07 Jun PARAGARD IUD MAY MIGRATE, BREAK, OR CAUSE OTHER DEADLY COMPLICATIONS
Paragard, is a type of copper birth control known as an intrauterine device (“IUD”) that can be implanted for up to ten years. Paragard could migrate, and/or break causing internal injuries and the need for additional surgeries.
While Paragard is advertised as being safe and effective at preventing pregnancy, there is an association with an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, or a pregnancy occurring outside of the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy is an emergency that often leads to surgical intervention at best, and infertility or death at worse.
There are also reports of women who use Paragard suffering from pseudotumor cerebri (PTC). PTC is a brain condition that mimics a brain tumor and results in headaches, nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision among other painful side effects.
The trial attorneys at Porter Malouf are currently investigating claims of women who suffered a personal injury by Paragard. If you have experienced any of the side effects associated with Paragard or if your Paragard broke, moved, or you became pregnant while using Paragard call us today for a free case evaluation.