Talk to an Understanding Paragard Lawyer about Filing a Claim
Were you injured by the Paragard intrauterine device (IUD)? If so, you may be able to bring a Paragard IUD lawsuit. While a Paragard lawsuit won’t take away the pain and stress you’ve suffered, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Many women who trustingly used this birth-control device have been injured by its dangerous side effects.
A variety of problems have been reported by users of this medical device — from breaking apart inside the body, to puncturing the uterus, to causing infections that can potentially result in sterility.
And although the Paragard IUD is FDA approved, that is small comfort for women who have had to undergo emergency surgeries and other invasive treatments because of it.
If you’ve been hurt by the Paragard IUD, our Houston law firm will investigate your case to see whether you might have a legal claim. Call a knowledgeable Paragard lawyer at the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant today to schedule a free consultation. We can be reached at (713) 973-8888.
Your health shouldn’t be compromised by a defective medical device. If you’ve suffered a Paragard IUD injury, contact a skilled Paragard attorney today.
Serious Side Effects of Using the Paragard IUD
The Paragard IUD is a T-shaped device that a doctor inserts in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The plastic device is wrapped with copper, which basically acts as a spermicide. Because the Paragard IUD doesn’t use hormones, it has generally been thought to be safer than hormonal birth control methods. Unfortunately, though, the Paragard IUD has numerous side effects. Common ones include spotting between menstrual periods and longer and heavier periods.
More serious effects, as described in the device-maker’s own literature, include:
- Perforation of the uterus. A break in the uterine wall can result in infection, scarring and organ damage. When perforation happens, surgery may be necessary to remove the IUD.
- The device may become stuck in the uterus, making it difficult to remove. Again, invasive surgery may be necessary to remove it.
- The Paragard IUD can fall out, either completely or partially. In either case, women who don’t know it has fallen out can become pregnant.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease, which is an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes and other nearby organs. In serious cases it can cause chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy or infertility. In some instances, surgery or even hysterectomy is the result. There have also been rare instances of death caused by PID.
Other problems from using the Paragard IUD can include:
- Allergic reactions
- Pain during sex
- Vaginal infections or discharge.
You Have the Right to Pursue Compensation if You Have Been Hurt When Using the Paragard IUD
You can see that the side effects of the Paragard IUD can be dangerous. While many people don’t experience problems with it, for the ones who do, the pain can be debilitating. Speak to an experienced Paragard lawyer who will review your case if you have been injured by this defective medical device or were injured because it was negligently implanted.
Call Terry Bryant Law at (713) 973-8888. We provide free consultations to help our valued clients understand their options.
Understanding What Your Paragard Lawsuit Settlement Amount Could Be
The amount of compensation you might get in a Paragard lawsuit settlement depends upon the seriousness of your injuries and other specific facts in your case. How much you might get is based on the damages, or losses, you suffered. Some of the typical damages that might be awarded in defective medical devices lawsuits include the following:
- Medical expenses such as doctor visits, hospital costs, surgeries, diagnostics such as ultrasound, and prescription and over-the-counter drug costs.
- Lost wages if you miss time at work because of your Paragard IUD injuries.
- Pain and suffering, which takes into account possible long-term physical pain and emotional suffering and trauma.
It’s impossible to say how much your Paragard lawsuit settlement amount might be without understanding the details of your injury. An experienced Paragard lawyer from our firm can provide more specific information after assessing your case. Call the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant at (713) 973-8888 for a free consultation.
How Do I Know Whether I Have a Paragard IUD Lawsuit Case?
If you used the Paragard IUD and it shattered in your body, caused an infection or otherwise injured you, you may have a defective medical device claim against the manufacturer. In some cases, the doctor who implanted the device may also be held liable if the insertion was done incorrectly, causing the device to harm you. Improper insertion can be a reason for the IUD to penetrate the uterus or other organs.
It’s important to speak with a Paragard attorney about all the details of your case. Our attorney will investigate and help you understand your options for bringing a Paragard IUD lawsuit. Call us today at (713) 973-8888 to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Who Is Responsible for Making the Paragard IUD?
The Cooper Companies own and manufacture the Paragard IUD. The medical device company bought rights to the IUD from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in 2017. The purchase price for the device was an astronomical $1.1 billion.
As you can see from that dollar amount, medical devices are big business. The companies that make them get rich off of the people that rely on these devices to treat health conditions or, in the case of the Paragard IUD, to prevent pregnancy. But big drug and medical device manufacturers should be held responsible when their defective products injure people. We can help you hold them responsible for your injuries.
You can speak with a Paragard attorney by calling our Houston law firm at (713) 973-8888 or filling out our online form. Terry Bryant is a former Texas judge who has practiced law in the state for more than 30 years. He and the firm’s other attorneys have extensive experience taking on defective medical device cases. We will fight for your right to compensation when you have been injured.
Get Advice from Our Knowledgeable Paragard Attorney in Houston
You shouldn’t wait to speak to a Paragard attorney if you’ve been injured by the IUD. If you wait too long, you will most likely lose the opportunity to bring a claim. You will miss out on getting possible compensation for what you have suffered. Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for filing defective medical devices lawsuits. This means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a Paragard IUD lawsuit.
Don’t let time run out on you. A Paragard attorney from the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant in Houston can look at the circumstances of your injury and advise you whether you might have a Paragard IUD lawsuit. We will also explain your options for potentially joining a class action lawsuit. A class action suit is a legal claim brought by a large group of people who have been harmed by the same defective medical device.
Contact our law firm today by calling (713) 973-8888. We provide free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose and possibly much to gain.