What Is an IUD?
What is an IUD? An intrauterine device (IUD) is a T-shaped device that’s placed into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Once inserted, IUDs are one of the most effective forms of reversible birth control. Because they are implanted in the body, IUDs can put women who use them at risk of developing certain health problems, including heavy menstrual bleeding and uterine perforation.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know that IUDs like Mirena® can sometimes cause serious injuries. If you or someone you love was hurt by an implanted IUD, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering by filing a Mirena lawsuit. Contact us today at (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
Types of IUDs
There are two main types of IUDs that are used to prevent pregnancy:
- Copper IUD
Copper IUDs act as a natural spermicide. By damaging the sperm and limiting its mobility, copper IUDs are highly effective at preventing pregnancy. The metal in copper IUDs has been linked to heavy menstrual bleeding and painful cramps.
- Hormonal IUD
Hormonal IUDs such as Mirena work by releasing a steady dose of levonorgestrel—a type of progesterone—which helps thicken cervical mucus and inhibit ovulation. Mirena has been linked to serious health problems, including uterine perforation.
Our attorneys are dedicated to filing Mirena lawsuits due to injuries that IUDs like Mirena can cause. You shouldn’t have to suffer because of a birth control device that’s unsafe. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’ll do our best to help you move forward with your life.
How We Can Help
The Mirena injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough force corporations to put responsibility and safety over their profits. By making a difference in one person’s case, we strive to help prevent others from suffering the same injuries in the future. Don’t wait to get the help you need—contact our law firm today.
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