ATLANTA, GA, December 10, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — The law firm of Schneider Hammers has filed numerous lawsuits against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Teva Women’s Health, LLC, Teva Women’s Health, Inc., The Cooper Companies, Inc., and CooperSurgical, Inc. alleging product liability and consumer claims related to the ParaGard intrauterine device (“IUD”).

Plaintiffs in these suits all used the ParaGard IUD believing it was a safe and long-term birth control. One of the plaintiffs, Patricia Rodriguez, went to a medical professional in 2018 to remove this product and was left with an arm of the ParaGard IUD in her uterus because the product is defective. Several other plaintiffs have similar stories.

Schneider Hammers attorney, Robert Hammers, suggested to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that a female judge should cover this case since it involves contraceptive products. Hammers believes U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May for the Northern District of Georgia should take over the case because she is Ms. Rodriguez’s assigned judge in Atlanta, and the Northern District of Georgia has the least burdened court of all the jurisdictions suggested. Further, prior to her appointment to the federal bench in 2014, Judge May spent fourteen years in private practice working on complex product liability cases.

We believe that she’s the best judge to get this of all proposed because she’s a woman and this is a woman’s product dealing with women’s issues,” Hammers said.

According to plaintiffs, the defendants were aware that the IUD was extremely dangerous. In addition, the warning labels for ParaGard IUD were vague and not adequate enough to alert prescribing healthcare providers and patients to the dangers associated with ParaGard IUD.

All Georgia plaintiffs will be represented by Schneider Hammers attorney, Robert Hammers. The case is In re: ParaGard IUD Products Liability Litigation, pending number 137, in the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

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