Teva Pharmaceuticals and Copper Surgical, the manufacturers of the copper intrauterine device Paragard, are facing thousands of lawsuits by women who were injured when their IUD broke during removal.
If you or a loved one used Paragard for birth control and were injured by an IUD that broke when it was being removed, you may be eligible to file a claim and receive compensation.
Thousands of Paragard Lawsuits Filed in Georgia
So far, at least 1,700 Paragard lawsuits have been filed against Teva and CooperSurgical by women who were injured by the copper IUD. Many of these lawsuits involved cases where Paragard broke during removal.
In 2022, many of the federal lawsuits that were filed by women injured by Paragard IUDs were consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Georgia. Consolidating these lawsuits against Paragard in an MDL will help to speed up the discovery and trial process and make it easier for women injured by Paragard to receive a settlement.
The first trials in the Paragard MDL have been scheduled for March 2024. Ten cases were selected by lawyers representing Paragard users and the manufacturers of the IUD that will be the first to go to trial. The verdicts in these cases will then be used as a basis for settlement negotiations for the thousands of other lawsuits that have been filed.
Side Effects From Paragard IUDs That Broke During Removal
The Food and Drug Administration has received tens of thousands of reports from women who have experienced side effects from Paraguard IUDs. More than 40,000 reports have been sent to the FDA by women who suffered complications from the device, including at least 15,000 reports of serious complications and at least 15 deaths.
When the Paragard IUD breaks during removal, women may be forced to undergo a hysteroscopy or other invasive procedures in order to remove the broken arms of the IUD from their bodies. In other cases, the broken pieces of the IUD may cause damage to the body’s internal organs or tissue.
Some of the complications that have been linked to broken Paragard IUDs include:
- Organ or Tissue Perforation
- Organ or Tissue Damage
- Pieces of the IUD Embedded in the Uterus
- IUD Migration to Other Areas of the Body
Broken Paragard IUD? Start Your Claim Today
If you or a loved one were implanted with a Paragard IUD that broke during removal or caused other serious complications like the ones listed above, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries and medical bills.
To start the process of filing your claim today, contact the attorneys at Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling our office in Philadelphia toll-free at 1-855-922-3660, or by sending us a message using our free claims form at the top of this page.