The Paragard intrauterine device (IUD) is a long-term birth control product made out of a plastic t-shape frame with copper coils wrapped around the arms and body. The IUD is placed in the uterus by a doctor, and intended to stay in place for up to 10 years. As marketed, Paragard can be removed without surgery. But Paragard removal is not always so safe, and many women have suffered serious complications after Paragard breaks prior to or during removal. Paragard breaks often result in severe complications, including surgery and hysterectomy.
Thousands of women have now claimed they were injured after using Paragard, marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals and then Cooper Surgical as a safe birth control product. Despite the mounting evidence that clearly shows the dangers of this device, Paragard remains on the market.
Do I qualify for a lawsuit?
Keller Lenkner represents individuals throughout the United States who used Paragard and suffered a range of complications and injuries, including infertility and pain. Centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the lawsuits allege that various Teva companies, The Cooper Companies Inc., and CooperSurgical Inc. designed a defective product and failed to warn users of the risks posed by Paragard. The plaintiffs allege that their Paragard broke, leaving behind pieces of the device, requiring surgery or other further medical intervention.
If you have suffered an injury related to your use of Paragard, you may qualify for legal action. We will work to help you obtain justice and compensation.
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Why work with Keller Lenkner?
Keller Lenkner is honored to help lead litigation in the Paragard MDL. Partner Nicole Berg serves on the court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee on behalf of all claimants.
Our team comprises some of the most skilled attorneys in the country. We have litigated matters involving medical devices, pharmaceutical products, and a wide variety of other consumer products. We understand the harm you may have experienced and the seriousness of your claims, and we are committed to providing excellent representation on your behalf.