When birth control proves to be defective or poorly designed, the results can be catastrophic. Defective birth control medications and devices have resulted in victims suffering from intense pain, losing the ability to have children, or even losing their own lives.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 62% of women ages 15-49, which is considered the reproductive ages, are using some form of contraception. The most common contraceptive is birth control pills. The CDC study found that 28% of women use birth control pills, 10.3% of women use long-acting reversible contraception (IUD), and 24.5% of women elect sterilization.
Problems Caused by Birth Control Pills include, but are not limited to:
- Blood Clots
- TIA (a transient ischemic attack may be a warning sign of a future stroke)
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung)
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a vein located deep inside the body)
Problems Caused by IUD Devices
Women who have suffered complications from IUD devices oftentimes do not have any other choice but to have the defective product surgically removed.
Common symptoms of a defective IUD device include, but are not limited to:
- Pelvic pain
- Lower back pain
- Perforation of the uterus
- Ectopic pregnancy
Women who elect any form of birth control should consult with their healthcare provider first to ensure that such contraceptive is the right option for them. Additionally, women should understand the potential risks of the contraceptive and schedule regular checkups with a medical professional.
Those victimized by defective birth control medications or devices deserve compassion and respect, but most importantly, they deserve high-quality legal representation. If you suffered injuries because of defective medication, contact our team of attorneys today.