If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a ParaGard IUD, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The national law firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman is now investigating cases involving injuries and complications from the copper IUD device. Copper IUDs are also known as intrauterine devices or IUDs.
What is ParaGard?
ParaGard is a T-shaped contraceptive device made of soft, pliable plastic. The device contains a small amount of copper wire wrapped around the base, which releases copper ions into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. ParaGard is classified as a long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) device and has been on the market since 1988. In 2009, the FDA approved ParaGard for use by women of all reproductive ages, including adolescents.
ParaGard is one of two types of IUDs available in the United States (the other being Mirena). IUDs are a popular form of birth control because they are highly effective, long lasting, and reversible. Unlike other forms of birth control, there is no daily maintenance required with an IUD— once it is inserted by a healthcare professional, it can remain in place for up to 12 years.
Unfortunately, what many women don’t realize is that IUDs come with serious risks and potential side effects—including death. In just the last few years, there have been thousands of reports to the FDA detailing adverse events associated with ParaGard.
ParaGard Side Effects and Complications
The most common adverse events associated with ParaGard use include:
- Severe pelvic pain
- Persistent abdominal pain
- Perforation of the uterus or cervix
- Expulsion (device falling out)
Less common but more serious adverse events reported with use of ParaGard include:
- Ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) • Intestinal perforation (holes in the intestine) • Sepsis (serious bloodstream infection) • Uterine perforation (holes in the uterus) • Death
If you experienced any serious side effects after being implanted with a ParaGard IUD lawsuit, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. You could receive compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and more.
If you were implanted with a ParaGard copper IUD and suffered serious complications as a result, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. Compensation may be available for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about your legal rights and whether you may qualify to file a claim, contact our national law firm today for a free consultation.