ParaGard IUD Removal: Who’s Affected?
Did you suffer negative side effects during ParaGard IUD removal?
If so, you may be eligible to participate in a free ParaGard side effects lawsuit investigation.
Some people who have used ParaGard IUD birth control have complained that they suffered significant and unexpected IUD side effects when attempting to have the birth control device removed.
Some of the ParaGard removal complications they have reportedly suffered include:
- Fractured/broken IUD
- Pieces of the IUD still embedded in the wall of the uterus
- Invasive surgery is needed to remove remaining pieces
IUD Definition: What Is It?
An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a form of long-term birth control. An IUD is a small, T-shaped device that is inserted through the cervix and implanted in the uterus. Typically, an IUD will have small strings attached to them to allow a medical professional to remove the implant after several years.
There are hormonal versions and non-hormonal versions of an IUD.
Hormonal IUDs typically contain the hormone levonorgestrel, which prevents pregnancy by causing the uterine lining to thin and cervical mucus to thicken. Hormonal IUDs may be left in place for about three to five years.
Non-hormonal IUDs are typically made of copper and plastic. This type of IUD is effective because copper acts as a spermicide. The intrauterine copper contraceptive is effective within a few days after its placement and may be left in place for as long as 10 years.
Teva Pharmaceuticals manufactures the ParaGard IUD, which is currently the only intrauterine copper contraception available in the United States.
How Does the ParaGard IUD Work?
The ParaGard IUD design involves a T-shape plastic frame with copper wire coiled around it, according to the Mayo Clinic. The copper affects sperm motility and prevents the sperm from making its way to an egg. ParaGard is reportedly 99 percent effective for pregnancy prevention.
If implanted within five days of unprotected sex, the ParaGard IUD can also provide emergency contraception. Some IUDs last just a few years, but the ParaGard copper IUD can last up to 10 years.
Unlike hormonal birth control options, the ParaGard IUD does not carry risks of certain birth control side effects such as blood clots.
For those considering choosing ParaGard over other IUD options, it is important to note that the ParaGard IUD has been linked with other serious side effects, particularly linked with device removal.
Broken IUD Causes
Serious production defects have led to broken IUD’s, with the breakage occurring either during the implantation process or during removal. According to ongoing ParaGard IUD lawsuits, Teva was aware of the potential breakage that could occur from the defective IUD’s during implantation and removal.
ParaGard Removal Side Effects
ParaGard IUDs are removed by a healthcare provider. IUDs should be removed when they expire (they typically last from 3 to 10 years), when the user wants to get pregnant, or after experiencing side effects. Some typical ParaGard side effects include light bleeding between periods, cramping, pain, and heavy bleeding during periods.
Several ParaGard IUD users have reported that the device can also reportedly break during removal, leaving part of the device embedded in the uterus, according to a report published in the Open Journal of Clinical & Medical Case Reports. Some of the complications caused by a broken or fractured IUD include:
- Broken pieces getting lodged in the uterine cavity
- Uterine infection
- Pain, cramps, and/or bleeding
- Perforation of the IUD through the wall of the uterus
- Broken pieces migrating to other organs
If breakage occurs, it may require that the device be removed with serious invasive treatments such as surgery to remove any leftover pieces and total hysterectomy, which may result in infertility issues for those affected.
Why File a ParaGard Lawsuit?
ParaGard removal complications can be debilitating and interfere with a person’s quality of life.
Complications from a ParaGard removal may cause those affected to be hit with hefty medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages from having to take off from work to recover from their injuries.
A growing number of people are coming forward with allegations of serious ParaGard complications. Those who have suffered from ParaGard complications should consider filing a Teva Pharmaceuticals lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries, as well as compensation for other ParaGard users who have been injured by IUD removal.
A ParaGard lawsuit is one way to hold Teva accountable for the safety of its intrauterine copper contraceptive. Filing a lawsuit can be a daunting prospect, so Top Class Actions has laid the groundwork for you by connecting you with an experienced attorney. Consulting an attorney can help you determine if you have a claim, navigate the complexities of litigation, and maximize your potential compensation.
Join This ParaGard IUD Removal Side Effects Lawsuit Today
If you or a loved one experienced serious ParaGard removal side effects, you may qualify to join this ParaGard IUD lawsuit investigation to seek compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Learn more by filling out the form on this page for a free case evaluation by a ParaGard birth control injury lawyer.
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