The only intrauterine device (IUD) approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Paragard may nonetheless carry risks for serious side effects in some women. If you are one of them, you could pursue damages through a lawsuit for your Paragard IUD complications. Our medical device liability team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can evaluate your case for free to determine if you qualify for compensation.
We Can Determine Whether You are Eligible to File a Lawsuit
The Paragard IUD has been linked to several health risks that may require medical intervention. Some are briefly mentioned by manufacturers Teva Pharmaceuticals and CooperSurgical, Inc. on the Paragard website, but you could be eligible for damages if you suffered from any of the following:
- A broken IUD
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pelvic infection
- Attachment to the uterus
- IUD migration
- Organ perforation
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- Ectopic pregnancy
Just identifying some of these conditions can rack up expenses. Paying for treatment and recovery adds further costs. In product liability cases like this, monetary compensation helps pay for diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
What Types of Damages Can You Recover Through a Paragard IUD Lawsuit?
Some possible damages could cover:
- Specialist appointments
- Imaging tests
- Recovery and rehab
- Prescription medication
- Follow-up appointments
- Lost wages during recovery
For example, you may not realize there is a problem until you have the IUD removed, only to discover an arm of the T-shaped device has broken off, or the copper coil has unspooled and remains in the body.
Removing that will require imaging tests, more doctor’s visits, and even invasive surgeries, along with the corresponding recovery process. You should not have to pay for these steps when the product was defective.
You Can Seek Damages That Extend to Your Personal Life
IUDs are, of course, linked to fertility. As a method of birth control, they are designed to be easy to remove in case of future family planning. However, an adverse reaction or defective product could mean permanent infertility, ectopic pregnancies, and potentially life-changing conditions.
Moreover, the trauma of suffering any damage from a supposedly safe medical device cannot be dismissed, nor can its effect on your relationship with your spouse or partner.
When we examine your case, we will listen to how this faulty device affected you physically, emotionally, and relationally and use that input to inform our pursuit of damages for you. We can seek compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Effects on fertility
- Other long-term effects
- Loss of consortium
Reproductive health and relationships are deeply personal parts of your life, and you deserve justice if the Paragard IUD negatively impacted you.
How We Support Your Product Liability Suit
While some product liability cases end up becoming class action suits, there is no class action suit for Paragard yet. That means your case will be litigated individually — the manufacturer’s liability will be based on your personal experience and evidence.
Most personal injury cases require you to prove negligence. That is, you were hurt due to the carelessness or recklessness of another party. You do not need to do that with product liability lawsuits. Here, you only must prove that you used the product as directed, and it harmed you.
We Can Prove That You Were Hurt Due to a Faulty Product
In addition to using factually-based evidence to support your case, we can gather evidence of your own experience, compiling records and testimony to prove what happened and emphasize manufacturer fault. To build your case, we can use:
- Medical records
- Diagnostic imaging scans
- Doctors’ testimony
- Expert consultation
- Witness testimony
Consulting with experts can be especially illuminating, explaining what went wrong to cause your injuries and lending validity to your claim. We will explore several avenues for compiling evidence to create a well-rounded injury lawsuit.
Product liability cases do have a statute of limitations, with Texas’s being two years from the date of the injury or discovery of the injury, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. However, some aspects can shorten that window, so get in touch with our team today to learn more.
We Offer Accessibility and Experience in Pursuing Your Case
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we know that choosing a lawyer is a lot of pressure. You are trusting us with your physical and financial health, as well as intimate details about your relationships and medical history. This is a working relationship that will potentially last for years of your life, and we want to address some of your apprehensions up front by pointing out what we offer:
- Free case reviews
- 24/7 call service
- Payment on a contingency-fee basis
- Experience in IUD lawsuits
Our medical device liability team has handled cases related to the Mirena IUD, a hormonal intrauterine device that has been linked with risks similar to Pargard, such as IUD migration, ectopic pregnancy, and organ perforation, as well as a condition called pseudotumor cerebri.
We can draw on that experience to handle your case, bringing attention to the risks of IUDs and pursuing damages for your suffering.
Services Our Team Provides
You can rest assured that we will give:
- Regular updates on your case
- Translation of legal terms
- Help in seeking treatment
- Settlement review and negotiation
- Lawsuit filing and trial prep
Do not Delay if Your Copper IUD Injured You
If you have any questions about filing a lawsuit due to Paragard IUD complications, contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins now at (800) 285-4878. This is an emerging area of medical device liability, and we want to help you get the justice and damages you deserve.