The ParaGard IUD Lawsuit is a legal proceeding that seeks justice for patients who have experienced complications following ParaGard IUD removal. These complications have led to numerous injuries, including permanent scarring and infections. The lawsuit seeks to hold the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers responsible for causing these complications and the debilitating consequences they have caused. One of the companies that may be liable is Teva Pharmaceuticals.
ParaGard IUD lawsuits against Teva Pharmaceuticals have been filed by four Missouri women who allege that the device caused serious complications and injuries. The women allege that the manufacturer failed to warn them of the risks and omitted important information from the product warning label. Moreover, they claim that pieces of the Paragard IUD broke off and were left inside their uterus after removal. In addition, they allege that they suffered significant pain and suffering during the procedure to remove the IUD.
The plaintiff’s lawsuit is being handled by attorneys from Greenberg Traurig and Ulmer & Berne. She is seeking damages for injuries she sustained when her ParaGard IUD failed to remove properly. The lawsuit alleges that pieces of the IUD were left in her body after removal, and that Teva Pharmaceuticals failed to warn her about these risks.
The ParaGard IUD is a medical device used to treat infertility. According to a lawsuit filed against Teva Pharmaceuticals, this device caused severe complications in some women. The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer was negligent in manufacturing the device and failed to warn patients about the risks of the implant.
According to the lawsuit, the Paragard IUD broke apart while inside the plaintiffs, requiring invasive surgery to remove the fragments. The plaintiffs allege that Teva Pharmaceuticals knew about the risks of the device but failed to warn the public about the potential for fracture. This lawsuit is one of several that have been filed against the company.
In September 2020, Georgia Bowers filed a lawsuit against the makers of Paragard IUDs, alleging that the device failed to properly position in her uterus. When she had the device removed, it broke and left pieces inside her uterus. Her doctor tried to remove them during a colposcopy, but they were too damaged to be removed. Another plaintiff in the lawsuit, Carley Tredway, tried to remove her IUD in 2018, but one of the arms broke off. She had to have a separate procedure to remove the other arm.
The lawsuits have not yet reached a settlement, but they are still ongoing. Plaintiffs allege that the device was defective and failed to warn patients of the potential risks associated with it. In addition, they contend that Teva Pharmaceuticals’ advertising for the device was false and misleading, portraying it as safe and effective. The lawsuits were filed in various states, and the Judicial Panel, under Judge Leigh Martin May, consolidated dozens of lawsuits nationwide.
Teva’s duty to warn
The Paragard IUD was implanted into a woman’s body without adequate warnings about the device’s risks. Within a year, she was experiencing severe complications and needed surgery to remove the device. Her lawsuit alleges that Teva and its medical provider failed to warn her about the risks of the device.
The manufacturer of the Paragard IUD had a duty to warn women of the risks of the device. This included the possibility of fractured arms during removal. This could have been prevented if the device was designed better. Further, Teva should have included better instructions to properly remove the device. By failing to warn women about the risk, Teva breached its duty to provide a safe, well-designed device.
Teva’s duty to modify
The ParaGard IUD has become a controversial medical device that has led to multiple lawsuits against Teva Pharmaceuticals. In one instance, a Florida woman, Carley Tredway, suffered severe complications after her physician implanted the device. She ultimately needed surgery to remove it.
While there is no current recall of Paragard, there are at least 55 pending lawsuits against Teva. According to the FDA, over 1600 cases of breakage have been reported, with 700 being classified as serious. The plaintiffs in one Paragard lawsuit filed in Minnesota claim that Teva failed to properly warn of the risk of breakage.