Paragard® intrauterine devices (IUDs) are designed to prevent pregnancy. But new lawsuits claim that Paragard copper IUDs can break while inside the body, leaving plastic and metal behind — even after the device is removed. If you or a loved one had a Paragard device removed within the last 3 years and it broke prior to or during removal, you may be able to file a Paragard IUD lawsuit and pursue compensation.
FDA Updates Paragard Label To Warn of Breakage
In 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the label for Paragard’s IUD to warn that the birth control device could get lodged inside the body and break before or during removal.
While this new warning may be helpful to those considering Paragard as a birth control option, it comes too late to protect those who have had this IUD for years without knowing the risk of breakage. Paragard IUDs were made for long-term use — up to 10 years at a time — and users may not have been properly warned of this risk.
Paragard Lawsuit: IUD May Break, Leave Shards in Body
Dozens of lawsuits filed in recent years claim that Paragard IUDs can break without warning, leaving patients with pieces of copper-lined plastic inside of their bodies. These shards can then get stuck in the uterine lining or other body parts. Those affected may need surgery to remove the IUD shards.
Paragard lawsuits have stated that Teva Pharmaceuticals — the device manufacturer — and related companies knew the product could break but did not warn the public of these risks. Further, as more lawsuits are filed, attorneys believe that thousands of people may have been injured by Paragard.
If a Paragard IUD device broke inside your body before or during removal in the last 3 years, contact Sokolove Law. Our law firm has recovered over $1.7 Billion for other victims of defective medical devices, and we may be able to help you take legal action.
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