Paragard Lawsuit: The Birth Control That Failed Women
For women searching for a non-hormonal birth control, the Paragard IUD appeared to be a good option. It had been around since the 1980’s and was successful in preventing pregnancy for thousands of women. However, Paragard has recently made headlines for severely injuring women, especially during removal of the device, many requiring surgery, and others losing fertility forever.
Now, these women are fighting back, standing up to Cooper Surgical in the Paragard lawsuit.
What is Paragard?
Paragard is a copper IUD or intrauterine device. It is a form of non-hormonal birth control that uses copper to prevent pregnancy and claims to be 99% effective. Paragard birth control is a method many women choose for continuous pregnancy prevention up to 10 years.
Placement of the device and Paragard IUD removal is said to be a minimal procedure, only taking a few minutes with no surgery required.
What Are the Paragard Side Effects?
Though advertised as a “natural” option for preventing pregnancy, Paragard has a list of serious side effects including:
- IUD breakage upon removal
- IUD migration
- Device expulsion
- Unintentional pregnancies including ectopic pregnancy
- IUD embedding in the uterus
- Infection and/or abscess
- Inflammation as a result of copper left in the body
- Perforation of the cervix or uterine wall
- Scarring and damage to other organs
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The Paragard IUD Lawsuit
The Paragard IUD lawsuit claims that the victims of Paragard IUD complications were not properly warned about device breakage. The manufacturer, Cooper Surgical portrayed their intrauterine device as safe while it was ultimately defective. The manufacturer has done the bare minimum by listing “device breakage” under their post marketing side effects but does not go as far as explaining how often breakage occurs or that it has been reported in a number of users.
Paragard complications have forced women to undergo surgery they had not initially agreed to, since Paragard placement and removal is supposedly a non-surgical procedure. The IUD has caused critical complications including dangerous ectopic pregnancy, permanent infertility, and even death.
Have You Suffered from Injuries as a Result of Paragard Removal?
Paragard took away the freedom of thousands of women. These women thought they were receiving a temporary, non-hormonal, and non-surgical option for preventing pregnancy. What many ended up with was painful, life-threatening complications that permanently affected their lives.
If you faced complications from Paragard IUD, were forced to undergo surgery, or suffered permanent infertility after using Paragard, you can fight back. Contact The People’s Lawyer to get the rightful compensation you deserve today. We have over 60 years of experience in the field of law and have successfully participated in related cases such as the Essure birth control lawsuit. Contact Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman to get free legal advice today.
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