Birth control refers to any device, product, or substance that is used in preventing conception and pregnancy. The term “birth control” typically refers to pills that are ingested by the female partner that regulate hormones related to reproduction. However, the term is very broad and can include methods such as:
- Implants and other devices used to regulate hormones
- Injections such as Depo-Provera
- Devices that create physical barriers to conception, such as Essure and a Mirena IUD
- Surgeries that alter the body’s ability to reproduce
- Drugs that change the body’s chemistry
The choice of birth control methods depends on the person’s needs, physical health, and preferences. Some methods are associated with different side effects and risks when compared with others.
What Are Some Common Birth Control Injuries?
Birth control injuries can vary and often depend on the type of treatment or contraception method involved. Generally speaking, some common birth control injuries include:
- Side effects associated with changes in hormones
- Over stimulation of ovaries and other glands
- Surgical injuries and errors
- Birth defects
- In some cases, wrongful death claims
Some birth control issues can also result from complications involving interactions with other drugs, or misuse of the product. In any event, injuries can often be very serious and may require medical attention as well as legal attention.
What Are Some Legal Issues Associated with Birth Control Claims?
Many birth control claims involve:
- Faulty or defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Pharmaceutical errors
- False advertising
- Other issues such as fraud or misrepresentation
Legal claims involving birth control may require a lawsuit. Remedies may include a damages award for the injured party. Wrongful death claims have also been associated with birth control products.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Birth Control Injury Claims?
Filing claim for birth control injuries may require the assistance of a lawyer. Injury laws can be very complex, especially when they involve multiple parties, such as product manufacturers and medical professionals. You may wish to hire a personal injury lawyer if you need assistance with any birth control injury claims. Your attorney can help clarify the laws for you and can inform you of your legal options.