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Copper Toxicity, Wilson's Disease - Paragard IUD Complications

Despite the serious health threats that the Paragard IUDs may inflict, there is more in-depth reasoning that deems it unsuitable for certain women with pre-existing medical conditions.

Recent complaints connect post-insertion symptoms of copper toxicity to patients with Wilson’s disease. Since Paragard is mostly made of copper, it can intensify this rare disease defined by extreme copper accumulation inside the body.

This genetic disorder can affect people of all ages, due to improper copper elimination from vital organs. It is progressive and potentially life-threatening if diagnosed at a later time.

Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For

Prompt medical care is crucial. If left untreated, the disease can cause serious complications, including:

  • Menstrual irregularity or amenorrhea
  • Liver scarring or even failure
  • Kidney problems
  • Premature arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Neurological and psychological problems
  • Destruction of red blood cells

Copper toxicity builds up slowly in the body. Many women usually display side effects up to 6 months after insertion, some even years after.

Paragard patients experiencing below symptoms of copper toxicity should seek medical attention immediately:

  • Headaches or fever
  • Fatigue and loss of consciousness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea or vomiting blood
  • Sudden changes of mood or depression

After the insertion of the Paragard IUD, there is an increased level of copper released into the body, which eventually overloads the liver and continues to accumulate in the brain.

Treatment focuses on medication (best-case scenario) that reduces the amount of copper and maintains it at a normal stage, while the most dreadful outcome involves a liver transplant.

Atraxia Law Can Offer Quality Legal Assistance

Patients are not aware of the dangers associated with copper IUDs, especially when it comes to complications arising from harmful materials.

When adequate warnings are inexistent, a product is automatically not safe.

If you have suffered from the use of your Paragard IUD, Atraxia Law is here for you every step of the way.

You may be eligible to recover monetary damages, so call us right away.

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