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Paragard

Paragard is an intrauterine device (known as an IUD) a non-hormonal birth control device that’s has been linked to serious complications, including device breakage during removal. If you or a loved one have experienced an injury due to Paragard, you may be eligible to file a claim that can provide financial compensation to help cover any medical expenses and lost wages.

What is a Paragard IUD?

The Paragard IUD birth control device (T 380, T 380A, Tcu380A) is a medical product used to provide hormone-free, long-term birth control for women.

Designed and manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals, the Paragard IUD is a T-shaped device made up of a plastic base with a copper wire wrapped around it.

The reaction produced by the copper creates an inflammatory reaction in the uterus that interferes with the sperm.

The device is designed to provide birth control for up to ten years, and it must be implanted and removed by a doctor.

What injuries are included in the Paragard litigation?

The devices often break apart upon removal, causing ongoing or permanent complications. The broken pieces can become embedded in the uterus, and sometimes surgery is necessary to remove the broken pieces of the device

Potential injuries from a broken Paragard device include, but are not limited to:

What are Multidistrict Litigations (MDLs)?

Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a special federal legal procedure designed to speed the process of handling complex litigations by consolidating cases and addressing all pretrial procedures in one court.

The chosen district court will oversee discovery and pretrial litigation, ultimately ensuring that consistent rulings follow.

After pretrial proceedings are completed, a few cases that are representative of the issue at hand will be selected for bellwether trials.

What are bellwether trials?

Bellwether trials are a small consolidation of lawsuits, taken from the larger group of similar cases in an MDL, to be tried first.

The bellwether trial is essentially a practice run to help anticipate the results of the future similar cases.

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If you or a loved one used a Paragard IUD and subsequently suffered complications and/or injuries, contact us today. Our team is skillfully trained in recovering significant damages for clients. Let us help you today.