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Greenville Paragard® IUD Lawyers

Helping You Through Copper IUD Claims in Greenville, SC

Paragard® is the only non-hormonal IUD (intrauterine device) available in the United States. Unfortunately, many women choose this option without knowledge of the device’s side effects and potential for complications. The Paragard IUD can perforate the uterine wall or cervix during insertion and break during removal. It can also migrate or be expelled from the uterus.

If you have experienced a complication with a Paragard® IUD, Christian & Christian may be able to help.

Call us at (864) 408-8890 to find out what we can do for you.

What Is Paragard®?

Paragard® is marketed as a “small, 100% hormone-free IUD (intrauterine device) that’s over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.” The device itself is a T-shaped plastic frame with copper coils. It works by producing an inflammatory reaction in the uterus that is toxic to sperm and eggs and prevents fertilization and implantation.

Is Paragard® Safe?

Many women use Paragard® without complications and see the device as a favorable way to prevent pregnancy without the use of hormones. That being said, other women experience negative side effects and serious complications.

Side effects of Paragard® include:

  • Anemia (iron deficiency)
  • Backache
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful cramps)
  • Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
  • Complete or partial expulsion
  • Increased menstrual flow
  • Spotting
  • Pain and cramping
  • Vaginitis

While unpleasant, these side effects are less severe than the other risks associated with Paragard®.

A defective Paragard® IUD can:

  • Cause pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy
  • Imbed itself in your uterus or other organs
  • Perforate your uterine wall or cervix
  • Break during removal
  • Lead to lost pregnancy and infertility

Some women require surgery to treat complications, especially when the device breaks and becomes embedded in the uterus. When this occurs, they may fight for compensation, especially because the IUD has proved to be defective.

Many plaintiffs also argue that Paragard’s manufacturer, Cooper Surgical, does not offer adequate warnings about these risks to consumers and provers. Although the company warns that less than 1% of users develop pelvic inflammatory disease, they do not specify how many people suffer breakage and complications.

What To Do If Your Paragard® Malfunctions

If your Paragard® moves out of place, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. You should also contact your doctor immediately if:

  • You think you might be pregnant
  • You are experiencing unusually heavy vaginal bleeding
  • You have foul vaginal discharge
  • You have worsening pelvic pain
  • You have severe pain or tenderness in your abdomen
  • You have an unexplained fever
  • You think you have been exposed to an STI

Should you experience an adverse event, you should also report it to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

If you need surgery and/or suffer lasting damage as a result of Paragard®, you may be entitled to compensation, as well.

Our Greenville Paragard® IUD attorneyscan help you explore your legal options.

Why Choose Christian & Christian

Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience and are dedicated to providing injured Greenville residents with legal advocacy and protection. Our firm was founded in 1975 and has deep roots in the South Carolina community.

If you were injured through no fault of your own, we do not believe you should have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistake.

Manufacturers like Cooper Surgical have a duty toward you and when defective drugs and medical devices violate this duty, you deserve justice.

Filing a lawsuit with our firm can help you cope with medical bills, missed work, rehabilitative care, pain and suffering, and more. We have a history of favorable results, and we look forward to helping you, too.

Call us at (864) 408-8890 or contact us onlineto schedule your free consultation today.

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