ParaGard IUD Lawsuits Consolidated in Multi-District Litigation

ParaGard IUD lawsuit

If you are considering filing a Paragard IUD lawsuit, you should know that the device is not without problems. Many women have filed lawsuits against Teva Pharmaceuticals and CooperSurgical, claiming that their IUDs have been defective and dangerous for over a decade. These complaints were recently consolidated in multi-district litigation. The lawsuits allege that the device fails to provide adequate protection for women, causing their injuries and death.

Teva Pharmaceuticals

A woman filed a ParaGard IUD lawsuit against Teva in the US District Court for the Eastern District of California in February 2020. She alleged that her IUD broke apart and left the arm inside her body. The device was removed according to doctor’s orders, but the plaintiff felt pain in her uterus. After five years, she requested that her doctor remove the device. When the device was removed, her doctor discovered the arm was missing. Her lawsuit against Teva claims that Teva knew about the risks associated with the IUD and failed to properly warn consumers about the dangers of the device.

Plaintiffs’ lawyers are trying to create¬†ParaGard IUD lawsuit a multi-district litigation (MDL) class action to collect more compensation for victims of the IUD. While a class-action lawsuit will combine several cases into one, MDL cases are separate. Each litigant’s award will be determined individually. In the ParaGard IUD lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals, plaintiffs are claiming that the company should have made a standardized warning about the device before selling it.

CooperSurgical

A new lawsuit pits the CooperSurgical IUD against Teva’s ParaGard IUD. The ParaGard IUD is a copper intrauterine device that has been used by women for decades. The companies recently entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of ParaGard. Teva owns the patent for the product and has revenues of $168 million in the 12-month period ended June 30, 2017.

While both devices are effective, the downsides of the Paragard IUD are not without risk. Patients may experience painful bleeding and dizziness while undergoing the procedure. If the device is embedded, it may cause other problems. While this is rare, women may experience a prolonged period and heavier periods. The contraption may also cause infertility if the patient becomes pregnant while wearing the device.

Teva

A woman has filed a ParaGard IUD lawsuit against Teva, the manufacturer of the contraceptive device. The lawsuit claims that the product did not work as designed, causing the woman to experience pain after only a few years. After experiencing pain, she asked her doctor to remove the device. Upon doing so, the doctor discovered that she was missing an arm. The plaintiff says Teva knew of the risks associated with the product, but failed to warn consumers and should have provided her with more information before implanting the device.

While the IUD was originally designed to prevent pregnancy, the plastic arm broke during the removal process, resulting in severe internal injuries. She claims she and her doctor would not have chosen the Paragard IUD had they known the risks associated with it. In fact, she is not the only one suing Teva. Four other women have also filed lawsuits against Teva, alleging that the manufacturer of the device should have been more forthcoming about the potential risks associated with the ParaGard IUD.

Bayer

The judge in the ParaGard IUD lawsuit vs. Bayer has just issued an order that gives plaintiffs one step closer to a successful lawsuit. In a recent order, the judge ordered plaintiffs to file fact sheets and initial discovery documents. While the Paragard litigation is ongoing, this order is welcome news for victims of this faulty device. If successful, it will lead to a class action settlement and compensation for the victims who have been affected by Paragard IUDs.

The manufacturer of Paragard has admitted to a design defect that led to a fracture inside the body. Because the IUD is made of copper, patients with certain health conditions have experienced heart problems and kidney issues as a result of copper toxicity. Other side effects of the device include a damaged brain and kidneys. Currently, there is no known cure for the disease, but a lawsuit against the manufacturer can help patients obtain compensation.