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Wilson Kehoe Winingham is now accepting clients who were diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) or idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) after taking Skyla IUD or Liletta IUD, Ortho Evra Patch, Depo Provera or Depo SubQ Provera 104 Shot, or Nexplanon Implant. Call our Indianapolis drug injury attorneys for a free case review at 317.920.6400. You can also fill out an online form to have one of our drug injury attorneys contact you at your convenience.
Birth control is any act used to prevent pregnancy. Women have various options to control unwanted pregnancy; of them being oral medications, procedures, devices, and behavior. As of 2016, male birth control pills or shots have not been approved the United States, but a recent study shows promise of its development.
In combining two types of hormones–progestin and estrogen–birth control works primarily by stopping ovulation. Birth control prevents the ovary from releasing an egg, changing the lining of the uterus, in turn making sperm implantation more difficult.
Because there are quite a few types of non-hormonal birth controls, they work in various ways, but the concept is the same: to block semen from coming into contact with a sexual partner.
There are many types of hormonal birth control methods, some of which are:
*This is not a complete list of hormonal birth control methods. Speak with a physician for more information about hormonal and non-hormonal birth controls.
Common side effects from taking hormonal birth control typically include acne, weight gain, changes in menstrual cycles, and breast tenderness. However, women are reporting that they developed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)/pseudotumor cerebri (PTC)—a dangerous buildup of fluid in the brain— from taking the following birth controls:
Women may pursue birth control lawsuits, specifically for Mirena, Skyla or Liletta, Ortho Evra Patch, Depo Provera, or Nexplanon, against birth control manufacturers for failing to inform both patients and the medical community of the risks for developing idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) (sometimes referred to by its older name, psuedotumor cerebri. Symptoms of IIH are debilitating at the very least, and consist of:
Injured women are claiming that drug manufacturers of all said birth control methods:
If you have been harmed from taking Mirena, Skyla or Liletta, Ortho Evra Patch, Depo Provera or Depo SubQ Provera 104 Shot, or Nexplanon, you may be entitled to compensation for:
If you believe you have suffered from IIH or PTC as a result of taking birth controls Mirena, Skyla or Liletta, Ortho Evra Patch, Depo Provera or Depo SubQ Provera 104 Shot, or Nexplanon, get in touch with our Indianapolis drug injury attorneys. As always, you pay nothing until we receive compensation for your drug injuries. Call our Indianapolis firm at 317.920.6400 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.
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