Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) are birth-control devices that are placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy by interfering with the connection between sperm and egg. One popular type of IUD is the Mirena, which also releases a hormone that prevents ovulation. The manufacturer of Mirena advertised this form of birth control very aggressively in spite of its dangers, and, as a result, women were injured. If you’re one of these women, Lassiter Law of Houston, Texas will use its experience and skills to defend your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
What Types of Injuries Have Occurred as a Result of Using IUD Birth Control?
There are many injuries associated with the use of the Mirena IUD, some serious enough to cause sterility or even vision loss. Perforation of the uterine wall may occur, as well as migration of the device outside the uterus. Another condition, called pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) has also occurred and is characterized by a buildup of fluid pressure inside the brain. PTC is a known side effect of the hormone released by the Mirena. If you’ve been hurt by a Mirena IUD, Lassiter Law of Houston, Texas is ready to stand up for you.
How Much Can I Expect to Be Compensated for My Injuries?
There is already a huge settlement with the manufacturer of Mirena for $12.2 million that has settled 4,000 cases of uterine perforation. However, if you’ve been hurt by a Mirena, you may certainly still be eligible for further compensation for your related medical expenses, pain and suffering, and/or lost wages. Lassiter Law of Houston, Texas is familiar with the suffering that a Mirena IUD can cause and will thoroughly evaluate your case to get you the maximum possible compensation.
What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer from Your Houston Law Firm Do for Me?
An initial consultation with a personal injury attorney at Lassiter Law of Houston, Texas is free of charge. During this consultation, we can go over your case to find its merits and discuss it all with you. If you’ve been injured, call us at (713) 489-1580 right away and let us set things in motion. We’re here to help and give you professional representation.