Women with Broken Paragard Copper IUDs May Qualify to File a Lawsuit

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women who experienced a broken Paragard copper IUD during removal or implantation, potentially qualifying them for compensation for their injuries.

Numerous women who have been harmed by broken Paragard IUDs have already begun legal action against the manufacturers of this contraceptive device. Despite ongoing class action lawsuits related to Paragard, women who have suffered complications from the copper IUD still have the opportunity to submit a claim and receive compensation.

To speak with a lawyer about your experiences and start your claim today, contact the law firm of Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling our office toll-free at 1-866-806-8117, or by filling out our free claims submission form on the right side of this page.

Serious Complications Linked to Broken Paragard IUDs

Since its initial approval, the FDA has received tens of thousands of reports concerning complications associated with Paragard, including thousands of instances where the IUD broke during removal.

When Paragard IUDs break during removal, the fragmented pieces of the device can lead to various severe side effects, such as uterine damage, organ perforation, and infertility.

In certain cases, women who sustain injuries due to the removal of their Paragard IUD may require additional surgery to extract the broken fragments from their body or repair damage to their tissue and internal organs caused by Paragard.

Report: Paragard Twice as Likely to Fracture During Removal

A report published by Spotlight on America in April 2024 disclosed that the FDA had alerted the manufacturers of Paragard, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Cooper Surgical, about the potential risks of the copper IUD breaking during removal.

According to the report, the manufacturers failed to take appropriate action following the FDA warning to prevent harm to women caused by broken Paragard IUDs.

Spotlight on America discovered that in 2023, the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System received over 1,200 reports of broken Paragard IUDs, the highest number recorded in any year.

The report also revealed that Paragard IUDs are twice as likely to break during removal compared to other IUD brands. Despite these risks, lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of the copper IUD claim that women and doctors were not adequately informed about the potential for Paragard IUDs to break during removal.

Numerous Lawsuits Filed Due to Broken Paragard IUDs

As of May 2024, more than 2,500 lawsuits have been filed against Teva and Cooper Surgical by women who suffered injuries caused by the copper IUD.

Most of these lawsuits involve allegations that Paragard broke during removal. Many of the women who filed lawsuits also experienced severe injuries such as organ damage, uterine damage, tissue damage, hysterectomy, or device migration.

The first trial for the Paragard class action lawsuit is scheduled to take place in Georgia in 2025. Women who had a Paragard IUD that broke during removal may still have the opportunity to join this litigation or file an individual claim to seek compensation as entitled by law.

Women Harmed by Paragard May Qualify for Lawsuit

If you or a loved one had a Paragard copper IUD that broke during removal, you may be eligible to file a claim and receive compensation for your injuries.

The initial step in filing a claim is to consult with a knowledgeable birth control lawyer. An attorney can assess whether you meet the criteria to file a Paragard claim and assist you throughout the legal process.

To speak with an experienced birth control attorney about your case and start 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 the free claims submission form at the top of this page.

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