There are a wide variety of different forms of contraception available on the market today. One of the most commonly used methods of contraception is the birth control pill. North Carolina medical malpractice attorneys are aware that because there are so many different birth control pills on the market, it is only inevitable that some of thbirth controlese brands are marketing products that can have devastating side effects.

Taking a pill that alters the normal processes in your body is bound to have some side effects, but certain birth control pills can have serious side effects that you should be disclosed to you by your doctor before you use them as a contraceptive method. For example, some scientific evidence has linked continued use of birth control pills over long periods of time to an increased risk to certain cancers, such as cervical and liver cancer.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Medical negligence laws dictate that before you are prescribed any kind of medical treatment, contraceptives included, you have to give informed consent to be prescribed the drug or treatment in question. In order to give informed consent, your medical provider or primary care physician is required to inform you of all of the benefits and risks associated with undergoing a specific type of treatment or taking a certain prescribed drug or medication. Failure to do so could open up that medical care provider to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you were not informed of all the risks associated with taking a certain birth control pill or any contraceptive, you need the services of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer immediately. Medical lawsuits are highly fact-intensive and require a certain level of expertise to litigate properly. Attorneys well-versed in medical malpractice are experienced in fighting bad birth control pills, harmful contraceptive methods and other hazardous medical procedures and drugs.

If you or a loved one has had any issues stemming from taking a bad birth control pill or you have general questions about your rights when it comes to medical negligence, contact Campbell & Associates today for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.