The process of removing a Paragard IUD is relatively simple: doctors simply pull the strings attached to the “T” device and fold the plastic arms upward. This causes the device to pop out in one piece. However, recent lawsuits have called this removal procedure unsafe. The most serious side effects of Paragard removal are the broken plastic arms that get embedded in the uterine wall or other organs.
A woman who has had to have her Paragard IUD removed is entitled ParaGard IUD Removal Side Effects Lawsuit to financial compensation for the injuries caused by this medical device. In many cases, the manufacturer has failed to adequately warn consumers and doctors about the risks associated with this device. The manufacturer’s disclaimer also fails to include other potential side effects of this device. The FDA has received more than 1,600 reports of complications caused by this device, including at least 700 severe injuries.
The FDA has yet to recall the Paragard IUD, despite the mounting reports of dangerous side effects. The manufacturer of the IUD, Teva Pharmaceuticals, marketed the device as a safe method of contraception, but failed to warn women about the potential risks. The FDA should have removed the product from the market as soon as possible, given the number of reports of severe side effects. But the company hasn’t done so.
Class action lawsuits
The failure to warn component of a Paragard class action lawsuit states that Teva and its partners knew that the IUDs were dangerous and failed to adequately warn patients about their risks. Plaintiffs claiming severe injuries or infections have filed these lawsuits. However, their cases have been denied based on the lack of evidence. While this does not necessarily mean that a plaintiff’s case will be dismissed, it does mean that the defendants did not warn consumers or physicians of the risks associated with the Paragard IUD.
The company that made the Paragard IUD originally designed and marketed it. But in 2017, it was bought by The Cooper Companies, and lawsuits allege that CooperSurgical did not provide sufficient instructions for physicians to minimize the risk of breakage. CooperSurgical is being sued under state product liability laws for not manufacturing the product properly. This can result in substantial damages for the plaintiffs. Moreover, the lawsuits will allow the plaintiffs to obtain compensation for pain and suffering they suffered.
Many women have suffered from painful and sometimes debilitating side effects after copper IUD removal. These women deserve compensation for the surgical procedures and other medical treatments. If you have suffered from these side effects, contact the law offices of Dalimonte Rueb Stoller today to find out what your legal options are. You may have lost the ability to have a child as a result of the faulty ParaGard IUD.
If you’ve suffered from the negative side effects of the Paragard IUD, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. A McDonald Worley law office can help you determine the validity of your Paragard IUD side effects lawsuit. You have only a short window to file a personal injury lawsuit, so do not delay. If you don’t act soon, you could lose your chance to receive compensation.