Our law firm is currently evaluating claims for injuries resulting from the Paragard IUD device. Recent FDA studies have reported the ParaGard IUD could break or fracture. This can result in perforation of the uterus or other injuries requiring invasive surgery to remove. Reports indicate the device can also lead to complications such as infections, scarring, or loss of reproductive health. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury from a Paragard IUD device, please contact our law firm today as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
What is a ParaGard IUD?
Paragard IUD is a hormone free device implanted in the uterus to provide long term protection against pregnancy. The Paragard IUD is unique from other IUD devices in preventing fertilization, as it was manufactured with copper that produces an inflammatory reaction that acts like a spermicide to prevent pregnancy. The Paragard IUD was approved by the FDA in 1984 and easily implanted in patients with a simple doctor’s visit. The Paragard IUD was marketed as a reversible birth control device.
Paragard IUD Warnings
Recent studies have reported injuries and complications from the Paragard IUD device. The manufacturer of the Paragard IUD has recently stated the device may become difficult to remove "because it is stuck in the uterus". They added that "Surgery may sometimes be needed to remove Paragard".
Patients are reporting that upon removal the Paragard IUD device had broken inside the uterus or missing the copper coil typically wound around the plastic T-shaped base. If the device is found to have broken in the uterus previously or during removal, the patient could then be required to have invasive surgery to remove the broken pieces. A full hysterectomy may be required in some cases. Broken pieces of the Paragard IUD can lead to perforation of the uterus wall. These perforations can cause additional complications such as scarring, infections, or damage to other nearby organs. Invasive surgery will be required to correct injuries from perforation of the uterus.
- Perforation of the uterus
- IUD becomes embedded in the uterus
- Device breakage (copper wire) requiring removal surgery
- Infections or scarring
- Loss of reproductive health
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