Women whose Paragard copper IUD broke during removal or while in use may qualify to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for their injuries.
To start your claim today, contact the law firm of Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling toll-free at 1-866-806-8117, or by filling our free claims form on the right side of this page.
Injuries From Broken Paragard IUDs
According to reports received by the Food and Drug Administration, Paragard IUDs have a tendency to break when they are being removed by a health care professional.
When the T-shaped arms of the copper IUD break during removal or while the device is still in use, the broken pieces of the device may cause serious complications.
Doctors may need to perform invasive surgery such as a hysteroscopy in order to retrieve the broken pieces of the copper IUD and prevent further injury. If doctors are unable to locate and remove the broken pieces, they may become embedded in the walls of the uterus or migrate to other areas of the body, leading to potentially life-threatening side effects.
Some of the health conditions that can be caused by broken Paragard IUDs include:
- Organ perforation
- Organ damage
- Hysterectomy or other additional surgeries
The FDA has received more than 40,000 reports of complications caused by Paragard, including 15,000 reports involving women who experienced serious complications from the IUD, and at 15 reported deaths.
Lawsuits Filed Against Paragard
More than 1,700 women whose Paragard IUDs broke during removal or while in use have filed lawsuits against Teva Pharmaceuticals and CooperSurgical, the manufacturers of the birth control device.
These lawsuits have alleged that Paragard was defectively designed because of its tendency to break when being removed, and the Teva and CooperSurgical were negligent for failing to properly warn doctors and patients about the risk of side effects that can result from a broken Paragard IUD.
The first Paragard lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial in Georgia in March 2024. However, women whose Paragard IUDs broken while being removed or while still in use may still be eligible to file a claim and receive compensation.
The first step in taking legal action is to speak with an experienced birth control litigation attorney, who can advise you of your legal rights and help you to determine whether you may qualify.
Start Your Claim Today
If you or a loved one were implanted with a Paragard copper IUD that broke during removal or while it was in use, you may be eligible to file a claim and receive compensation for your injuries and medical expenses.
To start the process of filing your claim today, contact the law firm of Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling us toll-free at 1-866-806-8117, or by filling our free claims submission form on the right side of this page.
After we receive your submission, one of our female staff members will contact you for more information and to help you start the process of filing your claim.
About Hissey Mulderig & Friend
The attorneys at Hissey Mulderig & Friend have represented thousands of clients across the United States, including cases involving women who were injured by birth control products such as Mirena IUDs, the Ortho Evra patch, and the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin.