Birth Control Devices
Millions of women rely on birth control devices, including products such as Essure and NuvaRing, but recent allegations suggest that these devices may not be as safe as their users were led to believe. Lawsuits have been filed in both federal and state courts, alleging that some of these birth control devices have caused serious injuries to women across the country. If you have used one of these birth control devices (or another similar device) and believe that you have been injured or suffered complications from it, the Traverse City and Grand Rapids birth control injury lawyers at Neumann Law Group are here to help. We handle product liability litigation on behalf of people who have been injured by Essure and NuvaRing products, as well as other defective medical devices, such as hernia mesh, catheters, and bone cement.
Some women who have been implanted with Essure (created by Conceptus, which has since been bought out by Bayer) have alleged that the metal coils implanted into their fallopian tubes have migrated, caused organ perforations, caused chronic pain or irregular menstrual bleeding, allowed ectopic pregnancies, caused the need for a hysterectomy, or resulted in auto-immune symptoms. NuvaRing, made by Organon, is a contraceptive device that, when inserted into a woman's vagina, releases hormones that thicken cervical mucus and prevent ovulation, thus keeping a woman from getting pregnant. Some patients using NuvaRing have alleged that they suffered from blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, thrombosis, and cardiac arrest (heart attack).Theories of Product Liability in Birth Control Device Cases
A birth control injury attorney in Traverse City or Grand Rapids can help a patient file a lawsuit alleging that the maker or seller of a medical device should be held liable for damages caused by a product that suffers from a manufacturing or design defect. This means that your attorney must file a claim in the appropriate court and provide convincing evidence that supports the legal theory in the case. This proof must convince the court, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the defendant should be held liable for the damages associated with your injuries. Product liability cases often involve multiple theories of liability, including negligence, strict liability, fraud, and breach of warranty.
The plaintiff may allege that there was a design defect in the device or product at issue. This means that all such products were faulty because they were designed in a way that made them dangerous. In other instances, a Grand Rapids or Traverse City birth control injury attorney may allege that a manufacturing defect made a particular product, or perhaps several products made on the same date in the same factory, defective because of some failure in the manufacturing process. They might also assert that the manufacturer or seller did not market the product in an appropriate manner, which means that the defendant failed to warn the consumer of its possible dangers. If the plaintiff's attorney is successful in proving liability against a defendant such as Essure or NuvaRing, the plaintiff may be able to recover a substantial amount of money in compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other damages. Expert testimony is usually required in order to prove that a particular medical device or other product was defective or unusually dangerous.Schedule a Consultation With a Birth Control Injury Lawyer in Grand Rapids or Traverse City
The Neumann Law Group serves victims throughout Traverse City and Grand Rapids, as well as in Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Muskegon, Midland, Holland, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Wyoming, Saginaw, Warren, Petoskey, and communities throughout the Upper Peninsula. We can help you pursue product liability litigation pertaining to various medical devices and other consumer products. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call us at 800-525-6386 or complete our online form. Most cases are handled on a contingency fee contract - in other words, we get paid when your case is settled or a judgment is entered in your favor.