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Paragard IUDs Litigation

iud intrauterie device birth controlTeva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. marketed the Paragard IUD as a completely safe and effective approach to birth control. However, this ended up causing many problems for users that lead to Paragard IUDs litigation and a mass tort suit. If you suffered as a result of your Paragard IUD, you need to make sure that you get a team of mass tort litigation lawyers on your side to fight for you. Reading on, you can learn everything that you need to know about the Paragard IUDs litigation and what your rights are.

Understanding the Paragard Lawsuit

According to claims from the plaintiff, the manufacturer or Paragard overstated just how beneficial their IUD was as well as downplayed the risks associated with this product. It is believed by the plaintiff that the manufacturer even hid essential information about the safety of this product from both the public and medical professionals. The lawsuits against this company also argue that Teva either knew or should have reasonably known that the product was defective and potentially unsafe for use.

The main part of the argument is that Teva knew just how unsafe their product was, as made evident through their own trials, complaints from the customers, and various independent third-party studies. They even received warnings from the FDA about their products, with reports of over 1,600 cases of breakage since 2010 and over 700 were serious cases.

Proving Your Claim

What should you do if you think you have a claim against Teva due to damages you suffered from as a result of using Paragard? There are several steps that you can take that can help you improve the outcomes of your case. This section will take a closer look at these different steps to ensure the best outcomes possible.

Gather Your Medical Records

There are some benefits to this type of medical device claim over other types. In this case, you made an informed decision as to which product will best meet your needs based on the information provided by the doctor. You may not know the exact brand, but when you choose an IUD for birth control and you ended up with a T-shaped IUD that is copper and was implanted in the U.S., it is likely that you have a Paragard device.

However, you do need to prove that you do actually have a Paragard device implanted in you. To confirm this, you can just take a look at your medical records. Anytime that a doctor uses a medical device or implant, it comes in its own packaging, which has stickers to identify all the important information about the device. This includes the manufacturer of the device, lot number, model, and expiration date. This sticker is placed by the doctor on your Operative Report about your implant surgery.

To get this information, you can try to get it yourself from your doctor or have your lawyer formally request it for you. It is quicker to get this report yourself than waiting for a formal request to go through.

Identify If Your Paragard Device is Covered in Current Claims

The stickers that you see on your Operative Report are essential here. The current models of the Paragard device that is the focus of these lawsuits are the Copper T 380A models. If this is the device that is listed on your report, you may have a claim for damages against the manufacturer.

What Are Your Injuries?

After determining whether or not your Paragard device is part of the lawsuit, you need to prove that you have suffered damages as a result of the defective device. IUDs like Paragard do not use hormones, unlike many other types of birth control. The copper used in these devices creates a chemical reaction in a woman’s body, which prevents an egg from being fertilized. The problem is that these devices can potentially move throughout the body and end up embedded in other parts of the body, such as the uterus. This can lead to very serious injuries and complications.

Another issue with this device is that some of the parts can break off, which could potentially lead to perforation or other similar injuries to the different organs and tissue in the body. When the device breaks, it could make it impossible to retrieve this device. The breakage could also lead to serious and invasive surgeries that can have an impact on your life, such as a hysterectomy. This device may also be linked to ectopic pregnancies, which could be potentially life-threatening.

Hire a Lawyer

If after completing your research you feel that you have a valid claim, you should contact a lawyer right away. They can look over any of the evidence that you have gathered to determine if they should move forward with the case. If they decide to move forward with your case, they will also compile their own evidence as to strengthen your case and ensure the best possible outcomes.

It’s important that you choose a reputable and experienced lawyer like at The Injury Firm for your case. You need a team with experience in these types of cases because lawsuits like this can be very complex. A lawyer is your best shot at getting the compensation that you deserve for the damages caused to your health and quality of life after using a Paragard device. The injuries can be potentially very serious and have a lasting impact on you, which is why you need to take the necessary steps to ensure that you win your case.

Contact Us Today

The Injury Firm has a team with a great deal of experience in dealing with mass tort cases, which is why we’re the team to turn to for your Paragard IUDs litigation. We will work closely with you to help you better understand the process and what to expect. Our goal is to get our clients the best possible outcomes for their specific cases. If you suffered from damages due to your Paragard IUD, contact us today to see if we can help you with your claim.

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