Paragard IUD Injury Attorney in Houston, Texas
At Charles J. Argento our personal injury attorney in Houston knows that defective products and drugs can have both immediate adverse effects on our Texas clients’ day-to-day health and severe and long-term life-changing consequences.
Unfortunately, there is a popular birth control drug that was recently added to the list of potentially hazardous implants used by women across Texas and throughout the United States called Paragard.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Paragard in 1984, as a small, T-shaped plastic intrauterine device (IUD) that is implanted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to ten years, using copper instead of hormones.
Since its approval, there have been claims that the device is defective — including reports of the IUD arms breaking or fracturing inside the body during removal — causing serious harm to the women who must seek additional medical procedures to remove the broken IUD pieces that are left behind, which can cause serious infections, organ perforation, and infertility.
Our Harris County defective device attorneys want to help each of the women who have struggled with the dangerous side effects and believe manufacturers knew about the risks of Paragard use but failed to properly warn doctors and patients, so we can help them take control of their lives back.
How is Paragard Causing Injuries to Texas Women?
The Paragard T 380A device is created by Teva Pharmaceuticals and the Cooper Companies and is currently being pursued for defective manufacturing practices, as injured women and physicians are providing testimony that the device breaks during removal, allowing the pieces left behind to become embedded elsewhere in the uterine cavity.
Our skilled personal injury attorney in Houston is representing women throughout Texas who have suffered harm from Paragard’s use, and that the manufacturer failed to warn both physicians and patients about the substantial risk of the device fracturing upon removal.
The crux of the Paragard cases is that recently uncovered records indicate that the manufacturers failed to conduct stability testing on the arms of the device before marketing it and distributing it, which could have corrected the design defect before it hurt countless women throughout Texas and the rest of the country.
What Type of Injuries is Being Reported from Paragard IUD Use in Texas?
Texas Paragard cases are stemming from medical procedures where the arm of the device fractures when physicians attempt to remove it, which requires an additional and invasive procedure to locate the missing piece.
Common injuries that are being reported from Paragard IUD use in Texas include:
- Severe cramping, menstrual pain, and heavy bleeding,
- Inflammatory reactions, including pelvis inflammatory disease
- Uterine infections
- Perforation of the uterus or cervix
- Missing IUD pieces lodged in organs
- Need for surgery such as hysterectomy, laparoscopy, or laparotomy
- Broken IUD pieces cannot be removed
If you have suffered an injury from Paragard IUD use in Texas, contact our skilled defective device lawyer in Houston today to discuss your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.
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What Type of Financial Recovery Can Charles J. Argento Pursue During a Paragard IUD Injury Lawsuit in Texas?
Each woman’s Paragard IUD injuries are unique and affect their day-to-activities and overall quality of life differently.
Our skilled Texas Paragard IUD attorney will pursue the unique outcome each of our client’s requirements for the harm these defective devices cause, including:
- Complete medical expenses, including follow up care and fertility treatments
- Lost income and future earnings
- Pain and suffering
In some cases, infertility can result from Paragard IUD injuries, which change each of our client’s future and must be accounted for in the courts, so they can pursue the financial compensation they deserve.
Paragard T 380A remains on the market despite being a potentially defective medical device. If you or someone you love has suffered harm from this defective IUD device in Texas, contact our experienced personal injury attorney at Charles J. Argento today to schedule a free consultation by calling 713-225-5050 or by contacting us online to discuss your case and learn how we can help.