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'Road Trip' Star's Widower

Birth Control Pills Killed Her

... and I'm Suing

4/27/2012 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Road Trip" star Mia Amber Davis -- who famously played the big girl -- was TOO OBESE to have been on birth control pills and died as a result ... this according to her widower, who's suing Mia's doctors.

Mia passed away back in May 2011 as a result of a pulmonary embolism ... one day after undergoing knee surgery.

But 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."

To make matters worse, Mia's widower claims Mia went to a family practitioner on April 18 to complain about knee pain. The doc allegedly cleared Mia for knee surgery ... despite a number of risk factors, including obesity, hyperlipidemia and the fact she was on Zenchent. 

Mia's widower claims the doc "should have advised [Mia] to eliminate some of her other risk factors prior to clearing her for the surgery."

Mia underwent the surgery on May 9 ... and died the next day.

Mia's widower is suing both the OBGYN and the family practitioner for unspecified damages ... claiming, among other things, he should be compensated for the loss of love, companionship and moral support he suffered as a result of his wife's death.


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That's right, sue those docs. Because it's their fault she was obese right? She and those suing had no idea. If only someone around her had realized she was overweight.....

916 days ago


Sure sounds like what killed her was being a fat pig.

916 days ago


So the central theme her is she was obese. She could have done something about that.

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916 days ago


Birth control pills kill often. They cause blood clots.
You take them with an assumption of risk ladies.. be careful !

916 days ago


Sad she died, but its not the doctors fault. Everyone takes risks when they take pills, the doctor didn't force them down her throat and she knew the risks. I know heavy women who are on birth control and doing fine.

916 days ago


That man is crazy. Sue the doctors for giving birth control. Doctors don't just give BC you have to ask for it. I'm a woman in my child bearing years and have never been TOLD to get on birth control...guess why....BECAUSE I'm NOT SEXUALLY ACTIVE. Did he ever offer to use condoms? Did he ever suggest a vasectomy? Did he decide to not have sex with her knowing she was obese and could get pregnant? With his logic, he's as much to blame as the doctors!!!!!!!!!!!

916 days ago


Right, notice he didn't say anything like "They need to be accountable" or "This should never happen to another patient." Noooooo...instead he tells why he should be compensated. Typical...

916 days ago


She was on birth control because of your sperm dipweed...the doctors weren't the ones trying to slip it in.

916 days ago


Let's many people (celebrities) have had a pulmonary embolism in the past couple of years...some have died others haven't.
Serena Williams
Heavy D
Billie Mays
Nick Cannon
Robin Gibb

Those are just the ones I can remember.

916 days ago


If she was obese, then that is on her, not the doctors.
Also you do not need a doctor to tell you that you can wear a condom for birth control. The little piece of paper that comes with the birth control has the side effects on it, if you or her were concerned HAD YOU READ THEM, then you should have immediately went and discussed it with her OBGYN before taking the birth control pills.

Just like it is not a fast food joints fault if someone gets fat, with maturity comes responsibility and we are all responsible for ourselves and our health. If she was obese, then it was her responsibility to change her lifestyle, diet and exercise.

916 days ago


Maybe he should be sued, he is the one who was having sex with her which led her to go get on birth control.

If he wants to play the point a finger blame game.

916 days ago


The Birth Control pill side effect warning pamphlet that comes with it, also says that those who smoke are at high risk of things if on birth control too, so it is the individual taking the birth control's responsibility to mention those things to their doctor if ANYTHING on the list puts them at risk!

Opportunists are the ones always looking to sue, looking for a pay out.

916 days ago


Does he not watch TV? They say on the commercials for birth controls that it is a big risk. And they don't even try to hide it by talking quickly(like other drugs when they list side effects). They very clearly state that is a risk.

I feel bad for the woman. She was funny in the movie. But I don't see how this is the doctors fault. Surgery always carries risk no matter how small the surgery is. But you add to it by being overweight. Thats just common sense.

And I don't really beleive all this happened without it being mentioned that death is a risk. I've had to have minor procedures done that I was informed that death was an unlikly but possible outcome.

At the end of the day. This is just a sad situation. But from the story I don't see a sucessful lawsuit.

916 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Birth control pills come with papers that explain the possible risks. Which are especially high for some people, like smokers.

I'm sure when she had surgery, the docs knew she was on birth control. I'm sure that before she had surgery, she signed papers saying that she understood this risks and possibility of complications and/or death. And I'm sure that she was probably told to lose weight by doctors, more than once.

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