Paragard IUD Lawyers
Our birth control injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, are currently reviewing lawsuits for women who received the Paragard IUD (intrauterine birth control device) and experienced complications. If you used the Paragard IUD and suffered injuries, we can determine if you are eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer.
Lawyers are Investigating Paragard Lawsuits
The IUD has been for many women, a trusted and easy form of birth control. It is a medical device that gets implanted in the uterus and remains there until a doctor removes it. Some contain hormones to help prevent pregnancy. The Paragard IUD is the only approved non-hormonal IUD for use in the United States. It is made from copper, which repels sperm and can prevent pregnancy for up to 12 years. The Paragard IUD is manufactured and distributed by The Cooper Companies, Inc., which purchased assets and rights to the device from the original makers of Paragard, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
IUD’s are supposed to come out easily. However, there are often complications with removal that can result in the need for surgery. There are also dozens of other serious side effects and injuries, such as pseudotumor cerbri (PTC), related to the use of the Paragard and other IUD devices.
Women have already filed lawsuits for injuries related to hormonal IUDs such as Mirena. Our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP are investigating Paragard lawsuits, which are similar to Mirena Lawsuits. Women who suffered PTC and injuries during the removal of their Paragard IUDs, should contact our office and find out if they can file a claim to collect damages for their injuries, pain, and suffering caused by Paragard.
The Paragard IUD Causes Injuries
For many women, the IUD is an easy, uncomplicated way to prevent pregnancy. The side effects they experience could be mild and even disappear within a few months of the device’s implantation. However, IUDs can get stuck in the uterus. When this happens, removal of the IUD requires surgery. An unsuspecting woman with no complications during the years of IUD implantation can suffer from injuries when the doctor tries to remove it.
The following injuries have occurred during attempts to remove Paragard IUDs:
- Breakage of the IUD
- Perforation of the uterus
- The IUD embedding in the uterus
- Damage to nearby organs
- Migration to other organs
- Parts of the IUD left behind in the body including pieces of copper
These injuries caused by the Paragard IUD cause pain and trauma to the women who experience them. They often need antibiotics, several visits to the doctor, and pain medication. The most significant complication that results from an IUD that is difficult to remove, however, is the need for surgery. Surgery may be necessary to:
- Remove the IUD in its entirety
- Remove pieces of a broken IUD
- Repair damage to punctured organs
- Repair the uterus
- Remove the uterus (hysterectomy)
- Remove pieces of copper
No one should have to undergo surgery that could have been prevented. If you had to have surgery to remove your Paragard IUD, you might be able to file a claim against the maker of this dangerous birth control device. Our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, are reviewing Paragard IUD claims now. Call us to find out if you are eligible to collect damages.
Paragard IUD Can Cause Severe Brain Injury
Birth control is also linked to a dangerous condition called pseudotumor cerbri (PTC). PTC mimics the existence of a tumor in the brain. It essentially means “false tumor.” It occurs when fluid collects around the brain. Certain IUDs have been shown to increase the risk of developing PTC significantly. PTC is also called ICH- or intracranial hypertension.
The symptoms of PTC include:
- Ringing in the ears
- Vision problems, blindness
- Seeing flashing lights
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
PTC, or ICH, might be treatable with medication. Sometimes, however, treatment requires surgery to decrease pressure on the brain or optic nerve.
Dangerous Medical Devices: Who is Responsible?
Laws protect people from dangerous medical devices. When they cause serious injuries, it is often possible to hold the manufacturer legally responsible for damages. If you or someone you loved received the Paragard IUD and suffered complications, the Cooper Companies, Inc. may be liable for your injuries.
Our lawyers are investigating if the makers of the Paragard IUD failed to warn women and doctors about the risks and dangers associated with this dangerous device. We are also investigating whether the makers of the Paragard IUD knew about the risks and should have designed the IUD to be safer.
Contact Our Birth Control Lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP
If you or a love done experienced complications, side effects, or needed surgery because of the Paragard IUD, call our birth control lawyers today. We are working hard to determine who is legally responsible for exposing women to unneeded risks and dangers. If you:
- Received the Paragard IUD
- Had complications upon removal
- Required surgery
- Suffered severe side effects
Call our office to find out if you are eligible to file a claim and collect damages. You can reach our lawyers at 800-403-6191 for a free evaluation of your Paragard IUD claim.
There is a statute of limitation that governs all legal claims. We can’t know how much time you have to file yours until we hear the facts of your case. Call Alonso Krangle, LLP, birth control lawyers reviewing Paragard IUD cases, now.