Birth control has advanced in the last several decades, but with new procedures come additional complications. Our lawyers have handled many cases related to birth control device causing serious problems. When deciding to get an IUD, you never think about the possibility of this device becoming stuck in your body, or parts of the device breaking and becoming “lost”.
Stephanie Lyons understands the sensitive nature of these injuries and the importance of getting you a settlement to cover your damages and medical bills. If you or someone you know has suffered complications from a Paragard IUD, the time to act is now. Contact us today to set up your appointment to start building your case.
What are some complications that occur during the removal of the Paragard IUD?
- A broken or fractured IUD device
- Broken pieces of the IUD left behind, embedded in the uterus
- Clients need for surgery to remove these pieces
- Clients requiring a hysterectomy
- Surgery to remove copper left behind in the body
- Surgery needed for migration of the device
- And other additional complications
Why do women choose to have the Paragard IUD?
When IUDs first were introduced to women, they seemed like a perfect solution to contraception. Many women decide to use IUDs without really knowing the potential threats to their health.
An IUD is a T-shaped device that sits in the opening of your cervix against the uterus. The Paragard includes copper wiring wrapped around this plastic T-shaped device. The Paragard is also one of the top IUD choices because it is hormone free.
Finally, this device can stay in place, preventing pregnancy for a decade. Patients thought that they could have these IUDs easily removed. However, we’ve seen an increase in complications once patients decide to have Paragard IUD removed.
How does a Paragard’s removal become complicated?
Some of the more common problems with the Paragard IUD:
The copper coil wrapped around the plastic T-shape is missing, so exploratory surgery is necessary to find the missing metal.
Parts of the device break off when it is being removed, which causes damage to the uterus. There are many cases where a full hysterectomy is required to fix the damage.
The Paragard can also cause damage to the walls of the uterus once the doctor first implants the device. This damage can cause scarring, infection, and damage to other organs.
Lastly, it is possible to still get pregnant with the Paragard IUD in place. This device increases the risk to your pregnancy, including the possibility of an ectopic (outside the uterus) pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy requires immediate medical assistance and can cause bleeding, infertility, or death.
What do I do if I have a complication with the Paragard IUD?
Most women aren’t comfortable discussing complications of their Paragard IUD because of the personal nature of their injuries. Stephanie Lyons understands what you’re going through and is here to fight for your rights. When you decided on an IUD, you selected a non-invasive procedure meant to provide contraception. If you undergo surgery or have lasting injuries because of your Paragard IUD, someone needs to be held responsible. Call us now to begin building your case. We won’t stop until we get you the compensation that you deserve.
Steve Telken is a Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney who practices in Edwardsville, IL and St. Louis, MO. He graduated from the St. Louis University School of Law, and has been practicing law for several years now. Steven Telken firmly believes in your case and will stand by you every step of the way. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.
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