Paragard Removal Complications May Include Copper IUD Breaking or Fracturing
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are now reviewing Paragard IUD removal lawsuits for women who have suffered injuries and complications after the long-acting birth control implant broke, fractured or embedded in their bodies.
These problems have been reported after women attempted to have Paragard removed, with doctors finding:
- IUD Arms Embedded in the Uterine Wall
- Fractured or Broken IUD Pieces That Could Not Be Removed
- Migration of the IUD Outside the Uterus
- Organ Perforation
- Other Removal Complications
Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided by our product liability lawyers to help determine whether financial compensation may be available for Paragard removal complications.
ParaGard IUD Problems
The ParaGard IUD was first approved in the U.S. in 1984 and hit the U.S. market in 1988, sold by GynoPharma. The small T-shaped plastic device is wrapped in copper coils, and inserted into the uterus to disrupt the sperm and eggs, preventing pregnancy for up to 10 years.
The device has gone through a chain of ownership which has included Ortho-McNeil, Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and was most recently sold to The Cooper Companies’ CooperSurgical division in 2017 for about $1.1 billion.
FDA data indicates the agency has received more than 1,600 adverse event reports of the ParaGard IUD fracturing, which includes more than 700 reports of serious complications.
The complications appear to occur frequently when healthcare providers try to remove the Paragard IUD, with arms breaking off or becoming embedded in the uterus. In a number of cases, women are left with small IUD pieces inside their body that are difficult to locate, even harder to remove, and may migrate to other areas, like the stomach, where they could potentially puncture organs and cause other complications.
ParaGard IUD Injury Lawyers
Paragard IUD was marketed and sold as a safe and reversible form of birth control, which women expect to be able to remove after 10 years and allow them to conceive children. However, devastating injuries have required many women undergo a total hysterectomy or other invasive surgery that may prevent them from having children in the future or delivering through a vaginal birth.
The ParaGard IUD lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential claims for women nationwide, as it appears that the device was not sufficiently tested and failed to carry adequate warnings for patients and healthcare professionals about the risk of fracturing and breakages, particularly during removal.
If you or a family member suffered injuries due to a ParaGard IUD fracture, request a free consultation and claim evaluation. All claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, and there are never any out-of-pocket expenses and no fees unless a recovery is obtained.