss. They were both young and he must be devistated. Before undergoing surgery you sign a form called informed consent. It states that you know beforehand that there’s a possibility that you may not survive. They make everyone sign this or they don’t do surgery. If its an emergency and you can’t sign it they get your family to sign it. It protects surgeons from this very thing.

  • Kai

    I don’t think he has a chance of winning. As many people have commented, he seems to be in pain from the loss of his wife and wants someone to blame. I hope he finds the strength to overcome such a loss. Also, he is a widower not a “widow”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1507250951 Chris Griffieth

    WOW

  • ressex

    BC pills come with the warning of blood clots.  It is a risk that women take.  Certain factors increase the risk, but it is laid out in the little pamphlet given in the contraception.  It is a gamble because the individual doesn’t know how the drugs will impact their health.  Doctors don’t usually monitor the patient to measure if a patient is being effected in a detrimental way.  So I’d like to see how this situation turns out.

  • Aver17

    Tough case to win probably will receive a small settlement. Wish him luck in the law suit.

  • Rmdavis45

    Just another frivilous law suit that will be thrown out of court.When you take birth control pills you know what the risk and side effects are just like any other medications it’s up too you wheather you want to take these prescriptions or not the Doctor only prescribe not force us too take anything we ourselves have the responsibility of asking questions when it comes to prescribe medications or surgery you wouldn’t sit down to eat a plate of food blindfoled without first asking what you are eating or what does it taste like etc.My guess is he needs money and he is going to persue every avenue available even if it means suing the Doctor.

  • FromUR2UB

    Condoms don’t permit the freedom of pills.  Otherwise, they would have chosen to use them on their own.  

  • Mkjk

    I think he has a case, not every doctor follows the same protocols, so I do think that her death could have been prevented, if her surgeon paid attention.

    • Rmdavis45

      Before you have Surgery you are put thru a battery of test by your Doctor starting with your heart and then you are asked numerous questions by an anethesiolgist regarding other health problems.Blood clots can be cause by a number of things if she was a model and traveled a lot that may have contibuted to her having blood clots and probably durning surgery one may have travel to the heart or lung, their is no test for blood clots they are usually found after symptoms have developed such as difficult in breathing etc.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1740000639 Sophia Howze

        Not true. There r tests but some of them are really expensive and others are invasive. Ultrasound, venography, pulmonary angiogram, MRI,  there is an actual blood test (D-Dimer)… none of those things may have helped her, BUT there are tests… 

  • StrawberryMilkshake

    I give the husband my deepest condolence, but birth control is known for its possible side effects. As with any medication, the packaging always comes with a list of side effect possibilities. Sometimes these side effects are triggered by a person’s lifestyle, and sometimes they just happen after a prolonged use. You just never know what could happen when taking medication and that’s what so scary.

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