Intrauterine devices or IUDs “are small devices placed in your uterus to interrupt the process of insemination.” They have been a popular and effective form of birth control for decades.
There are two types of IUD and four main IUD brands in the USA.
Paragard is a copper IUD, while Mirena, Liletta, and Skyla are all progestin-based (hormonal) IUDs.
2015 statistics show that 11.6% (4.4 million) US women choose to use an IUD or contraceptive implant to prevent pregnancy. This number has more than quadrupled compared to the number of women either utilizing the pill, condoms, or female sterilization between 2002 and 2013.
How does a IUD prevent pregnancy?
All IUDs prevent male sperm from reaching the female egg. This principle is accomplished in different ways. For example, Paragard causes an inflammation response in the uterus that is toxic to the sperm, so it dies before it reaches the egg. And if fertilization should occur, the lining of the uterus will not allow the resultant zygote or fertilized ovum to implant itself in the uterus lining.
A medical specialist has to insert a IUD into the uterus. The procedure usually takes less than 15 min and there is very little discomfort or cramping afterwards; although some women do experience cramping and general discomfort after the procedure.
The Paragard lawsuit: What went wrong?
Most IUDs are over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. They are known as one of the most effective types of birth control available and safe for women to use. Paragard is known as the safest IUD on the market. It is quick and easy to insert, non-hormonal, and it is also used as an emergency contraceptive device if inserted less than five days after unprotected sex.
Enter the Paragard lawsuit with the help of Shouse Law Group.
What went wrong with the Paragard IUD? Why are there medical malpractice lawsuits against the IUD maker?
Even though the brand has been around since the 1980s, it has been in the news during 2020 because users claim that parts of the copper IUD can break off and imbed themselves in other organs.
These are serious claims. An example of the IUD breaking was in 2016; the Paragard IUD broke during the removal process from a woman’s uterus. This can result in perforated organs, major surgery, and possible lifelong complications from the damage caused by the broken IUD parts.
What is the Paragard lawsuit?
In summary, it is a medical malpractice lawsuit, not a class action suit. Even though the legal team is appealing for women affected in this way, each case is being individually filed in the civil court. The basis and substance of these malpractice suits are to recover medical costs, lost earnings, and pain and suffering due to a broken IUD.
Therefore, contact the Shouse Law Group in California if you have had a broken Paragard IUD, and you are battling with the aftereffects of perforated organs, infertility, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome from the physical and emotional consequences of the IUD removal.