Complications Caused by ParaGard Breakage
When a ParaGard IUD breaks during the removal process, the patient may suffer from serious complications. Investigations have revealed that the arms of these devices sometimes break at the shoulder during the removal process. When this happens, fragments from the device can embed themselves within the uterine cavity. In some cases, these fragments may puncture through the cavity entirely.
ParaGard breakage often results in necessary surgery for the patient, in which these fragments are surgically removed. This can lead to severe and debilitating injuries for the patient. Additionally, the surgery could cause future complications with becoming pregnant or prevent the patient from having vaginal births in the future.
Common complications that may be caused by ParaGard breakage during removal include:
- Uterine infections caused by embedded pieces of the device
- Bleeding, cramping, and pain inflicted by broken pieces
- Broken pieces moving to other organs and causing complications there
- Uterine lining or wall becomes perforated by broken pieces
20+ ParaGard Cases Filed in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (PCCP)
There have been roughly 20 ParaGard injury cases filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (PCCP). The plaintiffs in these cases won specific jurisdiction against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Teva Women’s Health, LLC, and Teva’s Women’s Health, Inc. This specific jurisdiction ruling allows plaintiffs from Pennsylvania and othere states to prosecute ParaGard cases in the PCCP. The plaintiffs in these cases have alleged that they suffered injuries due to design and manufacturing defects found in ParaGard IUD products.
Can I File a Lawsuit For Injuries Caused by ParaGard IUD Devices?
The defective device lawyers at Banville Law specialize in representing those who have been injured by defective medical devices. We believe there is reason evience that Teva Pharmaceuticals has caused consumers to suffer preventable injuries due to a failure to properly warn ParaGard users of possible risks associated with using these devices and that the company may have been aware of these risks but failed to take action to fix the devices to make them safer.
If you or a loved one has recently suffered injuries caused by ParaGard, we are prepared to investigate your case, determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit, and help you take legal action against the makers of ParaGard.
You can learn more about your legal options, including a possible ParaGard IUD lawsuit, by contacting our team of experienced defective device lawyers for a free consultation.