Sayville Paragard IUD Lawsuit Lawyer

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of malfunctioning Paragard IUD devices. Lawsuits against the manufacturer of Paragard claim that women who received the non-hormonal IUD have experienced serious injury and had to undergo surgeries to remove fractured pieces of the devices.

What Do We Know About Paragard IUD Lawsuits?

Paragard IUD is a small plastic intrauterine device that is intended to provide long-term birth control. It is the only nonhormonal copper IUD available in the United States. When it was introduced to the market, Paragard was advertised as an easily removeable, safe, and effective device.

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Paragard as a safe form of contraception, thousands of complaints and dozens of lawsuits have alleged that Paragard can break and lead to injuries and surgery to repair the damage. The T-shaped arm may become hard and brittle over time and lose its flexibility. This could increase the chances that the arm could snap when the device is removed.

Cases have been consolidated in the Northern District of Georgia. Voluntary reports to the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System indicate that between 2013 and 2021, there have been 3,186 reports of device breakage with 1,910 of the events deemed serious. Of the 3,186 reports, 102 required hospitalizations for life threatening complications.

Paragard IUD Injuries

Paragard devices that fracture during removal may leave pieces embedded in the uterine wall. This can cause chronic abdominal pain, pelvic inflammation, infertility, and surgical intervention to remove the remaining device. Invasive procedures such as hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and laparotomy may be necessary.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a Paragard IUD Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been injured by Paragard IUD, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

Paragard IUD In the News

Numerous adverse events regarding malfunctioning IUD devices have been reported.

One Minnesota plaintiff who had a Paragard inserted in 2017 claims that the device broke apart and had to be retrieved in pieces when it was removed. The woman sustained serious injuries and alleges that she was not warned of the risk of the device fracturing.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration described multiple incidents of IUD removal failure including the following:

  • One hospital reported 4 incidents where a device fractured upon removal with three of the devices well within the lifespan of the device.
  • One woman had her IUD removed after 6.5 years with both arms disconnected and embedded in the uterine tissue.
  • One woman had her IUD removed but no arms were attached.

Liability Law and Paragard IUD Cases

  • Patients claim that Paragard devices contain manufacturing and design defects that may lead to fracture.
  • Paragard did not provide adequate labeling to warn patients that there is a risk of the device malfunctioning during implantation or removal, which can cause serious injury or infertility.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation.