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Can I sue Paragard for IUD embedding?

Saint Louis, MO |

I went to get my Paragard IUD removed yesterday, which is supposed to be a simple procedure. One of the arms broke off and is embedded in my uterus. The IUD had slowly migrated down and was causing me intense pain and periods that lasted up to 10 days. The procedure to get the arm out may cause perforation to my uterus because of the way it's embedded. My other option is to get a hysterectomy, which I will have to do if the procedure perforates my uterus so I am probably just going to get one to avoid having 2 surgeries. Can I sue them?

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I do NOT handle these claims, but I know of one firm that does. The issues are different than the Mirena failure to warn cases that lawyers want.


To find the right lawyers google "Paragard lawsuit".

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Mr. Behar gave you an interesting and good idea.

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Yes, if the Paragard IUD is defective or improperly designed. Also, it is possible that your doctor may not have removed it properly. If you are using an IUD, I'm assuming that you are young enough to have children. You might want to consider this if you feel you might need a hysterectomy. I would go to a doctor other than the one to removed it for a second opinion as to what your options are.

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