Contraceptives are products that reduce or prevent the occurrence of pregnancy. They are usually temporary, non-permanent methods that may allow the person to conceive in the future if they so desire. This is different from other permanent methods such as vasectomy surgeries or other procedures.
Some common forms of contraceptives include birth control pills, time-release implants, hormone-related injections, condoms or diaphragms, and other devices.
Contraceptives have often been the focus of many types of lawsuits. Some of the legal issues involved with contraceptives include:
Injuries resulting from contraceptives have included infertility, birth defects, various types of illnesses. In some cases, contraceptives may be linked to deaths, either of the product user or of an infant. Contraceptives may also interact with previous medical conditions or injuries.
Remedies for contraceptive injuries may include:
Remedies will depend on the exact details of each case. In a lawsuit involving contraceptives, the damages award may be reduced if the injuries were simply aggravations of preexisting conditions.
Lawsuits involving contraceptive products can often require the assistance of professionals, such as an expert medical witness. They may also require the guidance and assistance of a lawyer. You may wish to hire a lawyer if you need help or legal representation with a personal injury claim. Your attorney can help you with the filing process, and can also represent your interests during the trial.
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