Paragard IUD Lawsuit

If you or a loved one used a Paragard IUD and subsequently suffered complications and/or injuries, you may qualify for a Paragard lawsuit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You may qualify to file a Paragard lawsuit if you or a loved one received a Paragard IUD device, and subsequently suffered injuries related to:

  • Device fracture
  • Migration
  • Defect

The value of a lawsuit depends on specific details of each individual case, so it is best to consult with an attorney to get a more accurate estimation of your case value.

However, as recently as 2018, Paragard manufacturer Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Bayer) offered $12.2 million to settle 4,600 claims.

The Paragard IUD has been linked to a number of adverse health risks related to device migration, breaking, and device fracture.

No.

A recall of the paragard IUD has not been issued.

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Paragard IUD Lawsuit

The Paragard Intrauterine Device (IUD) has been tied to numerous complications.

Women across the country have reported that Paragard’s popular birth control device can break or fracture during removal, leading to serious injuries and further complications.

Due to the injuries and subsequent damages caused by the device, families across the country have begun to file Paragard IUD Lawsuits.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries related to Paragard, you may be entitled to participate in a Paragard lawsuit to seek compensation for the damages that you suffered as a result of you injury.

Contact TorHoerman Law to speak with a Paragard injury lawyer about your potential case or use our chatbot to receive a free, instant online case evaluation and find out if you qualify for compensation right now.

About Paragard IUD

The Paragard IUD birth control device (T 380, T 380A, Tcu380A) is a medical product used to provide hormone-free, long-term birth control for women.

Designed and manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals, the Paragard IUD is made up of a plastic base with a copper wire wrapped around it.

The reaction produced by the copper creates an inflammatory reaction in the uterus that interferes with the sperm.

According to the manufacturer, the Paragard IUD is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

The device is designed to provide birth control for up to ten years, and it must be implanted and removed by a doctor.

Paragard and other copper IUDs are a popular alternative to hormonal birth control methods.

While Paragard’s IUD is popular, it has also been tied to negative side effects and complications during the removal process.

Paragard Side Effects

The most common Paragard side effects are less severe and part of the adjustment period.

According to Teva Pharmaceuticals, these side effects usually wear off after the first two or three months of use.

Some are more severe and may require medical attention.

Side effects include:

  • Spotting between periods
  • Longer, heavier periods
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Expulsion
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Infections
  • Pain during sex
  • Allergic reactions
  • Anemia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Difficulty removing the device

Paragard Dangers & Complications

It’s important to be familiar with Paragard IUD risks if you use or are considering using Paragard IUD.

Paragard defects & complications can result in serious injury.

Common complications and dangers include:

  • Negative reactions between Paragard & the body, resulting in injury.
  • Complications during the removal process, resulting in injury.
  • Device fracture, breaking and migration during use, resulting in injury.

These complications are not assumed by Paragard users as the manufacturer failed to warn consumers of these defects and complications.

For that reason, users suffering injuries resulting from these complications may be entitled to participate in the Paragard injury lawsuit.

Paragard Injuries

Women can be seriously injured during the removal of the Paragard IUD.

During the removal process, pieces of the device can break or fracture.

This requires additional surgery that is often extensive and painful.

Some extreme cases of breaking and fracturing can require a follow-up hysterectomy.

Other potential injuries related to the device damaging the uterus.

There are reports of the Paragard IUD perforating womens’ uterus lining.

The Paragard website also mentions that the device could become “stuck in the uterus.”

This complicates its removal and could lead to further required surgery.

Women with an implanted copper IUD run the risk of pregnancy-related complications.

If a woman becomes pregnant with a device implanted, there is potential for an ectopic pregnancy.

An ectopic pregnancy is “when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus,” as defined by the Mayo Clinic.

Ectopic pregnancies most often occur in the fallopian tube and can lead to life-threatening bleeding and other complications.

Potential Paragard Injuries

  • Internal bleeding
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID
  • Organ damage
  • Damage to the uterus
  • Perforation of the uterus lining
  • Complications with pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Fatal injuries to user
  • Fatal injuries to fetus

Paragard Lawsuits Filed

Women across the United States have filed Paragard lawsuits against Paragard manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals, claiming the company failed to warn users of the risks associated with the IUD.

