Over the years, several devices have been developed to provide women with the ability to prevent pregnancy. One important invention is the intrauterine device (IUD). The usage of this contraception method has increased significantly over the past 20 years due to its almost 100% effectiveness rate. A commonly used brand is the Paragard IUD (T380, T380A, tcu380A) made by Teva Pharmaceuticals.
With the rising use of these IUD devices, there has also been a rise in reports of unexpected side effects and complications. Women who have been experiencing these side effects have reported these devices moving inside their bodies or even breaking. Additional cases reported having pieces of the device being left inside the body even after the device was removed. These small pieces left inside the body can lead to perforation of organs and the need for surgical removal.
Lawyers around the country are taking on cases from women who have been seriously injured by Paragard and other IUDs. Manufacturers who potentially knew of these risks but failed to warn users should be held fully accountable. The Guardian Legal Network helps victims of Paragard find qualified legal representation. To connect with an experienced Paragard lawyer, contact us today.