Paragard T 380A is an intrauterine contraceptive device. Paragard IUD lawsuits have been filed by women, who were injured because the device fractured in the uterine cavity. These lawsuits have been filed against Teva Pharmaceuticals and Cooper Companies, stating the manufacturer created a defective device and failed to warn doctors and patients about the risks. The number of lawsuits involving the Paragard IUD has increased many fold in recent times, and lawyers are seeking huge financial compensation for their clients. Here are some key things to know about these lawsuits.
What are the grounds for these lawsuits?
Victims who have filed Paragard IUD Lawsuits have claimed either or all of the four things. Firstly, intrauterine device had a defective design, and secondly, the IUD had a manufacturing defect. Other grounds include failure on part of the manufacturer in citing and warning about risks. A considerable number of lawsuits also state that Teva Pharmaceuticals and Cooper Companies were negligent.
What are common risks and injuries with Paragard T 380A?
The biggest concern with Paragard T 380A is that one or both arms of the device break off. An additional procedure may be required to remove the broken pieces. Depending on the condition, the patient may need procedures like laparoscopy, laparotomy, or hysterectomy. If pieces of the device cannot be retrieved, that can lead to serious consequences including severe pain during periods, infection, and even pelvic inflammatory disease. In most cases, Paragard T 380A broke when the doctor was trying to remove the IUD.
How to file a Paragard IUD Lawsuit?
There are selected law firms that are accepting Paragard IUD Lawsuits, but note that these separate lawsuits, not class action. This also means that plaintiffs will get separate settlements, depending on their circumstances and condition. However, most Paragard IUD Lawsuits will be consolidated into one MDL. In case of MDL, not all cases go to trial, but the litigation process can be expedited. There have been no settlements as yet, and Paragard T 380A has not been recalled.
If you think you have a valid Paragard IUD Lawsuit, talk to a law firm that specializes in such cases. They can guide you further on whether your lawsuit or claim will hold, and they will file the case on your behalf. The compensation, when received, will cover for the medical bills, lost wages, and suffering, but since each Paragard IUD Lawsuit is separate, amounts may differ.