Over the past few years, many women have been injured by the Paragard copper intrauterine device (IUD). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received thousands of reports of Paragard breakage.
Our firm has decades of experience litigating birth control devices and is investigating claims made arising from Paragard IUD Injury. Contact us today online by filling out the contact form on this page, or by telephone at (212) 684-1880 to speak with a knowledgeable New York defective medical device attorney.
ParaGard is a small, plastic T-shaped intrauterine device placed in the uterus to provide long-term prevention of pregnancy until it is removed, which is done after twelve years or earlier. It is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals.
The device utilizes copper to induce an inflammatory reaction, thus preventing fertilization and pregnancy. Paragard is inserted through the cervical opening in a process that only takes only a few minutes. The company’s website indicates that it has fewer side effects than other methods of birth control, but does not mention complications that many women have had.
The following is a list based on FDA reports and lawsuit filings, which include hospitalizations, general authorization:
Our experienced legal team at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman has successfully litigated cases against manufacturers of defective medical devices. Our lawyers are investigating Paragard IUD lawsuits and are speaking with women who have been negatively impacted by Paragard. Our firm has aggressively represented clients and has recovered over $2 billion in medical malpractice, mass tort, personal injury, and product liability cases.