Women Headed to Court in Greater Numbers

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Woman dealing with a Product Liability Lawsuit in Pinellas FLThe female body is built much differently than a man’s. Women are capable of astounding things because of these anatomical differences, but, unfortunately, they also find themselves more susceptible to medical complications as well.

Some of these problems could be avoided if the manufacturers of certain medical devices took greater care in the testing phase of product development.

Currently, there are a vast number of class action lawsuits that feature only female plaintiffs for this reason.

Birth Control. There are several forms of birth control, such as Nuvaring, Yaz, Yasmine, and others, which have become the central focus of court cases in recent years. Currently, there are a number of class action lawsuits still being formed around victims who realized too late that these birth control methods can cause life threatening blood clots, heart attacks, pulmonary embolism, and Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Birth Control Alternatives. Most Saint Petersburg clinics now discuss the potential problems that one could face with prolonged use of the birth control methods listed above. However, that does not necessarily mean that, by avoiding them, these patients will avoid all risk. Instead of traditional birth control, which carries such dangers, many have turned to Mirena instead.

The product, manufactured by Bayer, is an IUD. Unfortunately, it has caused many patients to suffer pelvic inflammation, ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, and other forms of unexplained pelvic pain.

Antidepressants. This type of medication is used by men and women alike with wonderful effects. However, many women were taking the antidepressants during pregnancy as well. Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, and Prozac are among the varieties that have been found to cause serious birth defects, including (but not limited to) possible limb malformation, newborn lung complications, heart defects, and low birth weight.

Female Organ Repair. It’s not just birth control and birth defects that concern women. Injury can be a major issue for anyone and women’s internal organs often suffer in St. Petersburg car accidents or due to certain types of illnesses. Mesh slings are bodily tissue or a thin synthetic material used to strengthen organ walls when there are vaginal or bladder complications.

Unfortunately, many of the patients who have received these surgeries have been left with excessive scarring, pain during intercourse, repeat infections, internal tears, or have suffered complete organ collapse.

Consult a personal injury attorney if any of these issues have affected you or a loved one.