ParaGard IUD lawsuits are forming across the country.
Women across the United States are contacting ParaGard IUD birth control defect lawyers to find out their legal options after experiencing painful complications, infections, and stressful revisional surgeries related to a broken IUD arm.
If you have been harmed by a broken ParaGard IUD that required surgery, you may qualify for financial compensation through a ParaGard IUD lawsuit.
Contact us today as strict time limits do apply. There is no cost or obligation, just the opportunity to find answers to your questions.
What Is the ParaGard IUD?
A ParaGard intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of birth control that is used to prevent pregnancy by disrupting the process of conception. More specifically, these T-shaped copper IUDs are placed inside the uterus to prevent the union of a sperm cell with an egg cell by producing an inflammatory reaction that acts as a non-hormonal spermicide.
Each device is made in the USA and consists of a T-shaped polyethylene frame wound with copper wire. Two monofilament threads hang down from the device to aid in removal of the IUD.
There are two types of IUDs available for use in the United States, copper or hormonal. ParaGard’s IUD is the only copper intrauterine device approved for use in the United States. ParaGard is also 100% hormone free and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use up to 10 years.
Women who suffered health complications related to copper IUDs manufactured by CooperSurgical may be entitled to compensation in a potential ParaGard IUD lawsuit.
When Were ParaGard IUDs Approved for Use?
The FDA first approved this form of contraception for use in 1984 by women who never suffered pelvic inflammatory disease, who have had at least one child, and that were in a stable monogamous relationship.
In September of 2005, those parameters expanded when the FDA approved these copper IUDs for use in females aged 16 years and older in all stages of reproductive life.
Who Owns and Manufactures ParaGard Copper IUDs?
In 2017, Cooper Companies, Inc. entered into a $1.1 billion purchase agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to acquire global rights and business of its ParaGard IUD. The purchase agreement included a manufacturing facility in Buffalo, NY.
Are There Any Side Effects or Injuries Associated with ParaGard’s Copper IUD?
As of March 31, 2020, the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System reflects that 37,255 women and their medical practitioners have reported adverse reaction cases since 2008 to include 15 deaths. 2019 was the highest year with 7,267 cases reported.
15 Deaths Have Been Reported to the FDA Since 2008
Serious side effects and injuries reported that are allegedly caused by broken ParaGard IUDs include:
- Device breakage leading to additional surgery
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Expulsion of the device resulting in irregular bleeding
- Inflammation caused by copper left in the body
- Organ damage
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Perforation of the uterine wall or cervix
Were You or a Loved One Injured by a Broken ParaGard IUD That Required Surgery?
Women who were implanted with the ParaGard IUD and then experienced serious complications may be eligible to file a ParaGard IUD lawsuit to recover financial compensation and other damages to cover medical bills, lost wages due to missed time at work, pain and suffering, as well as other damages.
Our attentive legal team understands that the pain caused by such injuries can be felt around the clock. That is why we are available 24/7 to make sure that you have an outlet to receive your request for a free legal consultation.
You’ve been through enough and your circumstances deserve to be heard. Call us toll-free at 844-977-1900, chat with a LiveChat representative on your mobile device or computer, or submit a confidential form now.