Paragard Lawsuit 2021 – File Your Claim Inside Today
An unplanned pregnancy can change the trajectory of your life and place added responsibility for another human when you’re not ready, willing or able. To this end, intrauterine devices can help prevent unplanned pregnancies by up to 99 percent if used correctly. They work by stopping sperm from reaching the released egg, thereby preventing fertilization. Intrauterine devices were once hailed as miraculous devices until decades later when women started suffering frightening complications, with some of these leading to permanent sterility and even the development of certain cancers.
Are you looking on information on Paragard lawsuit update in 2021? If you were implanted with the Paragard intrauterine device and then went on to suffer severe cramping, irregular periods, unrelenting backache, partial or complete expulsion, pregnancy, inflammation, hysterectomy and infection, you may be able to file a Paragard class action lawsuit. Please contact our experienced and aggressive Paragard lawsuit attorneys NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options. Paragard lawsuits are currently being consolidated into a MDL, or multi-district litigation, which helps streamline these cases so that each claim can be handled individually depending on its merit and the severity of the injury associated with Paragard.
Paragard Study Shows Increased Breakage Risk
A study that came out in 2015 showed that intrauterine devices had the tendency to break and migrate to other areas of the cervix or vagina. In addition, the broken IUD would have to be removed hysteroscopically or via the use of forceps or vacuum. The breakage rate of Paragard IUD and other intrauterine devices made them unsafe given their propensity to affect the wearer as well as the possibility that they could get pregnant without even knowing it.
How Paragard Works – Is Paragard Safe?
The development of the morning after pill in the 1960’s freed women to not have to worry about getting pregnant as long as they took it diligently. However, the inconvenience of having to take a pill everyday got to many women, and after decades of research, a tiny, T-shaped copper-lined spiral device took the place of the pill and freed women from having to take a tiny pill. Copper IUD’s work by inducing an inflammatory reaction in the woman’s uterus, and this acts as a spermicide which kills off any sperm, thereby preventing fertilization. In addition, Paragard installation and removal requires minimal downtime, and it is a non-surgical procedure that can be performed in minutes.
Paragard and Ectopic Pregnancy Risk
Paragard IUD has also been shown to increase the risk of an ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy that starts off in another location outside of the uterus. This can be potentially life-threatening as an ectopic pregnancy can cause severe health complications to both the mother and the baby, cause uncontrolled bleeding and lead to death.
Paragard IUD is more likely to move or break if:
- You’ve never been pregnant
- You are below the age of 25
- You have a history of heavy periods
- You experience dysmenorrhea
- You previously unknowingly expelled the IUD
- Your physician inserted it shortly after giving birth
It is alleged that the makers of Paragard knew about the potential of Paragard to move, migrate or break, but that they failed to inform consumers, thereby committing a negligent act.
Here are the claims alleged by Paragard victims:
- There exists a Paragard manufacturing defect that causes its arms to break easily
- There exists no warning when it comes to letting consumers know about this breakage risk
- Teva Pharmaceuticals and Cooper Surgical, the manufacturers and distributors of Paragard IUD were negligent because they made a defective device available for mass use, passing it off as effective and safe when the opposite was true
Mirena Safety and Risks Mirror Paragard Complications
Unfortunately for consumers, Paragard isn’t the only unsafe IUD in the market. Mirena IUD has also been shown to cause complications to the tune of 50,000 affected women. Mirena works in a different way, releasing small quantities of a hormone known as levonorgestrel, which prevents the release and fertilization of the egg. The problem with Mirena is that it has been shown to detach from its original position, leading to uterus and fallopian tube perforation. In addition, Mirena has been shown to cause pseudotumor cerebri, or PTC, which is characterized by the buildup of intercranial pressure in one’s brain, making it more likely for the individual to suffer strokes and cerebral hemorrhage.
Is There a Paragard Recall?
To date, Teva pharmaceuticals has not issued a recall of the Paragard IUD, despite the fact that there are thousands of cases pending in district courts across the country. It only issued a recall back in 2014 when it was discovered that a couple of Paragard batches were not sterile. The FDA, on the other hand, has not addressed the issue, but served the makers of Paragard with a warning letter on account of the misleading commentary present in Paragard TV adverts.
Can Paragard Migrate?
Interestingly, a 2018 study showed that the Paragard IUD could migrate and fracture on its own after years of use. This is due to the physiological changes a woman’s body undergoes over time. In one particular case, doctors were surprised to find that a 38-year-old’s IUD had fractured during a routine procedure to have it removed. It was interesting to find that the IUD had malpositioned, and the doctors stated that this malpositioning could be a possible reason why Paragard fractured so frequently in thousands of cases.
Paragard Lawsuit Settlement – Get Legal Help Today!
To date, there have been no Paragard lawsuit settlement amounts as cases are still pending in district court. If you were injured in any way by Paragard, developed an inflammatory condition, suffered an ectopic pregnancy or had to undergo a hysterectomy, you may be a perfect candidate for the Paragard IUD lawsuit intake in 2021. Please call our experienced class action lawyers handling Paragard NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options. The call is 100% FREE, and we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, which means that we use our own resources to investigate the case and try it to successful completion, and you only pay us when we win the case for you. Thanks for choosing us, and we look forward to helping you.