Have you been injured by the Paragard intrauterine device (IUD)? If so, you could be eligible to bring a Paragard lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your injuries. Women all throughout the country have used this device and have been seriously injured by its side effects. A number of issues have been reported by the users of Paragard, from puncturing the uterus to causing harmful infections.
Our legal team is investigating potential lawsuits for women who have been injured by the Paragard IUD. If you have been hurt by this device, our firm will let you know whether you have a viable legal claim. Call our experienced and compassionate Paragard lawsuit attorneys today to set up a free and confidential consultation.
What Is Paragard?
Paragard is an intrauterine medical device (IUD), a widely used female contraceptive. Paragard provides effective, hormone-free birth control for women. They are relatively inexpensive and are removable, should the patient want to become pregnant. First approved in 1984, Paragard is owned by The Cooper Companies, Inc. For years, the device was manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals, who sold it to Cooper in 2017.
Paragard is a small T-shaped plastic device covered with a copper wire. The chemical reaction produced by the copper creates a reaction in the uterus that prevents fertilization. Paragard is intended to provide birth control for up to ten years, and it must be inserted and removed by a physician.
Although Paragard is popular, it has also been linked to adverse side effects and severe health complications. Our legal team is evaluating Paragard injury lawsuits. According to allegations, the manufacturers of Paragard have:
- Failed to warn about its removal risks
- Failed to investigate problems with it
- Designed, sold, and marketed a dangerous device
- Put profits ahead of the safety of consumers
Types of Injuries
The types of injuries and side effects that may be associated with the Paragard IUD include:
- IUD “stuck” in the uterus
- Perforation of the uterus
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Bleeding from the vagina
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- The expulsion of foul-smelling discharge from the vagina
- Pain when urinating
- Migration of the device
- Device breakage
- Copper wire left behind in the body
- Longer, heavier periods
- Organ damage
- Loss of reproductive health
- Ectopic pregnancy
According to the device’s manufacturer, the side effects generally go away after the first two or three months the IUD has been implanted. However, severe injuries and complications can stem from the IUD’s reaction within a woman’s body. There can also be problems during the removal of the IUD or from the device itself. When the device is removed, pieces of it can break or fracture, which may require surgery. In extreme cases, the breaking of the Paragard IUD could result in a hysterectomy.
What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured by Paragard?
Any woman who has been injured by the Paragard IUD should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Women can endure long-term complications from the injuries caused by this IUD, including being unable to have children. When a company designs a medical product, they have an obligation to produce a safe product that will not cause harm to those who use it. When the device has not been designed properly and causes injury, patients have the right to seek financial compensation.
If you have suffered complications from Paragard, we recommend you take the following steps:
- Seek medical treatment from a doctor and focus on healing.
- Speak with an attorney. Our firm has extensive experience helping patients injured by medical devices.
- Gather paperwork and document your injury and medical treatments as much as possible. Be sure to record the dates of your doctor visits, when the doctor first noticed your health issues, and what your medical treatment has entailed. An experienced lawyer will help you in finding any other evidence that could be beneficial to your claim.
If you have been injured by Paragard, you should consult an attorney. Our lawyers understand the impact these devices can have on you and your family, and we want to help. Our highly skilled and compassionate attorneys will help you determine if you a case. You need to have someone representing you who will make sure you get the help you need. Do not delay.
What Types of Compensation Are Available?
The compensation you are entitled to will depend on the facts and circumstances of your particular case. An experienced Paragard lawsuit attorney can give you an idea of the potential value of your claim. You may be eligible to recover the following damages:
- Medical bills (past, present, and future) – The costs of hospitalization, doctors’ appointments, surgery, ultrasound imaging, medications, physical therapy, and all other costs associated with your medical care.
- Lost wages – Lost wages from missing work due to your injury.
- Lost earning capacity – Any income in the future you would have earned had the injury not affected your ability to work.
- Pain and suffering – Non-economic damages like pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment resulting from the injury are difficult to calculate without the help of an experienced attorney.
- Loss of consortium – If the injury has had a negative impact on your relationship with your spouse or partner, loss of consortium could help cover loss of companionship, affection, and support.
Contact a Paragard Lawyer Today
Our firm continues to investigate Paragard lawsuits on behalf of women injured by this device. If you received Paragard IUD and suffered side effects, you may have a claim. Our attorneys are committed to holding medical device manufacturers accountable for the harm their products cause. Our experienced and aggressive Paragard lawyers have a long track record of protecting victims’ rights. Call today to set up a free and confidential consultation so you can learn more about your legal options.