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Defective Birth Control & Birth Control Lawsuits

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, tens of millions of women in the United States have take prescription birth control medication – in the form of pills, rings, patches, and injections. Some take birth control pills for contraception, while others take these synthetic hormones to fight acne, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). While no one can argue that these drugs have aided women’s health considerably since their introduction in the 1960s, some birth control medications have proven dangerous and defective.

Let’s take a closer look at some recent defective birth control lawsuit in the news and reported birth control side effect issues:
  • Yaz and Yasmin. Thousands of Yaz lawsuits have been filed against Bayer AG regarding the contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin for a variety of issues stemming from the drug. Lawsuits have put forth that Bayer did not properly inform users of the drug’s dangerous side effects, that the drug company overstated the appropriate uses of the drug, and that Bayer failed to recall the drug after evidence came to light that the drug had potentially life-threatening side effects, including a danger of blood clots. 
  • Ortho Evra. Known to many as ‘The Patch,” Ortho Evra has been named in a number of lawsuits since 2005, many involving the drug’s association with strokes and thrombosis in otherwise healthy women. Many of the defective drug lawsuits state that the drug company sold the birth control despite their knowledge of the underlying dangers. 
  • Nuvaring. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Nuvaring, a flexible plastic contraceptive that is inserted monthly. The plaintiffs believe that the birth control method, which has been available since 2001, is sold without the manufacturers revealing the health risks and dangerous side effects associated with the drug. Some have reported dangerous side effects including heart attack and stroke.

Have you or a loved one been harmed by a dangerous side effect of the above three contraceptives, or by another defective drug? You may wish to speak with a North Carolina defective drug attorney about your experienced. Call Brent Adams & Associates today.