Paragard Lawsuit Symptoms, Side Effects, Injuries

What are Paragard's Side Effects? (2024)

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Elliot Figueira


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Internal copper fragments pose a serious risk to women. These sharp foreign objects can lacerate internal organs – including those responsible for reproduction. This could potentially leave a woman infertile. Women who conceive with internal Paragard fragments have reported ectopic pregnancies – a potentially life-threatening issue. In some cases, fragments have migrated to different parts of the body, putting vital organs at risk. The many thousands of active Paragard lawsuits detail a wide range of symptoms, complications, and injuries, including:

  1. Excessive bleeding

  2. Damage to internal organs

  3. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

  4. Punctures or lacerations of the uterine wall or cavity

  5. Perforated cervix

  6. Complications with pregnancy, fertility, and birth

  7. Infections

  8. Chronic and severe levels of pain

  9. Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC)

  10. Fetal fatalities

  11. Fatal injuries

  12. Allergic reactions

  13. Hysterectomies

  14. Laparoscopies

  15. Laparotomies

Copper toxicity is another major concern associated with defective Paragard devices. Also known as copperiedus, this is a legitimate medical illness that can cause various issues. These include:

  • Severe headaches

  • High fevers

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Excessive vomiting of blood

  • Chronic abdominal pain

  • Depression

  • Mood disorders

  • Diarrhea

  • Kidney failure

  • Anemia

  • Chills

  • Convulsions

  • Early-onset dementia

  • Speech problems

  • Liver failure

  • Heart failure

  • Brain damage

Many of these issues are associated with long-term copper poisoning. Although many women have inserted their Paragard devices fairly recently, these copper poisoning symptoms could theoretically begin to manifest if IUD fragments remain embedded for the foreseeable future. Paragard lawsuits seek compensation not only for current medical issues, but also costly, serious ailments that plaintiffs may develop over the next few decades.

In 2021, the award-winning news series Spotlight on America launched an investigation into Paragard injuries. As a result, investigative journalists discovered thousands of documented cases of Paragard devices breaking apart inside women’s bodies. Journalists also documented countless, serious health complications associated with Paragard. Many of these women reported their injuries to the Adverse Event Reporting System of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

It is not clear why Paragard devices are still available in the United States. Putting aside the countless reports of injuries, the FDA is supposed to enforce strict regulations on pharmaceutical advertisements – particularly when it comes to communicating risks, side effects, and contraindications. In many of Paragard’s advertisements, warnings about breakage and copper toxicity are completely absent.

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