Providence Intrauterine Device (IUD) Injury Attorney
The Rhode Island Dept. of Health discovered recently that many OB-GYN facilities in the State of Rhode Island have purchased and been implanting non-FDA approved versions of intrauterine devices (IUDs). The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has only approved certain devices such as the Mirena and ParaGard. Many of these Rhode Island facilities have used and inserted non-FDA approved versions of these devices dating as far back as 2008. While each facility did not begin the process in the same period of time, an investigation is ongoing to see how many people have been affected by the use of these non-approved FDA devices which is prohibited by State Law. Several of these OB-GYN Offices have obtained these devices from sources outside of the United States and their origin is unknown at this time.
What Is an IUD?
An IUD is a device inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy and is used as a form of birth control. An IUD is a small flexible plastic device that delivers a small amount of hormones into a woman’s body which in turn prevents or is designed to prevent pregnancy. This form of birth control is often chosen by women because it is a long lasting and inexpensive alternative to other forms of birth control.
The RI Dept. of Health on June 23, 2010 sent out a Compliance Order, which acts to prohibit any OB-GYN Office from implanting any IUDs into patients. In addition, the medical practices have been required to notify all patients who have had such devices implanted.
What You Can Do
- Contact your doctor to find out what type of IUD was inserted and discuss whether the device should be removed since its origin is unknown. The RI Dept. of Health and the FDA is urging all people with these devices to use contraception in case the IUD does not work. Do not attempt to remove the device yourself. This could cause great injury.
- Please contact our office to be advised of all your legal rights as it pertains to this matter immediately. The consultation is free and our team of Providence personal injury attorneys is ready to answer any of your questions or concerns regarding this matter.
Contact The Department of Health
For more information the Dept. of Health has posted answers to frequently asked questions and other information on its website: http://www.health.state.ri.us/. You may also call 401-222-8022 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Contact an Attorney
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. is a well-respected firm completely dedicated to helping clients who are injured recover what is due. We are proud to have served clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida for 50
years. For more information, call us at (401) 751-8855 or toll free at 1-855-RESMINI. We would be happy to consult with you in our offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida, free of charge. Or, feel free to contact us for a case evaluation.