Are you taking or have you taken the contraceptive Nexplanon in the past? Have you suffered from blood clots or other serious side effects after taking Nexplanon? If so, there are Tennessee Nexplanon attorneys who can possibly help. Scientific studies have linked Nexplanon to severe bloodclots, which can possibly lead to organ damage or even death. Tennessee Nexplanon attorneys can help you receive money for your medical bills, disability, and/or pain and suffering if you have used and been harmed by Nexplanon. This article will explain, in greater depth, what Nexplanon is and how Tennessee Nexplanon attorneys can help you.
What is Nexplanon?
Developed by the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Nexplanon is a type of hormonal birth control that was first used in 1998 in Indonesia. In 2003, the drug became available in 60 countries but was not available in the U.S. until 2006. The FDA approved the drug for sale in November 2011. Currently, Nexplanon is the only silicone-based under-the-skin implant available in the United States. Other similar types of the implant, such as Implanon, have been taken off the market because of complications.
Like all contraceptives, Nexplanon is meant to prevent pregnancy. Surgically implanted just beneath the skin of the inside of the top of a woman’s arm. The implant releases etonogestrel, a synthetic version of progesterone, into the blood stream, preventing pregnancy by blocking sperm from entering the uterus and stopping ovulation. The drug is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy and can be used for 3-4 years.
Risks of Nexplanon
There are a number of side effects associated with Nexplanon, including weight gain, acne development, ovarian cysts, mood swings, headaches, acne, and pain/scarring at the place where the implant was inserted.
The most serious risk of Nexplanon, however, is related to the way it affects menstrual bleeding. According to a British Medical Journal study, implants that are inserted under the skin can increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 40%. A blood clot is a serious medical condition that can lead to organ damage and death. According to the study, the only method of insertion birth control that was not associated with an increase in blood clots was the IUD, which is implanted in the uterus.
Because Nexplanon is the only available under-the-skin implant in the United States, if you have an implant, you likely have Nexplanon. This means that you could be at serious risk. If you have Nexplanon and have experienced blood clots, you should contact your physician. You should also contact Tennessee Nexplanon attorneys, who can help you possibly receive compensation for your current and future medical bills.
Risks of Blood Clots Caused by Nexplanon
When blood clots, it becomes thicker and more congealed, a natural process that is intended to help wounds begin the healing process. However, if blood clots within a vein, it can cause a number of serious health problems. First, it can cause deep vein thrombosis, a condition that occurs when blood clots in the veins, the clots become larger, and finally they damage the veins.
Blood clots can also cause damage if they are pushed through the blood and get stuck in an internal organ, including the lungs, heart, or brain. If this occurs, an individual can suffer from a pulmonary embolism (lung blockage), heart attack or stroke, which can cause lifelong disability and death.
According to the British Medical Journal study, women who had no previous risk of blood clots developed them when taking Nexplanon. Women who were over 35, smoked, or suffered from a number of other contributing risk factors were more likely to develop blood clots and other side effects. However, the clots also formed in otherwise healthy women. Your physician can help you determine whether/how you have been affected by these side effects.
How Tennessee Nexplanon Attorneys Can Help
If you or a loved one were/are taking Nexplanon and have suffered from blood clots, Tennessee Nexplanon attorneys can help you possibly receive compensation for your suffering. This money can help you pay for necessary treatment and compensate you for time that disability or treatment has taken from you. If you have questions about this information, or you believe you have a claim, contact Attorney Group for Tennessee today. We can answer your questions and help you find the right attorney for your case, all at no cost to you. So contact Attorney Group for Tennessee today for your free consultation.