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WKW is no longer accepting cases for injuries related to birth control.
Birth control is any act used to prevent pregnancy. Women have various options to control unwanted pregnancy—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.
There are two categories of birth control: hormonal and non-hormonal.
By combining two types of hormones—progestin and estrogen—hormonal birth control works primarily by stopping ovulation. Hormonal birth control prevents the ovary from releasing an egg and changing the lining of the uterus, making sperm implantation more difficult.
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 birth control options.
There are quite a few types of non-hormonal birth controls, and they work in various ways, but the concept is the same: to block semen from coming into contact with a sexual partner.
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) or 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 IIH/PTC. Symptoms 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, contact the Indianapolis Drug Injury Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.