Teva Pharmaceuticals Failure to Warn Consumers

Many Paragard intrauterine device lawsuits allege that Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, the manufacturer of the Paragard IUD, failed to warn about the device’s potential to fracture or break during removal.

When a manufacturer fails to warn about increased risks and users suffer injuries, the manufacturer bears responsibility.

In failure to warn lawsuits, victims can earn back financial compensation for their:

  • Injuries
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other damages

Do I Qualify For a Paragard Lawsuit?

TorHoerman Law is currently accepting new clients in the Paragard lawsuit.

If you were implanted with a Paragard IUD and subsequently suffered injuries related to the Paragard IUD, you may be eligible for a Paragard IUD lawsuit.

Qualifying injuries include:

  • Injuries from the device fracturing or splintering during removal
  • Uterus perforation
  • Complications from an ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Additional complications removing the device
  • Other injuries listed above

If you or a loved one suffered injuries resulting from the Paragard IUD, contact TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation case consultation with a Paragard injury lawyer today.

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Filing a Paragard IUD Lawsuit

There are a few steps that you should take before filing a Paragard lawsuit.

These steps include:

  • Mitigating injuries
  • Familiarizing yourself with the civil lawsuit process
  • Consulting with a Pargard injury lawyer

Mitigation

The first step in filing a Paragard IUD lawsuit is to mitigate damages incurred as a result of your injury.

In order to mitigate your damages, you should:

  • Seek proper medical treatment for your injuries
  • Get an exact diagnosis of your injuries
  • Follow your doctor's orders
  • Discuss the process of removing the Paragard device, if possible, with your doctor
  • Do everything in your power to minimize the severity & effect of your injuries

Mitigation is an important step in the process of building a strong & honest claim.

Talk to a Paragard Lawyer

Before talking with an attorney, you should familiarize yourself with the civil litigation process so that you know what to expect of your Paragard lawsuit.

Then, consider hiring a personal injury lawyer to act as your Paragard lawyer.

Your state's statute of limitations limits the time you have to take legal action after your injuries were either discovered or diagnosed, so it is important to consult a Paragard lawyer right away to initiate that process.

At TorHoerman Law, we offer free, no-obligation case consultations for all potential clients.

Contact us to learn about the next steps you need to take - we won't charge you for our time and we don't expect you to commit to our firm if you do not feel that it is a good fit.

Hiring a Paragard Injury Lawyer

You should seek legal assistance from an attorney or law firm with the experience and skill necessary to win your lawsuit.

At TorHoerman Law, we have a team of attorneys with years of success litigating medical malpractice and defective medical device lawsuits.

What will my attorney do?

Once you have hired a Paragard lawyer to represent you, your lawyer will begin building a case against Paragard manufacturer Teva Pharmaceutical.

Some of the roles of your attorney include:

  • Proving liability for your injuries
  • Gathering evidence to strengthen your claim
  • Assessing damages that you incurred as a result of your injury
  • Navigating the complex civil litigation process
  • Litigating on behalf of your interests
  • Working to gain you compensation for the damages you incurred through a negotiated settlement or verdict

Your Paragard injury lawyer will take care of the litigation process so that you can focus on what really matters, recovery.

How much does a Paragard lawyer cost?

At TorHoerman Law, we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not charge our clients any legal fees until after they have been awarded compensation through a verdict or negotiated settlement.

No compensation - no legal fees.

If we do not win your case, we will foot the entire bill for all legal costs incurred.

That is our way of guaranteeing to our clients that we only take cases we believe we can win and that we are as dedicated as our clients to getting the best possible outcome from their case.

TorHoerman Law, Paragard Injury Lawyers

With over a century in combined litigation experience and more than $4 billion awarded to clients in our litigations, our results & expertise speak for themselves.

TorHoerman Law focuses on helping those injured through no fault of their own.

We are dedicated to our practice of holding pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers accountable for their greed-driven actions that put consumers at risk.

We offer free, zero-obligation case evaluations for all of our clients.

Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and your potential Paragard IUD lawsuit.

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