Birth Control Lawyers Orlando
At Todd Copeland and Associates, we believe that drug companies should be held legally and financially accountable when consumers are harmed by their products. Our Orlando lawyers can help you learn more about your rights if you or a loved one has suffered injuries from birth control drugs. We at Todd Copeland and Associates provide professional legal help to birth control side effect victims in the Orlando area.
Birth control pills containing a chemical called progestin are known to raise potassium levels that can have negative effects on preexisting conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. A recent FDA update requires changes to the drug labels of birth control pills containing drospirenone to report that some epidemiologic studies show an increased risk for blood clots. Some studies show women can have up to three times the greater risk of developing blood clots. Drospirenone is a synthetic form of the female sex hormone progesterone that is supposed to work against testerone and other hormones.
Dangerous Birth Control Side Effects
The mild to moderate side effects of birth control pills containing the synthetic progesterone can range from slight cramping to nausea. Other more severe side effects can include migraines, kidney disorders and uncontrollable uterine bleeding. The FDA also found a higher risk of venous thromboembolisms in women taking contraceptives containing the synthetic chemical. With VTEs, the blood clot occurs in a deep vein of the body like the pelvis or leg, which can ultimately travel to the lungs. The birth control products containing drospirenone include but are not limited to:
The number of injuries in women who used these potentially life threatening pills has dramatically increased along with the number of lawsuits. The manufacturers of these contraceptives disregarded warnings by the FDA and need to be held responsible for the individuals that have been harmed. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury from the side effects of one of these drugs, please call Todd Copeland and Associates today.