Paragard® is a popular intrauterine device (IUD) used as a form of long-term birth control in women. The device is implanted into the uterus for up to 10 years to prevent pregnancies. The Paragard® IUD is a flexible “T” shaped device made of plastic. Wrapped around the device is copper, which is slowly released into the uterus preventing pregnancy by interfering with sperm motility, implantation and fertilization of eggs.
The Paragard® IUD has been a popular choice among women because it is hormone free and doesn’t pose the same risks of blood clots as the other hormone-containing IUD’s. Originally manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and recently sold to Cooper Companies, Inc. for $1.1 Billion, Paragard® was first approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1984 and made it to the market four years later. It has since been recommended for use in a greater pool of women.
Many women have filed complaints of severe complications the Paragard® IUD has caused when attempts have been made to remove the device. For years, there have been false and misleading representations about the device’s safety, including indications that the birth control implant is supposed to be completely reversible and allow women to have children in the future. However, increasing evidence suggests that known side effects of the Paragard® IUD were not adequately disclosed to consumers or the medical community.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
An article published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Open Journal of Clinical & Medical Case Reports*, detailed the stories of many women who had received Paragard® copper IUD’s and subsequently suffered severe and devastating complications during removal. Symptoms and side effects resulting from the removal of the Paragard® copper IUD include, but are not limited to:
Device Migration or Movement
Inflammation from Copper Wire
Perforation of Uterus
Since 2010, the FDA has received more than 1,600 reports of Paragard® complications where the copper IUD broke or fractured, including at least 700 serious injuries.
Women like you are already filing lawsuits. A Nebraska woman Stephanie Ideus was one of the people who filed a suit against Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2016. During her Paragard® IUD removal, the device broke and imbedded in her uterus, and she required surgery to have it removed, according to her complaint. Despite all these reports of Paragard® IUD complications due to breakage issues, the device still remains on the market.
If you or a loved one have suffered severe complications during removal of a Paragard® copper IUD device; you need to speak up! You might be eligible for financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Don’t suffer in silence. Fill out a no-cost claim review to see if you are eligible to receive compensation. – complete the free and easy claim review form today.
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