|If you believe you have experienced complications while using a Paragard IUD, you may have a claim for money damages. Please call Attorney Marilyn McGoldrick at 800-404-1150, or tell us your story online.
What is a Paragard IUD?
Paragard is a method of contraception; an intrauterine birth control device (IUD) implanted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is a flexible T-shaped plastic device with copper wrapped around the arms and the stem. It can be implanted non-surgically by a healthcare provider. The Paragard IUD is advertised to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, and will last up to 10 years. Approved by the FDA in 1984, it was originally manufactured by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. The Paragard IUD was acquired by The Cooper Companies, Inc., in 2017 for $1.1 billion dollars.
How does a Paragard IUD work?
While other IUDs use hormones to prevent pregnancy (the hormonal IUDs on the U.S. market are Mirena, Kyleena, Liletta and Skyla), the Paragard IUD emits small amounts of copper. Copper ions are associated with an inflammatory response in the uterus. The inflammation in the uterus prevents the sperm from reaching the egg. Researchers also believe the copper ions have a spermicidal, or sperm-killing, effect.
Paragard IUD history with FDA.
The Paragard IUD was originally approved in 1984 for use by women in a monogamous relationship who had at least one child. Revisiting the prescribing label in 2005, the recommendation was expanded to include all women over the age of 16 to menopausal.
More than 40,000 reports of adverse reactions have been made to the FDA since the Paragard IUD device was approved in 1984, including more than 15,000 serious complications and at least 15 deaths.
What severe injuries are associated with the Paragard IUD?
- Breakage during removal
- Device embedded in the uterus
- Device expulsion
- Inflammation caused by copper left in the body
- Device migration
- Device migration leading to organ damage
- Perforation of the uterine wall
- Infection or abscess
- Scarring of the uterus
- Scarring and damage to other organs
What can you do?
If you or a loved one has suffered complications while using the Paragard IUD form of birth control, you may have a claim for damages. Contact Attorney Marilyn McGoldrick and her team of defective drug lawyers at Thornton Law Firm for a free, confidential evaluation of your legal rights at 1-800-404-1150. Or tell us your story using our contact form for a free and thorough evaluation of your legal rights.
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