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Contraception - Medical Malpractice Lawyer

LEGAL HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7125

Our team of medical negligence lawyers handles a wide range of personal injury cases including the complications of failure of contraception. If you would like a free, no obligation consultation relating to the effects of failure of contraception please contact us today for more information. A specialist medical malpractice lawyer will handle personal injury compensation claim settlements that deal with the issues of failure of contraception arising when a physician has not administered proper care or treatment. If you would like to talk to one of our medical malpractice lawyers who deals with failure of contraception compensation claims, please use the contact form on this website or email our offices. We offer free advice with no further obligation in order to protect your legal right to claim compensation for personal injury caused by negligence. Time limits apply to failure of contraception medical malpractice lawsuits and you should take legal advice from a specialist medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible after the negligent event that caused your injury. Please contact us today to find out how we can help.

Contraception Failure

Contraception refers to any means used to prevent pregnancy. Prevention can include devices that block sperm, and it can include various types of medication. Contraception can also include surgical procedures such as tubal ligations or vasectomies. Every type of prevention method comes with a certain amount of risk for failure and/or complications.

Some of the most common reasons legal action is taken regarding contraception include: side effects or complications from injected contraception methods, unwanted pregnancies, side effects from oral medication, and the body was damaged in some way because of intra uterine devices.

Hormone Contraception

Hormone contraception can be injections, oral medication, or intra vaginal devices that release progesterone or estrogen based hormones, or a combination of both.

Progesterone contraceptives that are injected work by stopping egg production and by preventing the implantation of embryos. Injected contraceptives are considered to be safe for those with diabetes and high blood pressure.

Birth control combinations have become quite popular, especially for women who are younger in age. This is a type of pill that contains progesterone and estrogen and blocks ovulation from occurring. Not only does this type of pill work to prevent pregnancy, it also helps to guard against uterine and ovarian cancer, and osteoporosis. There are risks however, such as depression, nausea, weight gain, headaches, water retention, and potential dangerous blood clots.

Mini pills are a form of birth control that contain progestin only and thicken the cervical mucus to the point sperm cannot break through. This type of pill is recommended for those over age 40, those with high blood pressure, those who smoke, those who are overweight, and those who are breastfeeding. It must be taken every day in order to be effective.

NuvaRing is a type of device that is inserted directly into the vagina, and then is removed three weeks later. The device contains progestin and estrogen and prevents ovulation. NuvaRing has the same potential risks as birth control pills, but is quite effective.

Barrier Contraception

Barrier contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy by blocking the sperm. The most common form of this type of contraception is the condom. Condoms help to protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Since this method must be put on correctly before sexual intercourse begins, the risk of forgetting, having it fall off, or breakage is possible.

Intra uterine devices, IUDs, are placed in the uterus by a gynecologist. These devices are shaped like a T, and prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg. IUDs start to work immediately, and can be used while breastfeeding. If, however, the device is not placed in the uterus properly, heavy menstrual bleeding, damage to the uterus, and cramping can occur. A physician should check the IUD each year to be sure it is working properly and in the right location.

A diaphragm or cervical cap is a device that is rubber like and made to cover the cervix. This type of contraceptive is fitted to the proper size, is folded and inserted into the vagina, and then expanded once it is near the pubic bone. The cap can be placed in the vagina up to six hours before intercourse takes place, but should be removed no longer than thirty hours after intercourse. The device cannot be felt by the woman or the man once inserted. The cap and diaphragm can be used safely while breastfeeding and does not reduce sexual sensations. That being said, they are only about sixty to eighty percent effective.

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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here