Figures released by the Regulatory Agency for Medicines and Healthcare products show that since 2015, there have been 14 fatalities involving the pill, including eight involving blood clots in the veins.
1,960 reports of suspected adverse reactions to the combined contraceptive have also been reported.
Suzanne White, head of clinical negligence at Leigh Day attorneys, said the firm had settled Fallan and two others whose blood clots were missed in the “heartbreaking” cases. She said, “The symptoms of these women were not taken seriously enough and the contraceptive pill was not considered in their medical history.
“It is a safe drug, but healthcare professionals need to be clear about the risks when they prescribe it.
“And these risks should be at the forefront of their minds when they see patients with the possible symptoms of a blood clot.”