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Georgia Paragard Lawyer for IUD Birth Control Complications

Thanks to advances in technology and medicine, women have a wider array of options when it comes to birth control than ever before. Unfortunately, these options are not always without risk. In an effort to maximize profits, pharmaceutical companies will ignore potential hazards and downplay known risks and side effects at the expense of women’s health. A recent example is the Paragard IUD – a popular birth control device that has caused harm to thousands of women across the country. If you have suffered harm as a result of your Paragard IUD, you need a Georgia Paragard lawyer who understands the unique challenges women face when their reproductive health is at stake. At Gilormo Injury Law, we help women reclaim their lives by getting them the compensation they deserve. 

IUDs Explained by a Georgia Paragard Lawyer

The Paragard IUD (“intrauterine device”) is a non-hormonal birth control device. Marketed as a safe and effective alternative to hormonal birth control, it became popular with women who did not like the side effects of other forms of birth control. It can remain in place for up to 10 years, can be used while breastfeeding, and eliminates the risk of not having your preferred form of birth control available when needed. It is marketed as being 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. 

The Paragard IUD must be implanted by a physician or other appropriate health care provider as it must be seated properly in order to function correctly. The device, consisting of a plastic “t” wrapped in copper wire, is implanted vaginally and placed in the uterus. The copper wire causes an inflammatory reaction that is toxic to sperm and ova, thus preventing pregnancy. 

Potential Paragard IUD Side Effects for Georgia Women

While some women experience no side effects or other problems related to using the device, others experience severe side effects and other complications. During insertion, you may experience nausea, dizziness, fainting, or low blood pressure. While side effects may be common immediately after insertion, the Paragard IUD is known to cause the following side effects even after the adjustment period:

  • Heavier or longer periods
  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Severe menstrual cramps
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or other infections
  • Anemia
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Allergic reactions

Another possible side effect that our Georgia Paragard lawyer team has seen first-hand is the risk of ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when the fetus implants itself into the fallopian tube instead of the uterus. Ectopic pregnancies are not viable, often cause severe bleeding, and can threaten the life of the mother. 

Many of these side effects are temporary or may be manageable. Unfortunately, all women are at risk of injury from the device itself. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine whether these side effects are indicative of more serious issues. As a result, you should contact your doctor immediately if you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, or other symptoms that you think may be related to your IUD. Ultimately, you may need to speak with an experienced Georgia Paragard IUD lawyer if you have suffered serious harm.

Injuries Arising From Paragard IUDs

There are a wide variety of injuries that women may suffer related to the use of Paragard IUDs, both after insertion as well as removal, and our Georgia Paragard lawyers can help in any of these cases. Even if inserted correctly, recent studies have revealed a substantive risk of migration injuries occurring when the device becomes dislodged. When this happens, the device can cause damage to surrounding tissues and organs. If the IUD becomes lodged in the uterine tissue, surgery is typically required to remove it. 

There are also known hazards associated with the removal of Paragard IUDs. Even when removal is performed by a skilled and experienced physician, the device can fracture and break, resulting in tears, perforations, or scratches of the surrounding organs and tissues. The removal can be extremely painful and result in significant bleeding, especially if the device migrated to other tissues. 

In some cases, women have suffered from infertility following removal due to potential complications. There are also cases where women have had to undergo complete or partial hysterectomies as a result of damage caused by the device. 

If you are a woman and have suffered any injury or harm as a result of using a Paragard IUD, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia Paragard lawyer can discuss your case and help you understand your options.

Legal Claims Related to the Paragard IUD: How a Georgia Paragard Lawyer Can Help

Lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer of Paragard IUDs, Teva Pharmaceuticals. These claims are based on the allegation that the Paragard IUD is a defective product. In the context of a medical device, it is important to note that “defective” does not mean broken. Instead, a medical device is considered defective when it is unreasonably dangerous even when used in an intended manner. 

Medical devices can be deemed defective in one of three ways: 

  1. Design defects – the design of the product makes it inherently dangerous. 
  2. Manufacturing defects – the way the product was manufactured caused the defect. 
  3. Defects related to its instructions or warnings

Of course, a medical device can be defective in more than one way – for example, the design may be defective but the manufacturer also failed to warn of various dangers. The claims surrounding the Paragard IUD have focused primarily on the third type of defect. Women who have suffered injuries and other harms have alleged that Teva Pharmaceuticals does not provide adequate warning of the potential side effects or the risk of injuries described above. If you have suffered injury or harm due to the Paragard IUD, you should speak with a Georgia Paragard lawyer to discuss your rights. 

You Will Be Making a Claim Against a Corporate Entity

Any case involving a corporate defendant can be extremely challenging for non-lawyers to pursue. If you decide to pursue a claim, you need to also keep in mind that you will be taking on a global pharmaceutical company that has extensive resources devoted to defending itself against claims. With both in-house counsel and lawyers who are employees of the company, you should expect them to dispute your claim. They will take advantage of your lack of experience and knowledge of the law and legal procedures in order to avoid being held liable for your injuries. If they do accept liability, they will attempt to pay as little on your claim as possible. 

While you are not obligated to hire an attorney to represent you, a Georgia Paragard attorney can level the playing field. They can make sure that your rights are protected and you get fair compensation for your injuries. If Teva Pharmaceuticals is unwilling to settle your claim, your lawyer can navigate the legal system so that you get your day in court. 

What Your Case May Be Worth in the Hands of a Georgia Paragard Lawyer

Women who have suffered an injury or other harm that they believe was caused by using a Paragard IUD may be entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, many women settle their claims for far less than they should, simply because they don’t realize what losses their compensation should cover. As a result, they wind up with long-term health problems and bills they can’t pay. 

If you have a Paragard IUD claim, you may be entitled to compensation for the following: 

  • Your medical expenses, including any current and future medical expenses necessitated by your Paragard IUD.
  • Any lost income if you are forced to miss work to receive medical treatment or your injuries prevent you from working.
  • Any pain and suffering you experience as a result of complications caused by your IUD. 

If you have health insurance, it may cover a significant portion of your medical expenses. However, it’s worth noting you may have significant out-of-pocket expenses such as copays and deductibles. Regardless, your health insurance won’t cover your lost income or pain and suffering, which could be a substantial portion of your claim. 

Pain and suffering are some of the most difficult components to prove. Serious injuries or other harms caused by a Paragard IUD can have a significant impact on your quality of life, especially if you are now infertile or have had to undergo a hysterectomy. Under the law, you are entitled to compensation for the physical pain and emotional anguish you have suffered as a result of your IUD. A knowledgeable and experienced Georgia Paragard lawyer can protect your rights and help you get fair compensation for your claim.

Call Giloromo Injury Law for a Free Consultation to Get Started

Georgia Paragard Lawyer Amber Gilormo has committed herself to help women who have been injured or otherwise harmed by the Paragard IUD. Whether you have suffered life-changing, debilitating injuries or less severe harms, we can evaluate your claim and help you understand your options. More importantly, we will work alongside you every step of the way until we get a fair result. To schedule a free consultation, complete our online contact form to speak with a dedicated Georgia Paragard lawyer today. 

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