Injury Law Blog

Nov 17, 2015 | Keith Adkins

Birth Control Medications Can Be Risky

The Prevalence of Birth Control Injuries

Birth control medications can be an effective way for women to prevent pregnancy, but use of certain types of these drugs can also present a serious risk. Statistics show that each year, the health and well being of thousands of women is affected by the use of birth control pills. A majority of these instances stem from side effects associated with the drug or manufacturing errors.

Birth Control Side Effects

Taking certain birth control medications has been linked to serious health risks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings to consumers of the medication, Yaz®, stating the medication can cause cardiovascular complications and other health risks. These Yaz® birth control dangers can include blood clots, heart attacks, strokes and gallbladder disease.

Packaging Errors

Mistakes in the manufacturing of birth control medications can also put users in harm’s way. An article from Live Science explains hundreds of women have filed lawsuits against makers of birth control drugs they were using after a packing error led to pregnancy. Evidence shows the packages of pills contained a number of “active” and “inactive” tablets that had been placed in a specific order for the user to take. When the packets of tablets were packaged wrongly, some users took “inactive” pills when they were supposed to be using “active” pills and became pregnant.

How An Attorney Can Help

If your birth control medication has adversely affected you, you may have a right to compensation. The legal staff at ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers believes it’s important to remember that the process of seeking such damages can be complicated and seeking the counsel of a qualified drug injury lawyer can be beneficial. Speaking with a legal representative can help answer any questions you may have and can offer you guidance through each step of the civil process.

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