The Paragard® IUD is a birth control device manufactured by CooperSurgical that is a t-shaped piece of flexible plastic partially coated with copper. The copper creates conditions in the uterus that prevent sperm from reaching an egg and fertilizing it. The Paragard® IUD can also be inserted up to five days after sex to prevent pregnancy.
This IUD is promoted as non-hormonal. Other IUDs use the hormone progestin to change the lining of the uterus and prevent implantation of an egg.
While the Paragard® IUD has been approved since 1984, birth control defect attorneys are investigating claims that the device can provoke serious events, such as device migration, embedding in the uterus, infection, inflammation, scarring, and perforation of the uterus or cervix. This can lead to organ damage and scarring, hysterectomy, and even death.
If you or someone you know used the Paragard® IUD and experienced severe complications, please contact us at 402 505-3555 to discuss the possibility of a claim.