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April 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC:March 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update of the warning label of the popular implantable birth control device Implanon to include risks of device migration.Read [ Implanon Lawsuits Still in Court One Year After FDA Warning Label Update ]
March 23, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Portland, ME The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled recently that a woman who filed an Implanon lawsuit against Merck & Co. and a federally funded health center for a failed birth control procedure with an implantable device may not recover damages for an unplanned pregnancy.Read [ Court Rules Against Collecting Damages for Pregnancy After Birth Control Procedure ]
March 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
London, UK: For any plaintiff, or would-be plaintiff considering an Implanon birth control consumer fraud lawsuit, it would be useful to know that complaints against the implantable device (since replaced by Nexplanon) are nothing new. In 2011 The Guardian and Channel 4 News in the UK published a list of complaints that ranged from hundreds of unwanted pregnancies, to thousands of reports detailing adverse reactions.Read [ Implanon Complaints are Not without Precedent ]
February 24, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Santa Cruz, CA:Women seeking a long-term birth control solution have probably heard about the implantable birth control device Implanon. However, if they somehow missed the news of Implanon lawsuits and rely on reviews at online health forums, what they find may steer those women away from using Implanon.Read [ Implanon Reviews Could Steer Women Away From the Birth Control Device ]
February 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Kenilworth, NJ: Her name is Lexi and she’s a young mother with a five-month-old baby who recounts in a YouTube video what turned out to be a horrid experience with Nexplanon birth control. Nexplanon, an implantable birth control device, is essentially the same product as Implanon birth control, only with the addition of barium sulfate to aid in locating the device for removal once the birth control device is depleted, usually after the third year.Read [ Young Mother Recounts Horrid Experience with Birth Control Implant ]
January 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s been 10 years since Implanon birth control, the implantable device that lasts up to four years (three years on-label), was given formal approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Twelve years before that, a research paper described the difficulty in extracting the six capsules inherent to a Norplant implantable birth control system. Over the intervening time from 1994 to the present day, a period of 23 years, concern has been raised over such implantable devices, the difficulty involved in device removal and the potential for device migration.Read [ Problems with Implantable Birth Control Removal Known Since 1994 ]
January 13, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA: Women are used to being given a long list of side effects linked to their birth control, so hearing about alleged Implanon side effects is likely nothing new. Some birth control comes with alleged risks such as blood clots, others may increase the chances of pseudotumor cerebri, still others can increase the risk of depression. For its part, Implanon reportedly carries an increased risk of device migration. As a result, Implanon is just the latest birth control to face lawsuits alleging women were put at risk of serious side effects.Read [ Implanon Lawsuits Allege Serious Birth Control Side Effects ]
December 19, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Cleveland, OH: It's a nightmare many women don't anticipate when making a decision concerning birth control—the risk that reversible birth control might suddenly become irreversible. But that's what some women allege has happened after they received the Implanon birth control implant. Plaintiffs in lawsuits filed against the maker of Implanon say the device unexpectedly migrated in their body, making it impossible to remove and possibly rendering them incapable of becoming pregnant.Read [ Implanon Lawsuits Allege Nightmare Situations for Women ]
November 17, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
White House Station, NJ: While various lawsuits continue to allege Implanon birth control consumer fraud, the pendulum has nonetheless shifted away from allegations of Implanon problems and more solidly towards concern over acquiring the birth control device in the first place.Read [ Trump’s Win Sees Scores of Women Pursuing Longer Lasting Birth Control ]
November 3, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Columbus, OH: Women have filed Implanon lawsuits alleging problems with the birth control—including migration from implantation site—put them at risk of ongoing Implanon side effects and possible infertility. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an update to the Warnings and Precautions section of the birth control's label, alerting users to the risk of device migration.Read [ Implanon Lawsuits Allege Women At Risk of Side Effects ]
- Implanon Problems were Foreshadowed By Gordon Gibb (Oct-22-16)
- Single Mom Files Implanon Wrongful Birth Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Oct-1-16)
- Implanon Device Migration: FDA Updates Warnings and Precautions By Heidi Turner (Sep-22-16)
- Implanon Birth Control Side Effects are Nothing New By Gordon Gibb (Sep-4-16)
- Implanon Device Migration: “Where the Heck Is It?” By Gordon Gibb (Aug-24-16)
- Yasmin Lawsuit Update with Attorney Jason T. Brown By Jane Mundy (Nov-8-13)
- Yasmin Death Toll and Settlements By Jane Mundy (Sep-30-13)
- Yasmin Almost Ruined Wedding Day By Jane Mundy (Aug-6-13)
- Beyaz Just as Dangerous as Yasmin, Yaz By Jane Mundy (Sep-17-12)
- Yasmin / Yaz: 50 Deaths in 50 Months By Gordon Gibb (Sep-12-12)
- FDA Issues Warning About Beyaz and Other Birth Control By Heidi Turner (Jun-3-12)
- 651 Yaz/Yasmin Lawsuits Settled for $142 Million By Lucy Campbell (May-4-12)
- FDA Changes Labeling on Drospirenone Birth Control and Blood Clots By Lucy Campbell (Apr-10-12)
- Did Suspected Advisory Panel Bias Affect Safyral et al Vote? By Gordon Gibb (Mar-29-12)
- FDA Requests Updates to Safyral Label By Heidi Turner (Dec-28-11)
- FDA Votes to Strengthen Warnings on Ortho-Evra Patch By Lucy Campbell (Dec-13-11)
- Advisory Panel Recommends Beyaz Side Effects Warning By Heidi Turner (Dec-11-11)
- Bayer Withheld YAZ/Yasmin Blot Clot Data from FDA By Lucy Campbell (Dec-7-11)
- Yasmin/Yaz Lawsuits Gaining Momentum, Says Attorney By Jane Mundy (Nov-14-11)
- Conflict regarding the Dangers of Yasmin/Yaz By Jane Mundy (Oct-4-11)
- FDA Study Finds Increased Risk for Blood Clots with Drospirenone-Containing Contraceptives By Lucy Campbell (Sep-28-11)
- Birth Control Pills Containing Drospirenone Could Increase Risk of Blood Clots By Lucy Campbell (Jun-1-11)