Women who were implanted with a Paragard copper intrauterine device (IUD) whose arm broke off during removal may be at risk of serious and potentially life threatening injuries. In many cases, broken Paragard IUDs may require medical intervention or even surgery in order to remove the device or treat injuries caused by the broken pieces of the device.
If you or a loved one had a Paragard IUD that broke when it was being removed and suffered serious injuries – or if you were forced to undergo surgery to remove the device or to treat injuries caused by the broken IUD – you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries and medical expenses.
To start the process of filing your claim today, contact the lawyers at Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling our office toll-free at 1-866-806-8117, or by filling out our free claims submission form located on the right side of this page.
Complications Linked to Broken Paragard IUDs
Paragard is a copper intrauterine device, or IUD, that is designed to be used for up to 10 years. When the device is ready to be removed or when a woman wishes to become pregnant, the IUD is removed by a medical professional by tugging on a thread attached to the Paragard device using instruments.
According to reports received by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the arms on Paragard IUDs have a tendency to break when the IUD is being removed. When Paragard breaks during removal, the broken pieces of the copper IUD can cause serious and potentially fatal side effects, including organ and tissue damage, which may require medical intervention or additional surgery in order to repair.
The FDA has received more than 40,000 reports of women who experienced complications involving the Paragard copper IUDs. At least 15,000 of these reports were labeled as “serious” by the agency, and at least 100 involved reports of life-threatening complications that required hospitalization and at least 15 deaths.
Lawsuits Filed by Women With Broken Paragard Copper IUDs
More than 1,000 lawsuits have been filed against Teva Pharmaceuticals and CooperSurgical, the manufacturers of Paragard, by women whose Paragard IUDs broke during removal. These lawsuits have alleged that the arms on the T-shaped Paragard device have a tendency to break during removal, placing women who are implanted with the device at risk of serious injuries, surgery, or even death caused by the broken IUD.
The hundreds of Paragard lawsuits filed against Teva and CooperSurgical have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation, or MDL, in Georgia. An MDL is designed to combine many lawsuits that involve a common set of facts and injuries in a single courtroom in order to expedite the litigation process and hopefully make it easier for women who were injured by Paragard to receive a settlement.
The first lawsuits in the Paragard MDL is currently scheduled to go to trial in March 2024. Women who were implanted with Paragard and experienced injuries caused by an IUD that broke when it was being removed may still be eligible to file a lawsuit and join the litigation in order to receive compensation for their injuries and medical costs.
Start Your Claim Today
If you or a loved one used the Paragard copper IUD for birth control and the arm on the device broke while it was being removed, you may qualify to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your medical expenses and injuries.
To start your claim today, contact the attorneys at the law firm of Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling our office toll-free at 1-866-806-8117 to speak with a member of our staff. You can also contact us by filling out our free claims form, located at the top of this page.