IUD Injury Lawsuits
Intrauterine Devices are many women’s choice of birth control. But, some women experience dangerous complications. Additionally, women were not warned of these potential complications. IUD injury lawsuits can help women harmed by these devices. Learn more in the article below or contact an IUD injury lawyer for a free consultation.
What Is An IUD?
An IUD is a small “T” shaped device placed inside the patient’s uterus. A doctor or nurse installs the IUD in a quick procedure. The device prevents pregnancy by creating an environment inhospitable to conception. There are currently five brands of IUD’s in the United States.
Types Of IUDs
IUDs are split into 2 types. Women interested in an IUD can choose from progestin (hormone) or copper (non-hormonal). IUD as a form of birth control is more popular than it has ever been.
Advantages Of An IUD
For many women, an IUD offers many advantages to other forms of birth control. The insertion of the device is very quick and may only be slightly uncomfortable for patients. The device can last from 3 to 12 years following insertion.
Effective Form Of Birth Control
IUDs are one of the most effective forms of birth control. Planned Parenthood states IUDs are one of the best birth control methods out there – with a greater than 99% success rate. Since they are very long-lasting, there is no need for a daily or monthly reminder, as opposed to oral contraceptives and other forms of hormonal birth control.
Once the IUD is inserted, you are good to go for years, or until you are ready to become pregnant. One of the biggest benefits of an IUD is that you may choose a non-hormonal option. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from using hormonal contraceptives, you may be eligible for a copper IUD. Copper IUDs are 99.9% effective in preventing pregnancy. They are a great option for those who would prefer to opt-out of hormonal contraceptives for whatever reason.
Problems With IUDs
While IUDs are a good form of birth control for some women, other women have experienced complications from the contraceptive device. It is important to know all of the risks and factors that go into choosing your form of birth control.
Disadvantages Of IUDs?
If IUDs are a great form of birth control, how come oral contraceptives are still more popular in the United States? While there are many benefits to using an IUD as a form of birth control, there are some downsides to the device.
Many women fear that the insertion process will be painful and scary. While the procedure only lasts a few minutes, it may be daunting to some women. The first few months following insertion of an IUD, whether it is hormonal or not, may bring heavy and irregular periods. Many women claim that for the first six months of having an IUD, they experienced increased cramping, bleeding, and prolonged cycles that may be irregular.
Additionally, although the IUD may last for up to 12 years, whenever you decide to have the IUD removed, you must have it professionally removed. At some point, the IUD must be removed.
Does Not Protect Against STDs
Most importantly, IUDs do not protect against STDs. With any form of birth control besides condoms, it is very important to remember that your contraceptive does not protect you from contracting an STD or STI.
Complications With IUDs
In some cases, there have been complications with IUDs. IUDs slightly raise your odds for an infection in your uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. If untreated, these infections may become very serious for some women and even lead to death.
Disappearing IUD Injury
Some women have experienced their IUD moving after insertion, rendering them less effective. In other cases, some women experience expulsion of their IUD. This may lead to pregnancy. It can also cause an IUD injury.
Broken IUD Injury
Broken IUDs are another potential complication. Although, this wasn’t disclosed to patients before the IUD is installed. A broken or cracked IUD can cause serious and permanent health problems.
ParaGard IUD Injury Lawsuits
ParaGard, the only copper IUD available in the United States, is facing lawsuits from women with broken IUDs. Some women who have had their ParaGard IUD removed have suffered from a fractured or broken IUD.
Other women have experienced pieces of the IUD becoming embedded in their uterus. When this happens, it requires invasive surgery or even a hysterectomy.
When To Talk To A Lawyer
If you have an IUD-related injury, you may be eligible for compensation. At the first sign of complications from a medical device, talk to a product liability lawyer for advice.
IUD Injury Lawyer
Reach out to a trusted lawyer at Kane and Silverman to learn more about possible next steps in filing a claim. We are here to help you, and we are on your side. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your claim.