Contraceptives are products that reduce or prevent pregnancy. They are usually temporary and still allow for pregnancy in the future after you stop using them. Some common forms of contraceptives are birth control pills, condoms, IUDs, implants and shots. If you have an issue with a contraceptive you may be able to file a lawsuit and recover damages.
What are Some Common Contraceptive Lawsuit Claims?
Common injuries caused by contraceptives include infertility, birth defects, blood clots and other injuries to the body. In some extreme cases, death has resulted.
If you have an issue with your contraceptive, one type of lawsuit you could bring is for product liability against the manufacturer of the contraceptive. This type of lawsuit can be filed when a consumer is injured by a product because of issues such as a defective product design or defects in the warning label. If you are injured, by filing a lawsuit against the maker of the contraceptive you are able to seek money for the injuries that you suffered.
You also may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit if you have encountered a negligent medical professional. This type of lawsuit would typically be proper in the following situations:
- Improper use or installation of the contraceptive by the medical professional;
- Interactions between the contraceptives and other drugs or chemicals because of the negligent medical professional;
- Negligent prescription of a contraceptive by the medical professional that is incompatible with the patient; and
- Pharmaceutical errors.
What are the Remedies in a Contraceptive Legal Claim?
If you win your case, the remedies available for contraceptive injuries will likely depend on the severity of your injuries. Some remedies that may be available to you include:
- Money for medical expenses;
- Refund for the money spent on your contraceptives; and
- Coverage for legal costs, such as attorney’s fees.
When Should I Contact a Lawyer?
An injury caused by a contraceptive may be very serious and expensive. If you have experienced any issues with a contraceptive you have used, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to explore you options and discuss filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer or the product and/or any negligent medical professional you may have encountered. A lawyer can advise you about whether you have a valid claim. A lawyer can also appear on your behalf at any court proceedings.