Despite its proven deficiencies and failure to meet standards, the Paragard T 380A IUD remains on the market, potentially endangering other women who might decide to continue using it.
The recall process is initiated either by the manufacturer as a protective action against liability, or imposed by the FDA, in case the manufacturer fails to take the restorative measures. The former is known as a voluntary recall, while the latter is known as a mandatory recall.
In the case of the Paragard IUD, none of the two situations ensued, so the device has not yet been recalled, despite numerous lawsuits alleging the Paragard IUD is defective. The FDA approved Paragard in 1984. According to Cooper Surgical, the IUD has been proven safe and effective for over 30 years.
There are many reasons why the manufacturer is hesitant to issue a recall, such as:
According to an occurrence from 2014, the manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals was required by the FDA to recall two lots of the device, but for issues with sterility, not breakage or other faults. No injuries were reported from that episode.
The list of reported complications alone is enough to remove any doubt that the copper IUD is extremely hazardous and potentially life-threatening. Adding to the equation the ongoing lawsuits from claimants injured by the defective product, the result should be more than sufficient to enforce the recall procedure.
Even though the Paragard IUD has not been recalled, you can still take legal action if you experienced health complications because of it. Depending on how your injury occurred, you may be able to file a claim against one or more of the following:
If you experienced health complications due to the Paragard IUD, you might be entitled to financial compensation, so we encourage you to contact our expert team. A birth control device marketed as safe can necessitate surgeries, hospitalization, boundless suffering, and emotional and physical distress. Our team is dedicated to helping women injured by the Paragrad IUD determine whether they are eligible to file a claim.