While intrauterine devices are popular among women, a few products like Paragard IUD T 380A have been in the news for the wrong reasons. ParaGard lawsuits have been filed by women, who were injured because the IUD broke during removal. These lawsuits are filed against Teva Pharmaceuticals and CooperCompanies, claiming that they have designed a defective product, besides failing to warn the public about risks related to IUD fracturing. The purpose of Paragard lawsuit is to get compensation for suffering and damages. Lawyers are pursuing these lawsuits to recover medical bills, lost earning, and noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering.
What are the claims made in Paragard lawsuits?
Plaintiffs are filing Paragard lawsuits with four different claims – defective design, manufacturing defect, failure to warn the public about risks related to the IUD, and negligence. So, do you have a valid lawsuit? We strongly suggest that you talk to an experienced lawyer, or find a law firm in your city that are accepting these lawsuits.
Are these separate lawsuits?
Yes, Paragard lawsuits are filed separately and are not part of class-action. However, to speed up the settlement, these lawsuits will be eventually consolidated into a multidistrict litigation, or MDL. In case of multidistrict litigation, the judge will hear a few bellwether cases, and the judgement will set the course for other lawsuits. If your lawsuit is a part of multidistrict litigation, you will get a separate settlement, which is different from class-action.
Other things to know
Please note that there is a statute of limitations in many states with regards to filing such lawsuits. When you have one or two years to file a Paragard lawsuit, you should consider talking to a lawyer at the earliest. Your lawyer can help in evaluating your case, and based on their assessment, you can take the lawsuit further. There have been no settlements related to Paragard lawsuits as yet, but as more cases are being filed, the matter may soon become a matter of public interest.
Don’t wait to take action
If either or both of the IUD arms break off during removal, the patient may have to go through surgery to retrieve these broken pieces. In some cases, patients had to go through hysterectomy, which causes permanent infertility. Consider talking to an experienced attorney if you have suffered injuries because of ParaGard IUD. Expectedly, lawyers are trying to get the maximum possible settlement.