Paragard IUD Lawsuits
Were You Injured by the Paragard IUD?
Women rely on birth control manufacturers to provide top-quality, reliable
products that include adequate warnings about potential side effects.
Unfortunately, as of December 2020, a total of
37,389 victims have filed reports to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) alleging
defects and adverse reactions to the Paragard T 380A IUD, manufactured by
Teva Pharmaceuticals. Of that total, 15,754 victims reported serious injuries while 15 allege death.
The Paragard copper intrauterine device (IUD) is a hormone-free, T-shaped
birth control device that provides long-term protection against pregnancy.
Paragard uses copper instead of hormones to help prevent fertilization
by acting as a spermicide, helping prevent the sperm from reaching and
fertilizing the egg. However, manufacturing issues such as product breakage
and insufficient warnings about side effects have left one too many women
in a personal health crisis.
As such, our
Southern California personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes can help victims file lawsuits against
Teva Pharmaceuticals to hold the device manufacturer accountable for its
negligence. To discuss your situation with us during a
free consultation, call (714) 987-2671!
Types of Paragard IUD Injuries
Countless women reported needing surgery and suffering from serious injuries
due to the product’s complications and defects. Among the most common
types of Paragard IUD injuries reported to the FDA include:
- IUD getting embedded in the uterus
- Perforation of the uterine wall, cervix, colon, etc.
- Migration of all or part of the device to other parts of the body, leading
to organ perforation and organ damage
- Device breakage requiring surgery
- Scarring and damage
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Loss of reproductive health
- IUD expulsion or falling out of the uterus
- Inflammation or allergic reaction because of copper left in the body
- Death from any of the above injuries
How the Paragard IUD Works
The Paragard IUD birth control device is a medical product that consists
of a plastic base wrapped with copper wiring. To implant the device, doctors
insert the IUD through the patient’s cervical opening and into the
uterus. Paragard IUD patients can expect the device to last up to 10 years.
product’s website, patients are warned of the following safety information:
IUDs, including Paragard, have been associated with an increased risk of
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection, certain cancers,
a copper allergy, Wilson’s disease, or PID
If you miss a period, have persistent abdominal pain, or if Paragard comes
out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP)
- If it comes out, use back-up birth control
- Paragard may attach to or go through the uterus and cause other problems
- Pregnancy with Paragard is rare but can be life-threatening and may cause
infertility or loss of pregnancy
- Periods may become heavier and longer with spotting in between and bleeding
may be heavier than usual at first
- Paragard does not protect against HIV or STDs
We Are Your Allies & Advocates Every Step of the Way
Our Southern California personal injury lawyers are deeply aware of the
life-altering effects that women can suffer and have suffered from the
Paragard IUD. Birth control products should be safe and trustworthy for
all patients, therefore negligent manufacturers should be held accountable
for their wrongdoings.
With this in mind, you can count on the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes
to review your situation and determine if you may have a claim. From there,
we will work tirelessly to negotiate for the highest and fairest possible
settlement on your behalf, helping you recover damages for your pain,
suffering, medical costs, and more.
We are ready to champion your best interests today.
Contact us at (714) 987-2671 to