Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are rising in popularity as a form of birth control. The reason for this rise in popularity is due in large part to the ease of use of IUDs.
Unlike birth control pills, an IUD does not require any action after implantation to prevent pregnancy. However, this does not mean that there is no risk associated with using an IUD.
Of course, when you select an IUD, you trust that the manufacturer has taken measures to ensure that it is not only effective and easy to use but also that it is safe and dependable. It is a product after all.
Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case.
One IUD, called Paragard, has been linked to negative side effects and health risks for users. Sometimes, these risks result in long-lasting and even permanent effects.
Have you or a loved one experienced complications in connection with the use of this product? If so, contact a Paragard IUD lawsuit lawyer as soon as possible.
The Paragard IUD class action lawsuit attorneys at Gerling Law can evaluate your claims and help you determine how you can move forward. Give us a call today to see what we can do to help you recover.
What Is Paragard?
According to the Mayo Clinic, Paragard is an IUD that can provide long-term birth control.
It is a T-shaped, hormone-free device made of flexible plastic. But what differentiates Paragard from many other IUDs on the market is a thin layer of copper. In fact, Paragard is the only copper IUD available in the United States.
The copper layer coils around the device and produces an inflammatory reaction that is toxic to sperm and ova (eggs). This reaction prevents sperm from reaching an egg and fertilizing it, thereby preventing pregnancy.
The device is implanted inside the uterus but is removable. However, it is designed to be able to remain in place for up to 10 years.
Nevertheless, complications can, and do, arise. When they do, contact an experienced attorney to discuss the possibility of a Paragard copper IUD lawsuit today.
Common Issues Caused by Paragard
Thousands of women have reported issues with their Paragard IUDs. The issues range from side effects, such as bleeding and cramps, to injuries during the removal of the device. But more severe complications may also arise.
Commonly reported Paragard complications include:
- IUD device migration,
- Pelvic pain,
- Perforation of the uterus,
- Organ damage,
- IUD expulsion,
- IUD breakage,
- Scarring, and
- Internal inflammation.
If part of the Paragard IUD breaks, you may have to undergo invasive medical procedures to retrieve the pieces of the device. This is sometimes relatively simple. However, in extreme cases, women may have to undergo a full hysterectomy to remove the broken IUD pieces.
If you have experienced any of these side effects or complications in connection with your use of the Paragard IUD, contact an attorney today to discuss how you can file a Paragard IUD lawsuit and get the compensation you deserve.
Paragard Adverse Events Statistics
You might be wondering just how common adverse events related to the use of Paragard are. If you have experienced Paragard complications, know you are not alone.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a database called the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS) to monitor the adverse effects of marketed products.
Since its introduction to consumers in 1989, there have been over 40,000 cases of adverse events reported in the FAERS database in connection with Paragard use. Over 16,000 of the cases were considered “serious.” Even more concerning, 15 cases resulted in death. In 2019 alone, there were 7,159 reported Paragard adverse effects.
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Why Hire a Paragard IUD Class Action Lawsuit Attorney?
The thought of filing a lawsuit can be intimidating or overwhelming. And in some cases, pursuing a lawsuit very well could cost you more time and money than the end result might be worth.
However, when many people have experienced similar complications in connection with the same defective product, a class action lawsuit can be a great option.
Class action lawsuits provide an avenue for groups of similarly affected people to hold responsible parties accountable. Whereas it may not be economically feasible for someone to pursue their own individual lawsuit, class action plaintiffs can significantly reduce their own legal costs and fees, all while still getting the legal representation they need and deserve. If you have considered filing a Paragard IUD lawsuit, don’t let the potential cost be the only thing keeping you from moving forward.
With so many people impacted each year by severe Paragard complications, consider joining a Paragard IUD class action lawsuit. By doing so, you can still pursue financial compensation for your damages, and hold Paragard accountable, for a fraction of the price of filing your own individual lawsuit.
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Contact Our Paragard IUD Lawsuit Attorneys Today
For more information on the process of joining a class action lawsuit against Paragard IUD, contact the Gerling Law injury attorneys today. At Gerling Law, we have a history of success, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in well-deserved compensation for our clients in need. We have more than 50 years of experience pursuing justice for our clients, and we will always do the same for you.
So contact us today to discuss your case and see how we can help you recover. We are open 24/7 and are standing by and ready to fight for your rights.
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