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FDA Receives Thousands of Reports of Defective IUDs, Prone to Breakage

Stories of intrauterine devices (IUDs) breaking inside the uterus or migrating out of position have women concerned about whether the birth control product is safe for use. One IUD, Paragard, has come into the national spotlight as thousands of women report suffering severe harm after using the device.

 At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we are accepting cases for women who were injured as a result of their Paragard IUD breaking during removal. We are dedicated advocates for women who have been harmed as a result of dangerous and defective products on the market. If your Paragard IUD migrated or broke during removal, contact our office at (713) 804-6121 to book a free consultation.  

How Can an IUD Break?

An intrauterine device is a small, t-shaped device inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent conception. There are two kinds of IUDs on the market: hormonal implants and non-hormonal (copper) IUDs. 

 The Paragard IUD is the only copper (non-hormonal) IUD on the market. IUDs are inserted and removed by a medical professional but can break under certain circumstances.

 An IUD can break or become dangerous if it is: 

  • Improperly inserted
  • Defectively designed
  • Forcibly removed
  • Embedded in the uterus
  • Moved from its original position (migrated) 

Manufacturers of IUDs have claimed for decades that the devices are easy to remove; however, Paragard IUD lawsuits indicate that the device may be prone to breakage resulting in significant harm to women throughout the country.

What Happens When an IUD Breaks?

An IUD that breaks during removal can cause fractured pieces to perforate organs or become embedded in the walls of the uterus. Injuries from the device breaking can result in serious complications and may cause infertility.  

Women who have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of Paragard have experienced unimaginable pain, including infections, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and repeated surgeries in an attempt to correct the damage. In severe cases, women have had to undergo a hysterectomy or removal of the uterus.

Fighting for Women Injured By Dangerous Devices

Attorney Erin K. Copeland of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs was recently appointed co-lead counsel of the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) against the makers of Paragard IUDs. This massive MDL consolidates over 100 cases and will be heard in the Northern District of Georgia.  

Ms. Copeland has a history of holding negligent pharmaceutical companies accountable for their wrongdoing and is proud to lead this representation for women who have reported harm as a result of this device.

Did Your Paragard IUD Break During Removal?

Contact the experienced legal team at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs if your Paragard IUD broke during removal resulting in complications. Our attorneys will fight for you to receive compensation for your injuries.  

We have recovered over $100 million for individuals who have been wrongfully injured and will work tirelessly to get you the recovery you deserve. Contact our office at (713) 804-6121 to get started. All consultations are free and without obligation to retain our services. 

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