Women's health has proven to be a lucrative field for drug manufacturers around the world. Products ranging from POP slings to birth control pills seem to offer the perfect solution to our uncooperative and hormonal bodies. But as with most areas of medicine, new women's health products introduced to the market have been closely followed by slews of lawsuits.
Complications ranging from blood clots or infertility aren't unheard of, but more mild side effects may not qualify for monetary compensation. To file a product liability lawsuit, certain measures must be met, the most important of which is negligence.
To establish negligence it must be proven that the manufacturer owed the consumer a duty, that this duty was breached, and as a result they were injured. These injuries must have come at some quantifiable cost to the plaintiff, in corrective surgeries, medication costs, loss of time at work, etc. If the person is somehow permanently injured, the jury can assign a monetary amount commensurable with the plaintiff's injuries.
For advice on a specific case, you'll need to speak to a lawyer who handles birth control lawsuits. Many of these attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no costs unless they win your case.
During your in-person consultation they'll discuss your complications and the effect it has had on your life. If your case qualifies for a lawsuit, your attorney will discuss with you your legal options and how to move forward with your case.