Defective DrugsParagard IUD Effect Class Action Lawsuit

If you were injured by a Paragard IUD, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 to find out if you have a case.
February 16, 2022
Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of women that were injured by a Paragard IUD.

If you were injured by a Paragard IUD, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 to find out if you have a case.

Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of women that were injured by a Paragard IUD. If you suffered from injuries caused by a Paragard IUD, contact our law firm right now to protect your rights.

Paragard IUD Lawsuit

Many women have opted to have the Paragard Intrauterine Device (IUD) implanted within their uterus as a reversible means of contraception during the past few years. This T-shaped flexible plastic encased in copper wire medical device has been advertised as being 99% effective in reducing the risk of pregnancy for as long as ten years.

An increasing number of women who have suffered adverse side effects from using this IUD have filed lawsuits against its original manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals and a subsequent one, The Copper Companies, in recent years. Some of the negative experiences these women plaintiffs have endured are chronicled below. Also included are details about determining if you might have a valid claim yourself.

If you or one of your loved ones has been injured by the Paragard IUD, then it is time for you to contact one of our attorneys.

The Potential Side Effects of Zostavax

Zostavax is recommended for patients who are over the age of 50. Shingles occurs when the chickenpox virus becomes reactivated. Shingles can cause painful blisters to develop on the body. Zostavax has a weakened version of the virus. It helps activate the immune system so that the body can build up an immunity.

This vaccine is not 100 percent effective. In fact, it only works about half of the time. It lasts a maximum of six years. This vaccine does not work well for people who are immunocompromised. Many injuries can result, including Shingles and Chickenpox.

The FDA has reported that Zostavax can cause the following side effects.

  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Eye disorders

Is Merck Involved in Any Other Lawsuit?

Merck is the company that has produced the vaccine. It is currently involved in a lawsuit for the Measles, Mumps and Rubella shot. They have been accused of manipulating data in order to promote the vaccine. The documents stated that the vaccine is less than 95 percent effective. They also stated that Merck had tampered with the evidence. Furthermore, people allege that the mumps outbreaks that occurred in 2006 and 2009 were due to an ineffective vaccine.

What Side Effects Have Paragard IUD Patients Reported?

The Paragard IUD is hormone-free, unique from other similar contraceptive devices on the market. It changes the uterine lining over time, minimizing the chances of a fertilized egg implanting itself in the uterus. It also releases copper into the uterus, which stops an egg and sperm from meeting, thus preventing conception in the first place.

Many patients who have filed lawsuits have reported side effects such as:

  • Back pain
  • Abdominal discomfort, including cramping
  • Spotting or excessive bleeding between periods
  • Excessive menstrual cramping
  • Longer-lasting and heavier periods

Some patients have even received pelvic inflammatory disease diagnoses within the first three weeks of the IUD’s implantation. Even though this condition is treatable with antibiotics, it can lead to ectopic pregnancy and infertility. It can even cause a patient’s death.

Nearly double the women who have used the Paragard IUD have experienced expulsion of the device than those who used other contraceptive device brands.

Patients have also experienced involuntary expulsion of the device, eliminating their reliable source of contraception and warranting an immediate hysterectomy or surgery to address uterine perforation, scarring and embedding.

Why Have Paragard IUD Patients Pursued Lawsuits Against Its Manufacturer?

One of the primary reasons women who currently or formerly used this contraceptive device have pursued litigation in recent years is the manufacturers’ alleged failures to warn patients of the potential dangers associated with their use of the Paragard IUD.

Many plaintiffs have alleged that the IUD didn’t meet expectations of being a safe or effective contraceptive option. Other plaintiffs have blamed the device’s manufacturer for not providing medical providers and users a comprehensive listing of risks associated with using this IUD.

Medical device manufacturers and marketers have a responsibility to be upfront and honest in letting patients know about the potential risks of using their products. Consumers who feel as if they were misled have a right to hold medical device companies liable for their injuries. It’s imperative that you know your rights to do the same if your use of Paragard IUD caused you adverse symptoms.

Paragard IUD Effect Class Action Lawsuit

If you were injured by a Paragard IUD, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 to find out if you have a case.