Nexplanon Lawsuits

Nexplanon is a birth control implant which is placed in the arm. It works over 99% of the time; it is advertised as working as well as the pill without the daily hassle.

Unfortunately, there have been reports of blood clots linked to Nexplanon. These blood clots can lead to potentially fatal events such as:

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Strokes

Nadrich & Cohen is representing Nexplanon patients throughout the country who have developed venous thromboembolism (blood clotting in the veins) after receiving a Nexplanon implant. Our Nexplanon lawyers are representing Nexplanon patients on a contingency fee basis which means we do not charge a fee unless and until we obtain a recovery for you.

Call us today at 800-718-4658 or text us from this page if you or a loved one developed blood clots after receiving a Nexplanon implant. You can be eligible for a financial recovery and we can obtain it for you.

Can Nexplanon Cause Blood Clots?

Nexplanon is an etonogestrel-based birth control implant, placed under the skin, which replaced Implanon when Implanon was taken off the market in 2011. Nexplanon, unlike Implanon, contains barium sulfate, which makes it visible by X-ray. This is so the implant can be found if it moves inside the body. Nexplanon’s applicator also allows doctors to avoid placing the device too deep into the body. Placing the device too deep into the arm may increase the risk of the device moving inside the body.

The Nexplanon implant is a small, thin plastic rod that is placed in the arm to prevent pregnancy for up to three years. It can be removed at any time.

Unfortunately, Nexplanon risks appear to include blood clots. A study published in the British Medical Journal associated the use of under-the-skin birth control implants with a 40% increased risk of developing blood clots in the veins.

Nexplanon’s label was updated in August 2015 to warn that the use of etonogestrel implants has been linked with reports of serious venous blood clotting events, including pulmonary emboli (some fatal), strokes, heart attack and deep vein thrombosis. These Nexplanon complications, unfortunately, can be fatal.

Venous Thrombosis And Venous Thromboembolisms

A venous thrombosis is when a blood clot forms inside a vein, slowing or blocking blood flow. One common form of venous thrombosis is a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the legs or pelvis.

Blood clots that break off and flow toward the lungs can become pulmonary emboli (PE), or blood clots in the lungs.

DVT only, DVT with PE, and PE only are conditions referred to as venous thromboembolisms.

Deep Vein Thrombosis Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of DVT include:

  • Throbbing pain which can worsen with weight-bearing
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Pitting edema
  • Warmth
  • Dilation of surface veins
  • Cyanosis with fever
  • A “pulling sensation”
  • Discoloration

DVTs can cause strokes in patients who have pre-existing heart defects.

Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms

Up to one quarter of pulmonary embolisms result in sudden death. Other signs of pulmonary embolisms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Coughing up blood

Grounds For A Nexplanon Lawsuit

Makers of drugs and medical devices are strictly liable under California law for injuries caused by products which are defective by design. A product is defective by design when, despite being made properly, it does not perform as safely as consumers would expect it to when it is used as intended.

Companies are strictly liable under California law for injuries caused by their products when they fail to warn about the risk of those injuries when they know or should know about the risk.

Nexplanon’s label was not updated to warn about the risk of blood clotting until several years after the device was released into the market. The makers of Nexplanon should have known about this risk, but failed to test the device enough before releasing it into the market.

Companies are also liable under California law for injuries caused by their own failure to behave as a reasonable company would under the same circumstances. A reasonable company would perform enough testing on a device like Nexplanon to determine side effects such as blood clots before selling it to the public.

How Much Do Nexplanon Lawyers Charge?

The Nexplanon attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen only charge a small percentage of any recovery we obtain. We do not charge a fee if we do not obtain a recovery. We do not charge any upfront fee.

This means you will never owe us anything out of your own pocket. You can afford our services no matter your income level.

Do I Need Nexplanon Lawyers?

Nexplanon is owned by Merck. You cannot possibly hope to beat Merck’s corporate lawyers in a Nexplanon lawsuit without strong, experienced, expert representation such as our law firm.

We have been taking on pharmaceutical companies for over three decades. We have built up a fearsome reputation through our consistent success. Corporate lawyers know they can’t win when they see our names on a lawsuit, and that’s why almost all of our cases are settled out of court.

You need seasoned pros like Nadrich & Cohen by your side if you want to obtain full compensation for your Nexplanon-induced blood clots, including compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death (if you lost a loved one to Nexplanon-induced blood clots)

California Nexplanon Lawyers

Our aggressive, battle-tested Nexplanon attorneys have been representing victims of dangerous drugs and dangerous medical devices since 1990. We have recovered over half a billion dollars for clients in that time.

We have the experience and know-how to hold the makers of Nexplanon responsible for your blood clots. Call us today at 800-718-4658, if you or a loved one developed Nexplanon blood clots, for a free consultation. You may be eligible for financial compensation in a birth control lawsuit.