Paragard IUD class action lawyers help injured parties establish personal injury lawsuits against Cooper Companies and affiliated medical institutions. These lawsuits address the negative side effects of Paragard IUD usage. They have so grown in number as to form class action multidistrict litigation.
Conditions that entitle a person to enter into this class action range from permanent infertility to organ punctures. If you’ve endured these conditions or similar side effects, you may be entitled to enter into the ongoing Paragard class action lawsuit.
Zanes Law attorneys can help you establish a violated duty of care addressing both the ongoing use of Paragard IUDs and Cooper Companies’ refusal to recall their product.
Developments in the Paragard Class Action Lawsuit
The class action multidistrict litigation against Cooper Companies and affiliated parties is still developing. Recently, these development have included:
- October 2022 – There have been no updates since Judge May’s announcement that the first Paragard IUD trial will occur in January 2024. At this time, it is unknown whether the January bellwether trial will be the first of multiple trials.
Since the first trial is over a year away, it’s highly unlikely that Teva will consider settlement negotiations at this time. However, plaintiffs can remain hopeful, as setting a solidified bellwether date is a sign of progress.
- September 27, 2022 – At the last conference, Judge Leigh Martin May made a long-awaited announcement regarding the Paragard class action lawsuit. According to the judge, the first bellwether trial has been scheduled for January 2024.
- September 3, 2022 – It’s been almost two years since the beginning of the Paragrad class action lawsuit, and a schedule for the initial bellwether trials has yet to be pinned down. On August 25, a status conference was held in which both sides proposed scheduling orders and offered suggestions regarding the discovery cut-off date.
- August 20, 2022 – In the last month, the Paragard class action suit saw the addition of 68 new claims. The total number of plaintiffs involved in the MDL is now 1,314, which is still considered small.
While smaller lawsuits often move slower and take longer to reach a conclusion, it’s easier for the plaintiffs involved to get the money they’re owed. It’s easier for a company to compensate 1,000 plaintiffs than 100,000, so the slow pace of this MDL may actually play in your favor.
- July 18, 2022 – 51 additional cases have joined the Paragard IUD docket. The multidistrict litigation judge assigned to the Paragard class action lawsuit has ordered interested plaintiffs to submit their facts sheets.
Parties must also complete discovery related to their losses. All plaintiffs must submit these documents within the next 120 days. The total number of Paragard IUD cases in action at this point totals 1,246.
- June 23, 2022 – Between May 15, 2022, and June 15, 2022, 177 clients filed lawsuits against Cooper Companies citing Paragard IUD injuries as their cause. This 30-day period indicates the largest growth in Paragard IUD lawsuits since the class action multidistrict litigation opened.
Discovery for all of these parties is still ongoing. No trials have been scheduled. Clients are still waiting for the facts sheets from early June to be finalized.
- June 6, 2022 – Multidistrict litigation Judge Leigh Martin May reviewed the status of Plaintiff Fact Sheets. No cases have transitioned at this time, though the body of lawsuits addressing Paragard injuries and Cooper Companies’ negligence continues to grow.