From Clutch magazine: Nearly a year after plus size model and actress Mia Amber Davis suddenly passed away, her widower, Michael Yard, filed a lawsuit against her doctors alleging they should have known her weight made her vulnerable to the risks associated with taking birth control pills.

TMZ reports:

In his lawsuit, Mia’s widower claims … in the months before the surgery, Mia’s OBGYN prescribed her birth control pills such as Balziva and Zenchent … “drugs that greatly increase one’s risk for a pulmonary embolism, especially when combined with [Mia’s] other risk factors.”

Mia’s widower lists “obesity” as one of Mia’s significant risk factors.

Mia’s widower 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.”

Davis died in May 10, 2011, just a day after having surgery on her knee to repair an old sports injury. Yard’s lawsuit also alleges that Davis’ primary care doctor should have known that having knee surgery would put her at greater risk because of her health issues, including hyperlipidemia, her weight, and the fact she was taking birth control.

The 36-year-old model, producer, and editor died of a blood clot in her lungs.

Although doctors caution that the risk of blood clots increases if a woman is overweight or smokes, the likelihood of death is still very minimal in most cases.

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