Thousands of women allege that the ParaGard birth control device caused significant injuries from migration, breakage and perforation. Call a birth control lawyer to discuss your option for a ParaGard Lawsuit.
Since the 1980s, the ParaGard IUD has been available to women as a long-term birth control method. However, ParaGard has come under fire for its potential to migrate, break, perforate or cause other serious injuries that threaten the lives of the thousands of women who use it as their primary birth control. Women have begun filing ParaGard lawsuits for the injuries they’ve suffered from the negligence of the drug’s manufacturers. A ParaGard lawyer can help you figure out your next steps if the copper IUD caused your injuries.
Why is there a Paragard Lawsuit?
Lawsuits against ParaGard allege that the product’s manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, created a dangerous medication and failed to instruct doctors on how to remove the implant without breakage. Further, women hurt by the product were not properly warned about the potential implant breakage.
Suits against ParaGard manufacturers allege that warnings for ParaGard were “vague, incomplete or otherwise whole inadequate” when it came to addressing the actual risks associated with the implant.
ParaGard is not the first long-term birth control making headlines for injuring women. Two Bayer contraception products, Essure and Mirena, also led to similar injuries and required surgery for removal.
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If you required surgery to address injuries from a ParaGard IUD, you may qualify for legal compensation. Contact a ParaGard Lawyer at The Carlson Law Firm to discuss your potential claim or lawsuit.
What are the common ParaGard injuries?
Women with the ParaGard T380A may have suffered significant damage from the birth control medication. In lawsuits against Teva Pharmaceuticals, hundreds of women allege that the defective contraceptive medication caused the following IUD damages:
- IUD breaks upon removal
- IUD expulsion or falls out of the uterus
- Migration to other parts of the body
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Organ damage
- Allergic reactions
- Severe inflammation
- IUD is stuck in the uterus and requires surgery to remove
- Perforation of the uterine wall or cervix
- Scarring and damage to other organs
In more severe cases, patients prescribed ParaGard IUDs have died from the above injuries.
Surgeries that may qualify you for a ParaGard Lawsuit include the following:
- Caesarian section
- Other exploratory surgeries
There are several other injuries associated with ParaGard that can lead to a successful claim against the company. For example, if you suffered any of the following, you should speak with a lawyer about filing a ParaGard lawsuit:
- Unplanned pregnancy and increased risk of ectopic pregnancy
- Punctured uterus or Fallopian tubes
- Stomach and pelvis migration
- Abnormal bleeding
- Stomach and Pelvis migration
Suffering from ParaGard complications can lead to devastating and life-altering consequences. You may qualify for filing a lawsuit against ParaGard manufacturers and receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call The Carlson Law Firm at 800-359-5690 to speak with an experienced ParaGard Lawyer about your legal options.
What is ParaGard?
ParaGard is a T-shaped intrauterine device (IUD) that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 12 years. The ParaGard T380A is a 100% hormone-free contraceptive that is designed to be placed and removed without surgery.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ParaGard in 1984. Eventually, the product hit the market four years later. Since it’s approval, it has been widely recommended for the U.S.
How does ParaGard work?
ParaGard works by releasing small amounts of copper into the uterus. In theory, the copper helps to prevent sperm from reaching an egg by creating an inflammatory reaction that is toxic to both sperm and eggs—preventing pregnancy. Additionally, the ParaGard IUD alters the lining of the uterus to reduce the risk of implantation.
Paragard is one of five birth control medications in the form of an intrauterine device available to women in the United States. What sets it apart from the others, is that it is non-hormonal. Non-hormonal birth control are a favored option for women of childbearing years because it doesn’t carry the risks of side effects such as blood clots. In addition, non-hormonal birth control can be used while breast-feeding.
Is there a recall on ParaGard IUD?
Despite its defects and the dangers it presents to women, the FDA has not recalled ParaGard T 380As. However, in 2019, one batch of the medication was recalled due to sterility, not breakage concerns.
According to reports, the FDA has received more than 1,600 reports of ParaGard breaking since 2010. Of those cases, at least 700 were classified as serious.
What should I expect when I contact a ParaGard Lawyer?
