A successful lawsuit involving injury, illness, or other losses caused by a Paragard intrauterine device (IUD) may result in a few different awards for you.
Some of the forms of compensations that might be available to you may include:
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
Damage that may result from a defective Paragard IUD has the potential for life-threatening complications. Claimants that are beginning to move forward with legal action against Paragard report that they were unaware of the product’s potential for breaking apart inside the uterus. If you or a loved one suffered a health complication resulting from the implementation of a Paragard IUD, you may be wondering what forms of compensation might be available to you. You may want to consider legal action to fight for financial recovery.
The Paragard IUD May Cause Serious Physical Harm
When considering the compensation that may result from any given claim, you must first consider the losses that necessitate legal action in the first place. In lawsuits involving Paragard, claimants are arguing that the contraceptive method caused them substantial physical harm. They are arguing that the manufacturers of Paragard did not provide sufficient warning for their product’s potential for injury. Like many birth control options, Paragard comes with its own set of side effects, most of which are non-threatening and resolve themselves. However, there are some serious risks that may impact one’s physical wellbeing.
- Infection that may start in the uterus and spread to other reproductive organs
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Chronic pain in the pelvic region, lower back, and possibly other regions of the body
- The perforation of the uterine wall
These potential consequences are not simply hypothetical—for countless women, they are a painful reality. If you are one of the women who has sustained negative health outcomes because of a Paragard IUD, you should think about speaking with a legal professional.
Consider Legal Action if You Were Harmed by the Paragard IUD
According to Contraception, while all IUDs do feature the potential for perforation, infection, and heavy bleeding, they are widely considered to be a safe family planning method. However, this statement does not take into account the instance of the Dalkon Shield, one of the most tragic cases of product liability in the nation’s history. The Dalkon Shield was an IUD that rose to popularity in the 1970s. After it resulted in the deaths of over 20 women and caused widespread health concerns, it was recalled from the market in the mid-1980s. The Dalkon Shield posed some of the same risks associated with the Paragard IUD, including the risk of infection.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the makers of the Dalkon Shield settled for over $2.4 billion, as lawsuits questioning the product’s safety arose. What this precedent means for you is that IUDs do have a history of product recall and may cause irreparable harm. Following a successful legal action, you may be able to collect compensation for any losses you have sustained because of the Paragard IUD.
Your case for compensation will be different than any other. Accordingly, the list of damages that you have suffered because of a Paragard IUD device will be unique. A lawyer can help you determine the awards that you can pursue through legal action and then carry out the process of seeking those damages.
Call Our Team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we have a background in pursuing compensation for product liability cases. We believe that you should not have suffered otherwise avoidable health complications by a company’s inability to warn you of their product’s hazards.
We may be able to help you by:
- Negotiating for a fair settlement either before a judge or out of court
- Estimating the value of your damages
- Working on a contingency basis, meaning that we do not get paid unless we get compensation for your losses
- Collecting and organizing relevant documentation detailing your injuries and the presence of negligence
- Consulting with medical experts to support your claim
- Advocating for your legal rights throughout the trial or settlement process
A lawyer from our team can use their experience, education, and resources to serve as your legal advocate. You may wonder what forms of compensation might be available to you. We can pursue your right to that compensation while you focus on healing. Now is the time to let our team fight for the financial recovery that you deserve. To start your free case review, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.