On December 3, 2020, a multidistrict litigation (MDL) was filed in the Southern District of Ohio against Teva Pharmaceuticals on behalf of plaintiffs who allege that they were injured by the allegedly defective design of the ParaGard IUD lawsuit. The MDL is captioned In re: ParaGard IUD Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 2:20-cv-02674. If you or someone you love has been injured by a ParaGard IUD, you may be eligible to file a claim.
What is an MDL?
An MDL is a type of lawsuit in which plaintiffs with similar claims against the same defendant or defendants are consolidated for pretrial proceedings. MDLs are often used in cases involving allegations of injuries caused by defective products.
In an MDL, the cases are consolidated for pretrial proceedings, but each case retains its own identity and plaintiff(s). At the conclusion of pretrial proceedings, if the cases have not settled, they will be remanded back to their original court for trial.
Why Was the ParaGard IUD MDL Filed?
The complaints filed against Teva allege that the company knew or should have known that its ParaGard IUD was defective and dangerous because it could break apart inside a woman’s body and cause serious injuries, including perforation of the uterus or pelvic inflammatory disease. The FDA has received reports of at least 1,600 adverse events associated with the ParaGard IUD since 2005, including Fetal Death (9), Ectopic Pregnancy (17), Perforation (274), Expulsion (379), Infection (248), Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (69), Pain (191), Vaginal Bleeding or Spotting (568), Pregnancy (41), dysmenorrhea (120), menorrhagia (199), dyspareunia (11) urinary tract infection (20).
Despite these reports, Teva allegedly continued to market and sell the ParaGard IUD without informing consumers of its risks. As a result of Teva’s alleged misconduct, plaintiffs say they have suffered serious injuries, including but not limited to chronic pain, scarring, emotional distress and anxiety, medical expenses, and lost wages.
If you have been injured by a ParaGard IUD, you may be eligible to file a claim. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact an experienced product liability attorney today.
The FDA has received reports of at least 1,600 adverse events associated with the use of Teva’s ParaGard IUD since 2005. If you have been injured by this device, you may be eligible to file a claim. Contact an experienced product liability attorney today to learn more about your legal rights and options.