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Injuries Caused by Paragard IUD : Lawsuits Filed

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Dozens of women have brought such lawsuits against the manufacturer of Paragard T 380A IUD which have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Northern District of Georgia. These lawsuits claim that Teva Pharmaceuticals manufactured a defective contraceptive device and failed to warn physicians about the risk of the device fracturing upon removal, and knowingly marketed the device as safe and easy to remove.

Paragard Example – Paragard Official Site

What is Paragard?

The Paragard IUD is a hormone free form of birth control made of polyethylene wrapped in copper wire. Approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1984, since 1994, Paragard has been approved for up to 10 years of use. The copper in Paragard causes a spermicide effect that is said to have more than a 99 percent effectiveness rate for preventing pregnancy, and also functions as emergency contraception if implanted within five days after unprotected sex.

Recovering Damages in a Paragard Lawsuit

Many of the negligence claims being made against Teva Pharmaceuticals allege that Paragard had a defective design, manufacturing defect, and improper labeling. Law firms are currently accepting cases from Paragard victims who sustained the following injuries:

Some of the monetary damages those injured by the Paragard IUD could be eligible to recover include:

Some Paragard users needed surgery following a failed removal of the device. These surgeries include hysterectomy, caesarian, and other exploratory surgery to locate and remove fractured IUD pieces still inside their bodies.

Other IUD Products That Have Failed

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as a result of the Paragard we can help.  Contact the attorneys of Childers, Schlueter & Smith for a free case evaluation and consultation. Our experienced attorneys will work closely with you and fight for the maximum compensation on your behalf.

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