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Were you a victim of a broken ParaGard® IUD?

Paragard Can Cause Perforation and Injury Upon Removal

Our attorneys are investigating potential birth control lawsuit claims for women that were affected or injured by the Paragard intrauterine birth control device (IUD) during removal of the device. Women across the country have reported that ParaGard IUD arms break during removal surgery, which creates medical complications and requires a second, more painful, removal process.

If you or a loved one used a Paragard IUD and suffered such serious injuries, you may be eligible to file a claim in a Paragard IUD lawsuit.

What is the Paragard® IUD?

The Paragard IUD is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals.  The FDA approved the device in 1984.  The UID device is viewed as an alternative birth control device for women that prefer not taking birth control pills.

The device is a plastic T-shaped based with a copper wire coil wrapped around it. The copper wiring causes inflammation to the uterus that is toxic to both sperm and eggs.  The device can work up to ten years according the Paragard website .

The associated side effect of the Paragard IUD are as follows:

  • Heavier periods
  • Longer periods
  • Spotting between periods

The Paragard website states that these side effects usually diminish after two to three months.

A Doctor’s Removal Attempt Can Break or Fracture The Device.

When removing the device, a number of issues can occur from a device fracture or break that can seriously injure a woman.  If a device piece breaks or fractures during the removal process, additional surgery may be required that is more extensive and possibly painful.

According to the Paragard website, the manufacture admits that device removal may be difficult because “it is stuck in the uterus” and requires possible surgery for removal.

There are also reported incidents of the UID device perforating the uterus, especially after first receiving the device.

If an IUD user becomes pregnant during usage, there is a high possibility of an ectopic pregnancy.  An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants and starts growing outside the uterus.  This type of pregnancy occurs usually in the fallopian tube, but cannot develop as normal. If the ectopic pregnancy is left untreated, the mother can develop life-threatening bleeding.  If you are currently using a Paragard IUD and you believe that you are pregnant, seek professional medical care immediately.

Types of Injuries Associated with the Paragard® IUD

 

  • IUD lodged in the uterus
  • IUD perforated uterus lining or wall
  • IUD pieces migrated to other organs
  • IUD breakage leading to additional surgery
  • IUD causing infections and scarring
  • IUD causing possible ectopic pregnancy
  • IUD pieces causing pain, cramping or bleeding

Filing a Paragard® IUD Lawsuit Lawsuit May Help

If a Paragard UID was implanted in you or a loved one and then experienced serious side effects such as those mentioned above, you may be eligible to file a Paragard IUD lawsuit claim to recover damages. Contact The Olinde Firm today at 1-800-587-1889 to receive your Free Consultation.

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If a Paragard UID was implanted in you or a loved one and then experienced serious side effects such as those mentioned above, you may be eligible to file a Paragard IUD lawsuit claim to recover damages.

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