Paragard IUD Lawyers in Jackson, MS
Helping Individuals Injured by Intrauterine Devices
Women have been using IUDs as a form of birth control for decades. If implanted correctly and without any issues, you should be able to live your life normally without feeling a thing. However, there have been a variety of lawsuits filed against IUD manufacturers over the years after some IUDs shifted or shattered, causing serious injuries and complications. The latest IUD to make headlines is the Paragard IUD, which has been known to break and imbed in nearby organs. If you’ve suffered as a result of an IUD defect, don’t hesitate to call ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP to learn more about how we can help you get compensated for your damages. Our Paragard IUD lawyers in Jackson, Mississippi have helped countless individuals who have been wrongly harmed by medical devices they were taught to trust.
Learn more about our experience with class lawsuits by contacting us online, or give us a call at (601) 265-6869. Our goal is to help everyday people get the compensation they need to heal from injuries and complications.
What Is An IUD?
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are an effective method of birth control that involves placing a small piece of T-shaped plastic inside a person’s uterus. Though IUDs generally contain hormones to prevent pregnancy, Paragard is the only non-hormonal IUD and reduces the risk of pregnancy by 99% up to five days after unprotected sex. The device can remain in the uterus for up to 12 years.
The Paragard IUD is designed and manufactured by a company called Teva Pharmaceuticals and has been around since the 1980s, though IUDs have become especially popular in the 2000s and as early as the 90s. The Paragard IUD, which is made of copper, is one of just five IUDs that are currently available in the United States and is the only IUD that has been approved by the FDA in more than 30 years.
The IUD itself can be inserted by a medical professional using a tube to move the IUD into the uterus. Two threads are left behind for removal purposes inside the vagina. As a non-surgical procedure, IUD insertion allows patients to go home immediately after.
Paragard IUD Complications
Many of the more recent lawsuits women are filing for financial compensation specifically concern the Paragard IUD fracturing in their uterine cavity during the removal process. In many of these cases, the fracture has required affected women to get additional surgeries to fix the damage. Some have had their fertility impaired as a result. The Paragard IUD has also been associated with fractures that occur before device removal, too.
Other side effects and complications associated with the IUD include:
- Organ damage
- Copper wire left behind in body
- Pelvic pain
- Uterus perforation
- Migration of the device
Since 2010 there have been over 2,2000 reports of injuries caused by the Paragard IUD. Though we understand if you want to move past your trauma and forget this ever happened, IUD breakage can seriously impact your quality of life and result in expensive medical bills you can’t afford to pay. Some women are never able to become mothers as a result of their injuries—such damage is unimaginable and incalculable. We can handle the details of your potential claim so you don’t have to worry about brushing up on your legal knowledge.
Can I File a Claim?
Our lawyers can work closely with you to determine whether you qualify to file a claim against Teva Pharmaceuticals. Many of the more recent lawsuits claim that individuals weren’t properly warned about possible device breakage and alleged that the company misrepresented the device as being safe when it was defective.
There are a variety of unique elements to your situation that our team takes into account when calculating damages and filing claims. Some things we take into consideration include:
- Whether any warnings regarding Paragard IUD risks were issued to you prior to implantation
- If you needed to be hospitalized for surgery or infection
- If your device had to be removed earlier than anticipated
- If you had any complications during the removal process
- The reason why you chose Paragard IUD instead of another contraception method
We also encourage you to reach out to our lawyers if you’ve experienced other complications that may be linked to your Paragard IUD, including excessive bleeding or pelvic inflammatory disease. Our lawyers can fight for your consumer rights so you can receive compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. You shouldn’t have to suffer because of a defect that a manufacturer is responsible for preventing.
Call (601) 265-6869 to reach our Jackson, MS Paragard IUD lawyers and learn more about whether you qualify to file a lawsuit. You can trust our firm to put your needs first.
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