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Defective Devices

Paragard IUD Lawsuit

If you or a loved one experienced painful side effects or severe injuries from using the intrauterine device Paragard, you may be entitled to compensation without ever going to court.

What is Paragard?

Paragard is a small, copper-containing intrauterine device (IUD) used for pregnancy prevention in women. Touted as one of the most effective birth control methods available, the device utilizes copper instead of hormones to prevent pregnancy over 99% of the time, according to the company’s website. The device is implanted in the uterus by a healthcare provider and is designed for long-term pregnancy prevention for up to 10 years.

First approved by the FDA in 1984, the T-shaped device is made of soft, flexible plastic that is wrapped in a thin layer of copper wire. The copper produces an inflammatory reaction that is toxic to both sperm and eggs, helping to prevent fertilization and pregnancy. Paragard is the only copper IUD available and approved for use in the United States. Common side effects include:

  • painful periods
  • vaginal irritation and discharge
  • pain and cramping
  • backache
  • anemia
  • pain during sex

Teva Pharmaceuticals facing lawsuits over Paragard breakage

In addition to common side effects listed above, there have been numerous reports of more serious injuries associated with the IUD. Since 2010, the FDA has received more than 1,600 reports of breakage from women using the device (1). The reports detail missing copper coils, missing arms, and fractured devices. Several of the women are now bringing lawsuits against the manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, claiming their reproductive organs were permanently damaged as a result of the breakage.

Teva is accused of overstating the benefits of the device while downplaying the associated risks, specifically related to failed warnings of potential breakage. The lawsuits allege design defect, negligence, breach of warranty, and that Teva intentionally misrepresented or concealed material facts about the defects and potential dangers of the product (5).

You may be entitled to compensation

If you or a loved one experienced painful side effects or severe injuries from Paragard, you may be entitled to compensation without ever going to court. We invite you to join the community of women who are holding Teva Pharmaceuticals accountable by asserting your claim. We’d be honored to speak with you.

Fill out the intake form on this page for a free and no-obligation review of your case. We’re here to help. If you do not receive a recovery through a lawsuit or settlement, you don’t owe us anything.

References

1. https://pennrecord.com/stories/511583316-la-woman-says-iud-broke-off-inside-her-uterus-sues-manufacturer-for-damages

2. https://www.law360.com/articles/421516/teva-s-defective-iud-caused-injuries-15m-suit-says