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The Paragard IUD implant has been making headlines recently for causing injuries during removal. Manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals, the IUD has been in production since the 1980s. The non-hormonal, copper IUD has been a popular option for patients, as it is one of the most effective forms of birth control currently offered.
It made news in 2016 when a Nebraska woman suffered an injury during her Paragard removal when the arm of the device broke off and embedded within her uterus. The patient filed suit, claiming that the company failed to warn consumers of the potential for breakage during removal.
Other patients have also reported the arm of the T-shaped device breaking during non-surgical removal and becoming embedded in their uterus. This complication has led to various lawsuits.
Such injuries can lead to infection, perforation of the uterus, remnants of copper left in the body, scarring, and other potential organ damage. Some damages and complications may require surgical intervention to resolve, leading to more costs and physical trauma for patients.
More failure-to-warn lawsuits are being filed across the country against Teva Pharmaceuticals. This company owed a duty of care to consumers to properly warn them and make clear the possibility of complications with the IUD so that they could make an informed decision regarding their health. Their failure to do so makes them potentially liable to pay patients’ damages stemming from Paragard removal.
If you or a loved one were injured by a faulty Paragard IUD device, one of our attorneys can help you join a class action lawsuit against the company responsible for making this item. Strong legal advocacy can make all the difference in a class action lawsuit. No one should have to suffer injuries from a product placed in their body. Contact Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, today for compassionate legal assistance.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law