Paragard

Paragard is a non-hormonal intrauterine device that can provide long-term birth control for premenopausal people of all ages. An estimated 10.4% of women aged 15 to 44 who use contraception used an IUD or contraceptive implant between 2017 and 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with younger women in particular increasingly favoring the devices. 

Yet, recent lawsuits allege the Paragard device causes adverse effects, including breaking during removal and becoming embedded in pelvic organs, like the uterus. 

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Illustration of a uterus with Paragard copper IUD.

Paragard Video Ad Fails to Mention Risks...

Carah Wertheimer · March 12, 2021

The FDA has warned Paragard IUD manufacturer CooperSurgical for running ads that fail to disclose Paragard’s safety risks.

Women's Health
Illustration of a Paragard copper IUD representing the lawsuits transferred to a female judge in Georgia.

Paragard IUD Lawsuits Transferred to Fem...

Carah Wertheimer · January 26, 2021

Paragard copper IUD lawsuits filed by women from 23 states were grouped together and transferred to federal court in Atlanta late last year.

Legal Developments
Image of a hand holding a Paragard copper IUD, representing the lawsuits.

Paragard IUD Lawsuits Best Handled by Fe...

Carah Wertheimer · December 8, 2020

A personal injury lawyer representing Paragard IUD clients suggested a female judge be assigned a pending Paragard class action lawsuit.

Women's Health
Image of a person holding a Paragard copper IUD in their palm.

Paragard Lawsuit Claims Copper IUD Broke in Uterus

MedTruth Editors · September 3, 2020

A woman is suing the maker of the Paragard intrauterine device after part of the copper IUD broke off in her uterus during removal.

Women's Health