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Paragard IUD Removal: Complications, Breakage and Injury

Women have trusted Paragard to provide them with safe and effective birth control. However, a growing number of reports of injuries and Paragard lawsuits place the safety part in question. Even when the product works, it has to be removed from the body at some point. This is where thousands of women have been harmed. All too often, the device breaks when it is being taken out, injuring women. Some of these injuries could cause intense pain and require surgeries, even possibly resulting in a hysterectomy. If this has happened to you, a lawyer may help you file a lawsuit to obtain financial compensation.

While Paragard seems like a simple device, it can cause significant complications. Paragard consists of a copper coil connected to a t-shaped piece of plastic. There are strings on the end of it for when the device needs to be removed. The copper is supposed to act as a guard, producing an inflammatory reaction that keeps the sperm from fertilizing the egg.

The Plastic Can Break Inside Your Body When Doctors Are Taking it Out

At a certain point, the copper loses its effectiveness, and the Paragard device needs to be removed. However, when the doctor pulls on the string to take the IUD out, the plastic has often broken apart. Women are left with pieces of plastic in their bodies, oftentimes necessitating surgery for removal. In more serious cases, this could require a hysterectomy that leaves them unable to have children. There have been growing reports of these injuries. Media reports have detailed the intense physical pain and side effects that women have suffered from fractured Paragard IUDs.

What You Can Be Paid for in a Paragard Lawsuit

As an injured woman, you have the legal right to sue the device manufacturer, Cooper Companies, and the original designer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, for their harm. You can recover for all of your damages, including the following:

  • The cost of your medical bills for treatment connected to the broken Paragard device
  • The pain and suffering that you have endured
  • Lost wages from the time that you missed from work due to your injuries
  • Emotional distress from your injuries

Women are filing Paragard lawsuits in increasing numbers. There is now federal multidistrict litigation based in Georgia, with a growing number of lawsuits. Based on the reports of the number of women who have been injured, we expect the number of lawsuits to increase further. You do not have to physically go to Georgia to file your case. Instead, we can connect you with an attorney who can represent you there as you seek compensation.

The Company that Made Paragard May Have Known About this Danger for Years

One of the main issues in these cases is whether the makers of Paragard knew about the possibility of device breakage. The plaintiffs have alleged that this is a problem well known to the defendants for years, yet they continued to market the device as safe, and they did not issue any warnings. Medical devices should not break apart inside the body, and you may be able to recover for your injuries if yours did. First, you must speak with an attorney who can help you with a lawsuit for your injuries. You have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, so you should speak with an attorney today.