ParaGard® can make you infertile through conditions brought on by serious side effects. The ParaGard® intrauterine device (IUD) may cause conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can lead to infertility, per Mayo Clinic.
Infertility is not the only health risk known to come from installation of a ParaGard® intrauterine device, and if you have endured adverse health effects because of any IUD, you may have recourse to recover your losses.
The ParaGard® IUD May Come with Unwelcome Side Effects
Women who have a ParaGard® intrauterine device implanted generally do so to avoid pregnancy, but they may be in for side effects that they were either:
- Not made completely aware of.
- Not prepared for the consequences of.
According to the safety information for Paragard®, some of the side effects of the device may include:
- The onset of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a potentially serious ailment that can cause infertility, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among other unpleasant health complications.
- Dislodging of the device, which could make the IUD ineffective and could also cause health problems.
- Puncturing or tearing of the uterine wall and, in some cases, nearby body parts (potentially including reproductive organs).
- Lodging of the IUD in the uterus, which could mean the necessity of surgery to remove the device.
Those who have a ParaGard® hope to have a semi-permanent form of birth control, but sometimes they fall victim to negligence that puts their immediate and reproductive health at risk.
Paragard®-Related Health Complications May Be Due to Negligence
If you believe a ParaGard® device caused your health problems, more than one form of negligence may be involved. Negligence may be attributed to:
- The design of the device.
- The manufacturing of a specific device.
- The way the device was implanted.
- The way that you were monitored after the device was implanted.
This means that the parties who could be responsible for your losses could include:
- The manufacturer of your ParaGard® device.
- A medical professional who inserted your device.
- A doctor who oversaw your reproductive health.
If you want to explore a possible lawsuit regarding the harm you suffered because of a ParaGard® IUD, you may reach out to a law firm to learn more.
Are There Alternative Options to ParaGard®?
ParaGard® isn’t the only contraceptive device or medication on the market. In the IUD world, there are some devices that release hormones to prevent pregnancy, such as:
As with almost any medication, hormonal IUDs may also have side effects. They can include, but are not limited to:
- Irregular periods
- Less frequent periods
- Cramping or backaches
Of course, there are risks and benefits to any contraceptive medication on the market. It is always best to discuss the right medication with your health care provider.
Nexplanon is a contraceptive implant also available. It’s a small rod-like device that’s inserted into the patient’s arm and is designed to prevent pregnancy for up to four years.
Similar to IUDs, Nexplanon also comes with a series of side effects, such as:
- Breast pain
- Weight gain
- Infection at the insertion site
The device releases a steady dose of a certain hormone to line the uterus and prevent pregnancy per Mayo Clinic. Your health care provider should check your overall health and medical records before inserting this device.
There are various contraceptives on the market apart from IUDs and implants. These include pills, patches, shots, and the ring. While these devices are also effective at preventing pregnancy, they come with a higher possibility of user error.
If you’re seeking a contraceptive that doesn’t expose you to the same risks as ParaGard®, there are plenty of options to choose from. Each option has its own pros and cons. If you’re unsure of what contraceptive is the best choice for you, speak with your doctor or health care provider about your options.
A Lawyer May Lead Your ParaGard Lawsuit
If you have been injured because of a ParaGard® IUD, then you may:
- Have suffered significant losses.
- Have had your health put at avoidable risk.
- Have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
If you choose to proceed with legal action, you could be able to recover compensation for losses such as:
- The cost of the IUD that caused your injury
- The cost of services from anybody deemed negligent
- The cost of medical care stemming from IUD-related injuries
- Income you have lost while recovering from your injuries
- Pain and suffering
A lawyer may be able to handle your legal needs from your initial consultation until your lawsuit is complete.
Are Personal Injury Lawyers Affordable?
If you think filing a lawsuit is the best course of action, you are likely wondering how much it will cost. There are personal injury law firms that offer pricing plans to make their services affordable.
When seeking a law firm, it’s good to choose one that offers:
- Free case evaluations
- Contingency fee pricing
Essentially, if your lawyer adheres to this pricing practice, they will earn payment as a percentage of the compensation you receive from your lawsuit. This means you’ll pay nothing upfront or out of pocket. It allows you to focus on your recovery while your attorney takes care of everything else.
Call Our Team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
ParaGard® can make you infertile through serious conditions brought on by side effects. We offer responsive legal care and will help you pursue any compensation that you could be entitled to because of a defective IUD or negligent medical care. Call our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free and confidential consultation.
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