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Sepsis - Paragard IUD Complications

A common form of birth control, the intrauterine device is now under wide scrutiny because of the complications that may ensue from its use. Women are increasingly coming forward with dreadful statements about their Paragard IUDs breaking apart inside them during removal and causing life-threatening infections.

Sepsis is a potentially deadly clinical condition that can originate from an IUD source. In such cases, when the IUD becomes a host of different bacteria, immediate extraction of the device and administering proper treatment are imperative.

When an infection occurs, your immune system will try to overcome it, and when it does not succeed, sepsis will emerge. This can lead to organ failure, tissue damage, and even death.

Despite Paragard's instructions indicating that the medical providers must apply aseptic techniques during insertion, severe infections can still occur. These include Group A streptococcal disease and toxic shock syndrome (TSS) (induced by Staphylococcus and Streptococcus).

Sepsis Symptoms Can Easily Degenerate

Patients that are diagnosed with sepsis caused by Paragard IUD experience a set of symptoms associated with the disease, which may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Vaginal discharge, possibly emanating an odd odor
  • Irregular menstrual discharge
  • Fever
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pain while urinating

The symptoms may evolve in severity, leading to difficulties in breathing, organ dysfunction, and brain impairment, requiring intensive care.

The most unfortunate outcome of sepsis caused by Paradard IUD is Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) – when the toxins enter the bloodstream and pressure drops to a tragic level. It can advance rapidly and demands prompt surgical intervention.

TSS symptoms are usually sudden, and include:

  • Fever
  • Low blood pressure and elevated heartbeat
  • Nausea
  • Fainting, restlessness, or confusion
  • Rashes on several parts of the body
  • Scaling, peeling skin
  • Muscle aches and pains, stomach cramps
  • Redness inside the nose and mouth
  • Conjunctivitis

TSS complications are always treated in a hospital, and surgery may be needed in some circumstances.

Atraxia Law Can Help You File a Claim

If you or your loved ones have suffered from sepsis complications during or after the removal of the Paragard IUD, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

Complete the adjoining Free Case Evaluation form or call us right away, and we will discuss your potential claim and decide together what is the best course of action in your situation.

Atraxia Law will provide quality assistance and subsequently establish the extent of your claim.

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