ParaGard Lawsuits Lawyer
The IUD is a popular birth control device for women who want long-term benefits without the need to take oral birth control pills. There are several types of IUDs, and most still use a hormonal element to prevent pregnancy, but ParaGard IUDs are different. ParaGard uses copper to create an inflammatory response in the uterus which prevents pregnancy without hormones, making it an excellent choice for those who do not want to use hormonal birth control. However, there are risks to using a medical device, and in some cases, very serious consequences and injuries can occur.
The ParaGard IUD is a T-shaped plastic covered with a copper wiring. It is inserted into the uterus and can prevent pregnancy for up to ten years. However, there have been instances where this ‘safe’ form of birth control has caused irreversible injuries for the patients using them, both during use and when they are removed. Parts of the IUD can pierce the uterus or break off. Pregnancy can sometimes occur outside of the uterus, referred to as an ectopic pregnancy that poses high risks for the patient.
Injuries from ParaGard
The most notable injuries from ParaGard IUDs are when it damages the uterus or internal organs. This can occur in a few different circumstances, including:
- Punctures to the uterus during inserting
- IUD becomes imbedded or “stuck” in the uterus
- IUD migrates outside of the uterus
- Copper wiring comes loose and is “lost”
- Parts break off during removal
- Organ perforation or damage
When these complications occur, it can require surgery to remove the IUD or pieces. In some cases, a hysterectomy may need to be performed or surgery to repair organ damage. Women with serious complications may no longer be able to have children after the ParaGard IUD is removed.
If you have had serious health problems or complications when using a ParaGard IUD, you may be able to receive compensation for lost income, medical bills, pain and other damages to your life. Contact our team at Moriarty Injury Lawyer today to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible ParaGard lawsuit.