Case: In re: Paragard IUD Products Liability Litigation, case number 1:20-md-2974-LMM
Court: United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Leadership Position: Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee
Wallace Miller is handling claims for women who have been injured by the Paragard IUD.
Paragard is an intrauterine device (“IUD”) that provides long term contraceptive protection – up to 10 years. It is a device comprised of a T-shaped plastic frame with copper wire coiled around the plastic frame that is inserted into a woman’s uterus. The device works essentially by creating an inflammatory reaction that prevents contraception. Paragard is the only copper IUD available in the United States and has been in use since the 1970.
Women have been allegedly harmed as a result of the Paragard device’s plastic frame breaking during removal. In some cases, removal has resulted in plastic fragments of the device remaining in the body, migrating, and ultimately leading to a hysterectomy (removal of a woman’s uterus). Plaintiffs allege that the Defendant manufacturers (CooperSurgical Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals, and their subsidiaries) failed to warn of breakage during removal. In fact, the first mention of breakage during removal did not appear in a warning label until 2019.
If you were injured following the removal of your Paragard device, contact Wallace Miller today to discuss filing a potential Paragard IUD lawsuit.