Paragard Infection: Do You Have an Injury Claim?
Paragard, a t-shaped IUD, provides a long-term option for women to use as a form of contraception. The device, comprised of copper and plastic, is inserted into the uterus and can stay for up to 10 years. While many women don’t have any issues with the copper IUD, there are reports of patients getting infections from Paragard.
Have you or a loved one suffered an infection during Paragard use or after removal?
Paragard Infection Risk and Complications
Paragard infections can occur in one of two ways:
- If the IUD becomes dislodged, it can puncture the uterus, leading to infection
- If pieces of the IUD break and are left behind after removal, leading to infection
Symptoms of infection potentially caused by Paragard include:
- Abdominal pain
- Vaginal discharge, potentially with a foul odor
- Pain when urinating
- Pain during intercourse
- Irregular menstruation
If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms of potential Paragard infection, contact your doctor immediately.
We are currently investigating Paragard infection injury claims.
If you sustained an infection or severe complications from Paragard, you might be entitled to significant financial compensation — call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Speak with one of our experienced Paragard injury attorneys today to learn if we can help. Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s talk.
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We believe that all women who suffered from problems from Paragard are entitled to justice and we would love to fight to help you obtain just compensation if we can.
Types of Complications Paragard Can Cause
Paragard IUDs can potentially cause infection and many other types of complications and injuries.
IUDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease. This complication generally occurs within the first 20 days of having the IUD inserted. According to Healthline, when left untreated pelvic inflammatory disease could lead to permanent organ damage and even infertility. Please consult with a health care provider if you show any symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease.
In addition to pelvic inflammatory disease, another very serious complication that might arise is uterine perforation, also known as “tearing.”
This occurs when the IUD punches through the uterine wall or cervix. Perforation occurs either during placement or when Paragard moves or “migrates” after implantation. Once the uterus has perforated, Paragard must be surgically removed. If not fixed, perforation can cause damage to other nearby organs.
Under some circumstances, serious complications appear after Paragard has been surgically removed. During the Paragard removal process, some remnants of the device can break off from the IUD and are consequently left in the body.
The general practice for removing Paragard is for a medical professional to pull on the threads of the IUD. However, health care providers allege that in some cases, the IUD is not fully intact after its removal. Additionally, pieces of Paragard may break off even without a removal attempt. When pieces of Paragard are left inside, they can become embedded inside the uterus. Surgical removal may then be required.
All of these conditions can lead to Paragard infection, which can damage other organs and is potentially life-threatening.
Side effects and serious injuries from broken or dislodged Paragard devices may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Heavy bleeding
- Nausea or vomiting
- Extreme pelvic pain
- Ectopic Pregnancy
If you believe that you sustained an infection or other injury after removal of a Paragard IUD, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you in your Paragard injury claim.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
Do You Have a Paragard Infection or Injury Claim?
If you suffered infection (or other injury) after implantation or removal of a Paragard IUD, you may be entitled to compensation.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced Paragard lawsuit lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 today or complete the fast and convenient form below.
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