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Since 2010, The FDA has received over 2,200 reports of unexpected Paragard breakage, perforation, and migration. Paragard manufacturers are now facing lawsuits alleging that they failed to properly warn patients about the potential for the intrauterine birth control device to break during or before removal.
If you or a member of your family experienced complications during removal of the Paragard IUD within 10 years of placement, or breaking of the device prior to removal, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
HOW DOES PARAGARD CAUSE DAMAGE AND INJURY?
The Paragard Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a plastic and copper wire form of birth control designed to be implanted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. The device works by continually releasing small amounts of copper into the uterus to disturb the lining and prevent egg implantation. It is a long-term, but reversible, form of contraception.
The small, T-shaped Paragard IUD is both inserted and removed by a qualified medical professional. However, the device has been found to cause issues by breaking during removal, often leading to painful complications, infections, and revisional surgeries. Other injuries and side effects associated with the Paragard IUD include:
- Perforation of the uterus
- Migration of the device
- Copper wire left in body
- Pelvic pain
- Organ damage
The Paragard IUD has also been associated with fracturing even before the device was removed, leading to similar issues and complications.
OFFICIAL REPORTS OF PARAGARD CAUSING DAMAGE
The Paragard IUD was first approved by the FDA in 1984, and since the late eighties has been widely recommended by medical professionals. However, since 2010 The FDA has received well over 2,200 reports of injury or harm caused by Paragard, usually due to the device fracturing either during or prior to removal. The breaking of the IUD has resulted in people having fractured IUD pieces still inside of them, often having to endure invasive procedures or surgeries after a failed removal.
A hospital in 2014 reported four Paragard devices which were fractured upon removal. The report states that three of the four involved devices were well under their expected lifespan for the IUD. Many other similar but distinct instances have been reported by patients and health professionals alike.
COMPENSATION FOR PARAGARD INJURY PATIENTSWomen are taking legal action against the manufacturers of Paragard for failing to warn consumers of the frequent and dangerous complications that can result when the device breaks. Many women have reported issues such as missing or broken pieces upon removal and additional surgical procedures required for removal. You may be eligible for a compensation claim IF:
- You’ve used the Paragard IUD for contraception
- Your Paragard broke during [OR] prior to removal of the device, requiring surgical removal
- Removal of the device was attempted less than 10 years after it was implanted
Price Armstrong is working to hold Paragard manufacturers accountable for the damages they have caused. If you or a loved one used the Paragard IUD for contraception and experienced issues because of a broken device upon removal, contact the attorneys at Price Armstrong for a free, confidential consultation. We will work to get you the justice you deserve.
PARAGARD® LAWSUIT FAQS
You likely qualify for the case if (1) you used the Paragard IUD for contraception, (2) your Paragard device broke during or prior to removal of the device and (3) removal of the device was attempted less than 10 years after it was implanted. Contact us today to see if you qualify.
Contact us today so we can confirm that you qualify. Our team will provide a free, confidential consultation over the phone. If you qualify, we will provide you with a standard representation agreement and intake questionnaire. These documents will allow us to begin the process of representing you in the Paragard litigation and getting you the compensation you deserve.
Studies are still ongoing to determine which the full extent of damage and complications that be caused by a broken Paragard IUD. Current reports acknowledge that the device can break prior to or during removal, and research is ongoing to discover the complete lists of risks and injuries associated with the breaking of a Paragard IUD device. Please contact us for more information and a confidential case evaluation.
This case if focused on the manufacturers of the Paragard IUD specifically, so if you used a different brand name IUD you may not qualify to participate in the litigation. Please contact us to find out more information.
Anyone who experienced issues with a broken Paragard IUD upon removal may be eligible for compensation and should seek advice from legal experts. If a family member or loved one qualifies, please call us to discuss the options available to have them included in the litigation.
Our firm operates solely on a contingency fee agreement. That means that we advance all of our costs and our time, and we only receive any fee if we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. There are absolutely no out-of-pocket costs for you to join the case and seek the monetary relief you deserve.
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If you have been harmed by complications from a Paragard IUD that broke during removal, contact the attorneys at Price Armstrong. We can help you seek justice and protect your rights throughout the process. We represent clients nationwide with three offices in Birmingham, AL, Tallahassee, FL and Albany, GA. Complete a form, start a chat or call us today at (205) 208-9588 for a free initial consultation and review of your case. Let us fight for you – call now!