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Birth Control Lawsuits

Birth Control Lawsuits

Will you become a plaintiff in birth control lawsuits? Approximately sixty-two percent of women who are able to have children use contraception to prevent pregnancy, with the most common forms of birth control being oral contraceptives, sterilization, and intrauterine devices (IUDs). Some of these forms of birth control, however, can cause very serious risks to a woman’s health.

What Are the Most Commonly Litigated Birth Control Brands?

Common contraceptives that have led to lawsuits for complications include, but are not limited to:

• Yaz
• Yasmin
• Essure
• Mirena
• Skyla
• NuvaRing
• Ocella
• Ortho Evra

What Complications Might I Experience from Birth Control?

Complications from Intrauterine Devices

IUDs, such as Mirena, can cause many serious side effects, including:
• Migration of the device
• Perforation of the uterine wall
• Ectopic pregnancy (pregnancies where the fetus forms outside of the uterus)
• Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
• Ovarian cysts
• Expulsion of the IUD from the body

Birth Control and Blood Clots

Some types of birth control, which release a hormone called drospirenone, can increase the risk of blood clots in those who take them. In particular, Yaz and other similar types of birth control can cause a condition called deep vein thrombosis, where a blood clot forms in in the leg or other body part and moves through the body. This type of clot can be life threatening, as the clot can lodge in the lung.

Other Complications

Other complications that can occur from contraceptive usage can include:
• Ovarian cysts
• Nausea
• Breast tenderness
• Weight gain
• Changes in mood/depression
• Decreased libido

What Damages Could I Receive from a Lawsuit?

If you have been injured by a form of birth control, you may be able to sue the manufacturer of the contraceptive for damages that you incurred as a result of your injuries. Damages can include:

• Medical expenses, such as hospital bills, medication, or surgeries
• Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
• Pain and suffering experienced as a result of your complications
• Emotional distress, such as depression, loss of sleep, or anxiety

Don’t Hesitate—Call Us Today!

If you or a loved one has suffered complications after taking birth control, the dedicated Mass Tort Team at The Lovely Law Firm is here to help you earn the compensation that you deserve. You don’t need to fight your case alone—to schedule a free case evaluation and have an attorney discuss your claim with you, call 843-839-4111 today.

Sources

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr060.pdf