Philadelphia Paragard IUD Lawsuit Attorney
If you or somebody you love has experienced complications due to the removal of a Paragard IUD, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit in order to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. At Ciccarelli Law Offices we can handle your case, contact our Philadelphia Paragard IUD lawsuit attorneys for a free case evaluation.
Background on Paragard
This defective medical device was manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals and is designed to provide a long term birth control for women. The FDA first approved this device in 1984. The Paragard IUD (T 380, T 380A, Tcu380A) is a medical device he used to provide long-term and hormone-free birth control for women. Teva Pharmaceuticals originally manufactured this device, but the birth control product was acquired by Copper Companies in 2017. The manufacturer of Paragard claims that the device is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Injuries associated with Paragard
Unfortunately, there are various side effects associated with using this device, including the following:
- Spotting between periods
- Longer or heavier periods
- Vaginal discharge
- Pain during sex
- Allergic reactions
- Menstrual cramps
- Perforation of the uterus
According to Teva Pharmaceuticals, the side effects typically wear off after the first two or three months after implantation. However, serious injuries and complications can occur that stem from the device’s reaction within a woman’s body, problems during the removal of the device, or from the device itself.
A woman can be seriously injured when the Paragard IUD is being removed. During the removal process, pieces of this device can break or fracture. This could require additional surgery for a patient. In extreme cases, the breaking or fracturing of a Paragard IUD could result in a hysterectomy.
Other injuries related to Paragard IUDs include the perforation of the uterus lining or the device becoming stuck in the uterus.
Criteria + Litigation Updates
There are various injuries associated with Paragard. In general, a patient must have sustained one of the following complications in order to be eligible to file a lawsuit:
- Must have suffered a breakage at the arm(s) of the intrauterine device upon removal OR have experienced Paragard IUD breakage prior to removal.
- Must have undergone removal or explant of the Paragard IUD OR receive a recommendation of removal for my medical professional OR have been advised that removal will not be possible by a medical professional (all within 10 years of implant)
There have been at least 32 cases filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas under judge Daniel J. Anders regarding Paragard IUD injuries. Two of these cases have already been settled.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
If you or somebody you love has had a Paragard IUD implanted and suffered from one of the qualifying injuries listed above, please contact the injury attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices for a free consultation of your case today. If you are not currently represented by an attorney concerning your injuries, we are going to conduct a full investigation into your case. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. When you need to Philadelphia Paragard IUD attorney, contact us for a free consultation (215) 228-0100.