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Paragard IUD Lawsuit Attorney 

Have You Been Injured? Speak Confidentially to Our Experienced Texas Paragard IUD  Attorneys

Paragard IUD is a form of long-term birth control that has had 50,088 complications reported to the FDA since 1989, including 17 deaths. All data is publicly available on the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS) database.

If you’ve been hurt by a Paragard IUD, you may have a claim and be eligible for financial compensation for your injury. Contact us for a free case evaluation. Your well-being matters, and we're here to support you through this process. Contact our team of Texas Paragard lawyers for a case evaluation.

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What is a Paragard IUD?

An IUD, or intrauterine device, is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. A healthcare provider will place the small T-shaped plastic frame into the uterus during a routine office visit. The IUD can remain for up to 10 years. Paragard IUDs are the only non-hormonal IUD in the United States. Copper wire coiled around the T-shaped plastic prevents pregnancy by stopping the sperm from reaching and fertilizing the egg.

Paragard IUD Complications Reported to FDA

According to the FDA’s public dashboard, 21,127 out of the 50,088 cases are considered serious. The device can migrate, fall out or pierce the uterine wall. Complications reported to the FDA have included death, device expulsion, dislocation, uterine disorder, pelvic pain, device breakage, vaginal hemorrhage, menorrhagia (severe blood loss), ovarian cysts, uterine rupture and more than 30 other adverse events.

When was Paragard approved by the FDA?

Paragard IUD was originally approved by the FDA in 1984 for women with at least one child and in a stable, mutually monogamous relationship. In 2005, FDA expanded its approval for women age 16 and older in all stages of reproductive life.


Side Effects

If you or a loved one has used a Paragard IUD and experienced any of the following, please contact our attorneys for a free case evaluation:

  • Death
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Movement of the IUD known as IUD migration
  • IUD breakage upon removal
  • IUD embedding into uterus
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Infection or abscess
  • Scarring or damage to other organs
  • Hysterectomy
  • Inflammation caused by copper left in the body

When medical device manufacturers fail to warn women of the risks associated with products like the Paragard IUD, and those women are injured, the manufacturer can be held responsible.

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When You Have

Been Injured

If you have been hurt by a defective or unreasonably dangerous product, seek the help of a products liability lawyer. After you get medical attention for your injuries, it is important to keep the product that caused the injuries; if you keep the product, it will be easier to prove what kind of defect caused the problem. An experienced attorney will advise you on how to proceed. Contact Laminack, Pirtle & Martines in Houston, Texas, today to schedule a consultation with a products liability lawyer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In some instances, the need for a lawyer may be obvious, such as cases where you have been physically or emotionally injured by someone else’s negligence. In other situations, the path forward may be less clear. Whether the need is obvious or you have questions about your rights, it is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer to discuss your options. An experienced lawyer has the expertise needed to evaluate your circumstances and provide sound guidance on how best to protect your rights. 

We understand lawsuits can be stressful and most people have a strong desire to leave painful experiences in the past. We strive to litigate our cases to get the best possible outcome for our clients, and sometimes that takes time.  We work tirelessly to get the best result as quickly as possible so our clients can move forward to a brighter future. 

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