Anastopoulo Law Firm is helping victims file Paragard IUD lawsuits against the manufacturer of this intrauterine birth control device. They are currently consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL), MDL 2974 – Paragard IUD Products Liability Litigation.
If you suffered complications after using a Paragard IUD, you may be able to sue the manufacturer and pursue compensation. We will review your case for free for you today. We may also be able to file a suit on your behalf so you can participate in the MDL and seek monetary damages for your related expenses.
Financial Recovery Based on Paragard IUD Injuries
In civil lawsuits against manufacturers of dangerous products, victims hold the liable parties accountable by collecting compensation for the expenses and losses they incurred. To this end, you may be able to recover monetary damages for the physical, psychological, and financial harm you suffered due to using the Paragard IUD. This could include:
- Medical care related to your complications, including additional surgeries
- Lost income and other losses related to time away from work
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Mental anguish
If you experienced a loss of fertility or have other lasting injuries, you may be able to recover additional damages based on that. This could include both economic costs and intangible losses.
Anastopoulo Law Firm also seeks punitive damages in defective device cases when possible. Punitive damages penalize a company for its dangerous or defective product. These damages are not commonly available in personal injury cases but may be appropriate when a defective product causes injuries.
Anastopoulo Law Firm Helps Victims Seek Justice After Injuries
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our team of attorneys knows how to develop and try defective products cases. This includes cases concerning dangerous and defective medical devices. Whether or not your case is part of a mass tort, we can help.
Over the past 25-plus years, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Our legal experience allows us to provide personalized representation. We can put you at ease and help you make the right decisions for you and your family.
We Begin the Process with a Free, Confidential Consultation
Our initial case reviews are always free for injured parties and their families. We will meet with you at any of our locations in North Carolina or South Carolina, speak on the phone, or meet you in another convenient location. During this consultation, we can:
- Review the facts of the case and your eligibility
- Answer questions about the case and our services
- Explain the claims against Paragard IUDs
- Review your medical records
- Explain the legal process for pursuing compensation
- Discuss the mass tort and whether you should join
We will also talk about how we work based on contingency. We do not charge our clients upfront fees or expenses. Instead, we use our resources to pay for the investigation and lawsuit and only recover attorney’s fees if we win your case. You will not need to pay us if we cannot secure a settlement or verdict in your case.
We understand that you likely have not faced anything similar to this in the past. This is why we are here. We can help you make decisions based on your best interests, ensure you understand the legal aspects of your case, and answer any questions you have along the way.
What Is the Problem with Paragard?
Paragard is an intrauterine device (IUD), a method of birth control that uses a tiny T-shaped implant to prevent pregnancy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Paragard in 1984, making it one of the oldest such devices on the market. Paragard sets itself apart from other IUDs because it uses copper to prevent pregnancy instead of hormones.
IUDs are an effective method of birth control for many women. However, lawsuits against Paragard manufacturers claim the concern arises when the doctor removes the device. Removal is generally an in-office procedure that takes only a few minutes. However, many women allege that the device broke, and their bodies retained parts of the plastic IUD. They later required surgery to remove the rest.
Some cases involved more serious complications, such as:
- Perforation of the uterus
- Injuries to the cervix
- Embedding in nearby organs
- Infection or allergic reaction
- Missing parts of the IUD
The claimants pursuing compensation say they required additional medical care to treat their symptoms or deal with the broken IUD. These medical procedures often required laparoscopy or laparotomy, while some required a hysterectomy.
According to device manufacturer CooperSurgical, “device breakage” is a possible adverse effect of this IUD and may occur during non-surgical removal. Non-surgical removal, however, remains the recommended way for doctors to remove these devices.
There Is Multidistrict Litigation Underway As of August 2021
According to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), MDL 2974 had almost 400 claimants on August 13, 2021. There is still time for many more to sue the device manufacturer and join this mass tort. We will review your situation to see if we can help you take this step today.
This MDL is still in the early stages. The court is still hearing pretrial motions, and discovery is ongoing. Ultimately, the judge will hear a handful of bellwether cases. At this time, no date has been set for these trials.
A bellwether case represents a typical case in the MDL. While the outcome of this case does not directly affect the outcome of others, it often alters settlement negotiations in the other lawsuits. For example, if CooperSurgical loses a bellwether case, it may be more willing to negotiate a settlement with the remaining plaintiffs.
Speak with Our Team to Learn More About Your Legal Options
Anastopoulo Law Firm will review the facts of your case and offer advice on joining the MDL underway or taking other legal action against the manufacturer of your IUD today. We may be able to help you secure compensation based on the injuries you suffered.
Call (800) 313-2546 to learn more about your rights and what you can do to hold the manufacturer of this dangerous and defective device accountable.