I don’t know if my Paragard broke or fractured when it was removed and my doctor didn’t disclose the condition of the device. What do I do?

If you are unsure if your Paragard broke into pieces or fractured when it was removed, call the facility where it was removed (that could be a hospital or a clinic) and ask the nurse if the operative report mentions breakage or fracture. Let us know what you find out and we can go from there to guide you re: a potential case.

My Paragard didn’t break or fracture, but I’ve experienced side effects from the IUD. Can I still take legal action?

The attorneys we work with are leading this litigation but since it is all so new, we do not yet know the exact answer to this question. In general, the more severe your complications, the better chance you have of being able to take legal action.

I think I had a different IUD or similar birth control, such as Essure or Mirena, are there legal options available to me?

Currently, there are no legal actions available for Mirena problems and the options for Essure are very limited.

I really love my doctor! Will this get him/her in trouble?

This case does not involve suing doctors at all. It is against the manufacturer of the Paragard only. Your doctor will not get in trouble at all so please do not worry about him or her!

Why do you need my mailing address / other personal information?

A mailing address is required on your agreement with the law firm. This helps the firm stay in contact with you, and it also lets them know where to send any resulting compensation down the line. As to your social security number, the law firm needs this information to retrieve your medical records and report any compensation to the IRS; however, if you are uncomfortable right now providing your social, you can fill in 111’s now and get the info to your attorney later. Please see our privacy policy for more details on how we keep your information safe.

I’m shocked and upset that my doctor would prescribe this to me. Shouldn’t my doctor have known?

Both doctors and patients were not given sufficient information about Paragard, so your doctor was not at fault. Law firms are suing the manufacturer of Paragard, for potentially withholding key information that otherwise would have prevented it from being on the market.

I’m afraid I will be refused care due to joining the lawsuit.

This lawsuit is against the manufacturer of Paragard and would not involve your current or past medical care providers. You do not need to be worried about this.

I don’t want to get in trouble/owe money if it turns out I don’t really have a case.

There is no financial risk to this. If you join this lawsuit but the lawsuit is not successful, then then you will owe nothing. The law firm representing you will only be paid their percentage if, and only if, they win or settle your case. That money comes out of the winnings or settlement, NOT your pocket. We want you to be able to take legal action that is your right, without financial risk!