Defective Medical Device Attorneys in Pittsburgh
For nearly 40 years, Robert Peirce & Associates has guided hundreds of clients to successful outcomes. We are passionate about upholding the rights of injured victims, and can help you seek compensation for injuries resulting from Implanon. This device has resulted in serious medical complications for many patients. Whatever your situation, our team of Pittsburgh Implanon injury lawyers will discuss your options and work diligently on your behalf as you file a lawsuit.
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What You Need to Know About Implanon
Implanon is a birth control device manufactured by Merck. It works by releasing a gradual amount of etonogestrel, a birth control hormone, through a small rod implanted in a patient’s upper arm. While it was designed to be a safe and effective method of birth control for up to 3 years, it has resulted in several types of injuries.
Patients using Implanon have suffered:
- Ectopic pregnancies
- Unplanned pregnancies
- Device migration
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Ovarian cysts
In some cases, the device migrated through the pulmonary artery to the chest wall. Other times, it was expulsed from the body, or implanted so deeply that it was irretrievable. The risk of ectopic pregnancy (where the embryo grows outside of the uterus) increases in patients using Implanon. When marketing the product, Merck failed to warn consumers of many of these complications, leading to several lawsuits against the company for negligent and fraudulent marketing practices. The FDA has since required Merck to include warnings of all known side effects of Implanon in its marketing campaigns.
Compassionate Legal Assistance for Your Case
If you have been injured by Implanon, our knowledgeable Pittsburgh defective medical device attorneys at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. can help you pursue justice from those responsible. We can investigate your situation and guide you through the legal process. Merck should be held liable for injuries resulting from its device.
Contact us today to discuss your case with one of our experienced legal advocates.