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Our lawyers are handling Paraquat IUD removal lawsuits in all 50 states.  These lawsuits allege the Paragard intrauterine device breaks upon removal because it is made with inflexible plastic and because it degrades before the device’s expiration date.

This page provides an update on the Paragard class action lawsuit and speculates on the Paragard settlement amounts.

You can reach our lawyers at 800-883-8082 or get a free online consultation.  You pay nothing unless you get a recovery for the injuries related to your Paragard breaking during removal.

This week the MDL Judge in the Paragard IUD lawsuits will consider a motion to dismiss filed by the manufacturers of the defective birth control device. The Paragard MDL now has 550 individual cases by plaintiffs who claim that their Paragard IUD had a defect causing it to fracture during removal and leave broken pieces inside their uterus. Last month, the defendants in the Paragard lawsuits filed a motion to dismiss on the grounds that the plaintiffs’ failure to warn claims were preempted under federal law.

The MDL is currently balking at ruling on this motion and based on comments made at the motion hearing and subsequent proceedings in the MDL it seems highly unlikely that she intends to grant the motion. Instead, the MDL judge seems much more interested in getting the first bellwether trials scheduled.

Paragard Lawsuits Backstory

Earlier this week, WJLA News 7, an ABC affiliate station in Los Angeles, released an investigative spotlight story on the hidden problems with a popular birth control device called Paragard IUD. Earlier this year the station reported finding over 3,200 women who had their Paragard IUD fracture during removal, often leaving sharp pieces inside their bodies.

Reporters for the station continued their investigation and uncovered evidence that the manufacturer of Paragard knew about the problems and may not have done enough to inform consumers.

There is now a Paragard class action lawsuit because of the problems women have experienced with Paragard.

Yesterday, I wrote about the rising Paragard litigation and the possibility of a class-action lawsuit.  Today, I’m writing about the history of IUDs for birth control.

The Paragard IUD is the most recent intrauterine contraceptive device to find itself embattled in a wave of product liability lawsuits in the U.S. Like so many of its predecessors in the IUD market, the Paragard turned out to have a hidden defect that caused serious health problems in many users.

The recently discovered issue with the Paragard is that the device frequently breaks apart when doctors attempt to remove it, causing fractured shards of plastic to poke around inside the uterus. This defect has already prompted a wave of Paragard IUD lawsuits around the country.

Over 1500 women have filed a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and other defendants regarding the Paragard IUD.

The plaintiffs in these Paragard lawsuits are alleging that the device fractures during its removal and that the broken pieces inside the body cause serious harm. In many cases, the fracture of the Paragard IUD has required women to get additional surgeries and permanently impaired their fertility.

What is the Paragard IUD?

Paragard is a hormone-free intrauterine device (IUD). It was initially manufactured by CooperCompanies. In 2017, Teva Pharmaceuticals acquired the rights to manufacture and sell the Paragard IUD. The Paragard device is similar to most IUDs. It has a thin copper coil wrapped around soft, flexible plastic.

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