Paraguard IUD Defective Medical Device Attorney
If you suffered an injury or lasting damage as a result of using a Paraguard T-shaped intra-uterine device (IUD), you should pursue legal counsel. Some women utilizing Paraguard t-shaped IUDs as their birth control method have suffered severe complications during or prior to IUD removal because of breakage of the device. When pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers like Teva Pharmaceuticals and The Cooper Companies, who previously and currently create the Paraguard IUD, allow their medical devices to be used by women trying to select a birth control method that is right for them, they must be held responsible for any potential damage those devices inflict. If you suffered an injury as a result of breakage or shattering of your Paraguard IUD, you may be eligible for compensation.
For many women looking for safe, effective, and long-term methods to prevent pregnancy, IUDs provide a great option. However, when manufacturers fail to create medical products that are safe for use by their patients, or that malfunction and cause injury, those IUDs can be more harmful than good.
If you want to file a lawsuit because of your complications and harm from a Paraguard IUD, finding the right legal team is critical. You should choose an attorney that understands what you’re going through and that is motivated to help you win the compensation you are eligible for. It’s even better to find an attorney with experience and a proven track record when it comes to medical device malfunction and product liability lawsuits. Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C, staffs knowledgeable and compassionate lawyers with deep experience in product liability and product malfunction cases. We serve the greater Houston area in Texas and our prestigious law firm has offices in Corpus Christi, McAllen, Brownsville, and San Antonio.
Contact us now if you have experienced dangerous complications from removing your Paraguard IUD and are left injured or with lasting consequences. Your health and your rights cannot wait.
What Are the Dangers of the Paraguard IUD?
While IUDs should be an easy, painless, and sustainable solution to preventing pregnancy, they can be dangerous when pharmaceutical companies fail to make IUDs that are devoid of repeated dangerous complications. The Paraguard IUD is a t-shaped intra-uterine device that is wrapped in spermicidal copper, rather than hormones. This lack of hormones makes Paraguard a desirable IUD for many women who have sensitivity to hormones.
Unfortunately, the tendency for Paraguard IUD’s t-shaped arms to break upon removal has increased the probability for several serious conditions and injuries. Those dangerous complications include the following:
- Perforation of the uterus, which can necessitate surgery to remove the IUD or cause infection, scarring, and organ damage.
- The IUD may also become stuck in the uterus, which could also necessitate surgery.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease, which is an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes and other nearby organs.
- Some women have had such severe complications when the Paraguard IUD arms break and become lodged in the uterus that they need complete hysterectomies, effectively rendering them sterile.
Though the Paraguard copper IUD is FDA-approved, it clearly presents severe complications if the arms are shattered during the removal process. Some IUDs even break and can fall out before the removal is initiated, which can cause women using the device to become pregnant without their knowledge.
If you develop alarming symptoms and believe your IUD may have fallen loose from your uterus, contact emergency medical professionals immediately.
Do I Have a Paraguard IUD Case?
When you have a complication while removing your Paraguard IUD, your physician should alert you to this. You may already know you are suffering a complication if you are in great pain during the IUD removal process.
If you suffered scarring, injuries, or need a surgery in order to fully remove the IUD, you may have a medical device malfunction case. Typically, when consumers file claims against the creators of products, the case is called a product liability lawsuit, and there is a specific sect of those cases for defective medical devices. When you consult with a Herman and Herrman product liability attorney or legal team, we will help you determine if your case is strong enough to take to court and if you are eligible to receive compensation for the costs you’ve incurred as a result of your Paraguard IUD complication.
You may also have a medical malpractice claim if the IUD was incorrectly inserted initially. Incorrect medical insertion of an IUD can puncture or penetrate other major organs, which can cause huge medical complications. If it is found that the insertion of your IUD was wrong at the hand of your doctor, contact our medical malpractice team.
To best determine the strength of your case if you suffered removal complications and injuries, contact our medical device malfunction legal team in Texas soon. We will help you walk through the details of your case to determine its strength, and to see whether you are eligible to pursue legal action and win back some of the costs you had to incur because of your injury.
What Can be Won From a Medical Device Malfunction Case?
When you make a claim against a pharmaceutical company due to a medical product malfunction, you stand to gain back some of the costs you incurred as a result of your complications and injuries. That can include compensation for lost wages if you had to miss work to tend to uterine injuries or undergo a surgery necessitated by the faulty device. It may also include medical costs you paid because of your injuries, and you can win back compensation for your pain and suffering. For many women, a complication involving their reproductive organs can be extremely painful and cause immense suffering. Pain and suffering is quantified monetarily by state.
If you launch a medical device malfunction lawsuit, your attorney must prove that your injury or lasting medical damage was a direct result from using the Paraguard IUD and is actually the responsibility of The Cooper Companies, which currently owns and manufactures the IUD. Our office will work with you to determine the strength of your claim.
What Should I Do if I Was Affected By a Paraguard IUD?
If you suffered injuries from your Paraguard IUD removal, it’s time to take legal action. Gather or record all evidence you can that the removal complications were because of the Paraguard IUD’s t-shaped arm breakage. This may include a doctor’s written testimony. You should also gather all receipts and records of the costs you paid because of that complication. Then, call our Paraguard attorneys at Herrman and Herrman. Herrman and Herman has a history of success on cases dealing with medical devices malfunction, and we can help guide you through your situation to help you win the damages you deserve to recover.
Contact a Texas Paraguard Lawyer Now
Contact our motivated and experienced medical device malfunction, product liability, car accident, and personal injury attorneys at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. for help. Our legal team has a proven track record of supporting and representing individuals from Corpus Christi, Houston, McAllen, Brownsville, San Antonio, and all across Texas.
We provide legal representation to people who have been injured by others’ negligence in a range of cases including medical device malfunction, product liability, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability cases, workplace accidents and slip and falls.
The quicker we start working on your case, the better able we will be to protect your rights to seek full compensation. You can contact us at 713- 565-1899 for a free initial consultation on your case.