Paragard IUD Lawsuit Attorneys
If You Suffered Injuries After a Paragard IUD Removal, You Need a Defective Medical Device Attorney You Can Trust. Contact Grimes Teich Anderson Today.
Paragard, a small, T-shaped plastic intrauterine device (IUD) that uses copper instead of hormones is implanted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this device in 1984, and it has been claimed safe and effective by Cooper Surgical for over three decades.
However, recent lawsuits claim that Paragard IUD devices break upon removal, causing serious bodily harm that may require surgery. Claimants also allege that the manufacturer of Paragard knew about the product defect but did not adequately warn doctors and patients about device breakage and injury risks.
Now, victims across the United States are seeking compensation. If you have suffered injuries due to Paragard IUD removal, you are not alone. Consult with the defective device attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson as soon as possible for your best chance at maximum compensation. Call our office at 800-533-6845 or submit a case evaluation form online to speak with one of our lawyers today.
What to Know About Paragard IUD Lawsuits
The Paragard IUD removal procedure is nonsurgical and done by a healthcare provider in minutes during a routine office visit. During removal, the arms of the device are supposed to fold up, according to the removal instructions provided in the prescribing information.
According to claimants, the device broke or fractured inside them as it was removed, causing injury requiring surgery such as a hysterectomy.
The central claims of Paragard lawsuits include:
- The IUD has manufacturing and design defects
- Its labeling does not adequately warn about breakage risks
- The defendant manufacturers, Cooper Surgical Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., were negligent
Injuries and complications due to Paragard IUD removal may vary from patient to patient, but they should all be taken seriously.
Alleged Injuries Resulting From Paragard IUD
Injuries following Paragard IUD removal described in lawsuits include:
- Perforation of the uterus or cervix
- Inflammations and allergic reactions to IUD pieces left in the body
- IUD migration
- IUD pieces missing or lodged in organs
- Need for surgery such as hysterectomy, laparoscopy, or laparotomy
Has Paragard IUD Been Recalled?
Paragard IUD has never been subject to a total recall and is still available on the market. However, many patients have reported issues with the device and have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer for compensation.
How to File a Paragard Lawsuit
If you were injured while having your Paragard IUD removed, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and other damages. Hiring an attorney is the crucial first step in filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Paragard. You'll also want to confirm that you did, in fact, have a Paragard IUD and that the IUD fractured upon removal which caused you injury.
It's important to act on these matters quickly and diligently as time could be limited to file a lawsuit. The defective medical device attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson, in conjunction with a team of highly-skilled national co-counsel, are here to help and ready to review your case at no upfront cost. Contact us today.
Compassionate Attorneys for Your Complex Case
At Grimes Teich Anderson, we understand patients' stress and anguish when a medical device manufacturer breaks their trust. That’s why we’re committed to advocating for the injured people of the Carolinas and protecting their rights every step of the way.
If you or a loved one has been injured during a Paragard IUD removal, you may have a case. Let the trusted defective medical device lawyers help recover the best possible compensation for you to move forward. Contact us by filling out and submitting the form below or calling our office toll-free at 800-533-6845 for a free legal consultation today.