The copper IUD Paragard has been linked to a number of serious and potentially deadly complications that can occur when the device is being removed or while in use. Women who used Paragard and suffered complications due to a broken IUD may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.
For a free consultation with an attorney to find out if you qualify, contact the lawyers at Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling toll-free at 1-888-863-3423, or by filling out our free case evaluation form on the right side of this page.
Side Effects from Broken Paragard Copper IUDs
According to reports received by the Food and Drug Administration, Paragard IUDs have a tendency to break when the device is being removed from a woman’s body. In some cases, Paragard can also break while the IUD is in use.
When Paragard IUDs break while being removed or while still in use, the broken pieces of the IUD can cause serious and potentially life threatening complications, including infections, organ damage, perforated uterus or cervix, and infertility.
The FDA has received tens of thousands of reports of women who have suffered complications involving Paragard IUDs. At least 15,000 of these reports involved women who experienced serious and potentially life-threatening complications caused by broken IUDs.
Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Women Hurt by Paragard
The manufacturers of Paragard, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Cooper Surgical, are currently facing at least 1,600 lawsuits filed on behalf of women who were injured by broken copper IUDs. Some of these women include those who suffered serious and potentially life-threatening complications, such as uterine perforation, organ damage, or other serious injuries.
In 2020, many of the Paragard lawsuits filed against Teva and Cooper Surgical were consolidated in a federal multidistrict litigation, or MDL, in the state of Georgia. All of these lawsuits involve similar allegationsl: that Paragard IUDs have a tendency to break while being removed, which lead to potentially life-threatening side effects for women affected by broken IUDs.
The first bellwether lawsuits in the Paragard litigation is scheduled to take place in 2023. However, there is still time for women who have been harmed by Paragard to take legal action in order to find out whether they may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries.
Free Legal Consultation
If you or a loved one used the copper IUD Paragard and have suffered complications caused by a broken IUD, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.
For a free legal consultation to find out if you qualify, contact the law firm of Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling us toll-free at 1-888-863-3423, or by filling out our free case evaluation form on the top of this page.
In addition to our attorneys, Hissey Mulderig & Friend employs a team of dedicated support staff, who are available to talk with you about your situation in privacy, help you determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit, and help you schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to consult with you about your case.