If you have been diagnosed with a ParaGard IUD, you may be eligible for compensation. There are several factors involved in a Paragard lawsuit, including the failure to warn, the design defect, and the liability of the companies responsible for manufacturing and marketing the device. Here’s a brief overview of some of these issues.
Failure to warn component of ParaGard IUD lawsuit
The failure to warn component of a ParaGard IUD lawsuit relates to the failure of the manufacturer to adequately warn the patient about the device’s risks. The device was designed to prevent fractures, but the manufacturers failed to warn women about the increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. The failure to warn component of a Paragard IUD lawsuit is a key factor in proving the product’s faulty design. In order to file a successful lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove that the manufacturer knew about the risks of the product and failed to warn her of them.
While there have been no recent recalls related to the Paragard IUD, it is important to note that the FDA has received more than 40,000 reports involving this product. Of these, more than 15,600 reports involved a number of serious complications, including organ damage and ectopic pregnancy. In addition, there have been fifteen reported cases of death related to the Paragard IUD.
Design defect that caused it to fracture inside the body
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a ParaGard IUD design defect, you may be eligible for damages. The manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals should pay for medical treatment for women who have been affected by the defective device. Although this type of IUD is not the most expensive option, it can be painful and may even require surgery. A defective medical device attorney can advise you on your legal options.
The Paragard IUD is a small, T-shaped device that is placed inside the body by doctors. The IUD has flexible arms to hold it in place while it is in use and to allow removal. However, over time, the arms of the device became brittle and broke during the removal process.
The device manufacturer was obligated to warn doctors about its potential risks and provide instructions on how to remove the device safely. However, the manufacturer failed to adequately warn the doctors and consumers about the increased risk of severe injury during the removal process.
Liability of Teva Pharmaceuticals
A recent lawsuit filed against Teva Pharmaceuticals alleges that the company owed consumers a duty of care to warn them of risks associated with the Paragard IUD. Because of this failure, Teva may be liable for the damages associated with Paragard IUD removal.
The company allegedly failed to warn patients of the risks associated with the device’s removal and failed to properly warn physicians and patients of the potential dangers. This failure to warn has led to thousands of complaints being filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The manufacturer failed to properly warn the public, doctors and regulators of the dangerous consequences of the ParaGard IUD.
Paragard IUD lawsuits allege that the copper-based birth control product could cause serious complications. For example, women can suffer fractures if their IUD breaks during the removal process. This type of breakage can result in severe pain and discomfort. Many women had to undergo surgery to remove the plastic shards, while others suffered permanent complications. This lawsuit requires a detailed medical evaluation to determine the extent of the injuries.
In a recent transaction, CooperSurgical, Inc. acquired the rights to the PARAGARD(r) intrauterine device from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. CooperSurgical is a medical device company that operates in the areas of women’s health and vision care. Carter Ledyard associates and corporate counsel assisted the company in this transaction.
The Paragard IUD prevents pregnancy and can last for up to 10 years. It is a nonhormonal contraceptive that has been approved by the FDA. Paragard is made of a flexible T-shaped plastic material that is wrapped in copper. The device is inserted through the vagina using a small tube.
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