The FDA and peer-reviewed medical studies are now reporting a startling rate of Paragard IUD complications. Thousands of women across the country have suffered injuries or complications from these copper-based IUDs. If you’ve been affected by your Paragard IUD or its removal, you may be entitled to significant money damages.
What Is the Paragard IUD?
IUD stands for intrauterine device. The Paragard IUD is a T-shaped, hormone free variation which is designed to be implanted in the uterus to provide long term protection against pregnancy. The Paragard IUD is unique in that it is the only IUD which was developed and produced as a copper implant, as the metal produces an inflammatory reaction that acts much like spermicide, preventing pregnancy. The device was originally approved by the FDA in 1984. The device was marketed as simple to implant and a reversible procedure.
Has There Been a Recall on the Paragard IUD?
No. At this time there has been no recall, even though there are now indications that it could be hazardous to those patients implanted with one. The Paragard IUD continues to remain for sale in the marketplace at this time.
What Are the Injuries or Side Effects?
Unfortunately, there are a number of adverse effects of the Paragard IUD. The device itself is known to migrate or shift out of place. This means it may pierce or embed itself into surrounding tissues. Additionally, the device is susceptible to fracturing and breaking apart. This is even more common during removal procedures.
Common injuries from the Paragard IUDs include:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Extreme pain
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Possible infertility
If you are suffering from any of the listed injuries or symptoms and have been implanted with a Paragard IUD, contact your physician immediately. You may need to have your implants removed and begin medical treatment.
New Orleans Paragard IUD Lawsuits
Women all across Louisiana and the United States are now filing lawsuits due to complications from their Paragard IUDs. Plaintiffs claim the devices are defective and prone to breakage, resulting in very serious side effects.
The Morris Bart law firm is currently representing victims of Paragard IUDs in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. If you have any questions about your legal options, call us now for your free legal consultation.
Have You Been Implanted with a Paragard IUD?
Paragard implant patients who have experienced any injuries or symptoms due to their implant are advised to contact their physicians as soon as possible. In addition, you may be eligible to seek damages and compensation. If you think you may qualify, contact the experienced attorneys at the Morris Bart law firm for a no-cost case review.
We can help you understand what legal options may be available to you to help you protect your right to compensation and damages. Contact us to learn more about our office locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas or call us today!