The lawyers at The Carlson Law Firm will begin assisting you with your individual lawsuit by determining the extent of your injuries. Our compassionate ParaGard lawyers understand the pain you are experiencing is the result of Teva Pharmaceuticals’ failure to properly warn patients about its dangerous drug. Our attorneys offer free consultations and will be with you every step of the way.
A ParaGard Lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm can help you recover the following expenses that were the result of your injuries:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional damages
- Lost wages (past and present)
- Disability and disfigurement
- Physical therapy
- Longterm care
A successful ParaGard Lawsuit will require the experience of a skilled Mass Torts attorney backed by a firm with the in-house resources to prove your case. In addition to our team of in-house nurses, investigators and fully staffed legal team, our firm has renowned attorney Ruth Rizkalla. Ruth has helped recover millions of dollars on behalf of clients injured by defective products and dangerous drugs.
Contact a ParaGard IUD Lawyer
If you’ve undergone surgery or suffered any other injuries as a result of ParaGard IUD, contact a ParaGard Lawyer at 800-359-5690 or fill out a contact form. We can help you file a ParaGard Lawsuit against manufacturers who are responsible for your injuries.
With Carlson, You’re Never Alone
You are never alone when you’ve got a Carlson Law Firm ParaGard Lawyer on your side. We offer free no-obligation consultations for you to discuss your legal options. The injuries women have suffered due to the negligence of big pharma is inexcusable. You have rights and The Carlson Law Firm can help you defend them.
Contact our firm today to find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve through a ParaGard Lawsuit.
ParaGard Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a recall on ParaGard IUD?
Despite the serious injuries directly caused by the medication, the ParaGard IUD has not been recalled from the market by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Is there a lawsuit for ParaGard?
Yes. ParaGard is linked to unexpected perforation of organs, breaking, migration throughout the body and several other injuries harmful to women.
What are ParaGard lawsuit qualifications?
The Carlson Law Firm is accepting clients who have suffered the following ParaGard injuries:
- Paragard breaks at the arms upon removal; or
- Paragard breaks apart on its own prior to removal and requires surgery to remove.
Commonly, patients will need a hysteroscopy or hysterectomy to remove fragments of the implant.
Why are ParaGard injuries so dangerous?
ParaGard IUDs may move outside of the uterus and cause scarring, infection, damage to other organs, pain or infertility. Women may also experience excessive pain or vaginal bleeding when ParaGard is inserted and may worsen over time.
What are the signs that my ParaGard IUD has moved?
Women filing lawsuits because they have experienced significant injuries after ParaGard insertions. It is recommended that you check your IUD each month after you get your period.
Symptoms you may experience if your ParaGard birth control has moved include:
- Bleeding between periods
- Heavy vaginal bleeding
- Unusual cramping beyond normal periods
- Pain or soreness in your lower abdomen
- Unusual vaginal discharge
The following are signs that your ParaGard implant has moved:
- Not being able to feel the IUD strings with your fingers
- Being able to feel the plastic of the IUD
- Your partner can feel your IUD during intimate moments
Should I have my ParaGard IUD removed because of the lawsuit?
If you are concerned about the safety of your ParaGard IUD, you should discuss your birth control options with your medical provider. These devices are expected to last for 10 years but can be removed at any time.
Can I pull my IUD out myself?
If you want your IUD removed, you should make an appointment with your doctor for IUD removal.
How long does ParaGard IUD last?
Generally, the ParaGard IUD lasts for 10 years and contains no hormones. This is why it is a popular choice for women seeking long-term birth control solutions.
How can I file a ParaGard lawsuit?
Your first step to filing a Paragard Lawsuit is consulting with a qualified ParaGard lawsuit lawyer. The next step is to provide your lawyer with information concerning your specific case. The Carlson Law Firm has a legal team handling ParaGard claims and we are ready to take your case.
How Can I contact a lawyer handling ParaGard lawsuits?
The Carlson Law Firm is available 24/7 and ready to take your call. We offer a variety of ways for clients to contact us, including by phone at 800-359-5690, or click below to start a chat. If you are on mobile, you can also hit the “Text Us” button to send us a text.
The Carlson Law Firm has represented injured clients for more than 40 years. A ParaGard lawsuit with our firm is not a class-action lawsuit. We will handle your case on an individual basis so that you are justly compensated for the injuries you experienced. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.