Teva Hit With Suit In NY Over Broken Birth Control Implant

By Mike Curley (September 1, 2020, 7:17 PM EDT) -- A New York woman is suing units of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and the Cooper Companies Inc. in New York federal court, alleging she was injured when a piece of a birth control implant they make and sell broke while it was being removed.

In a complaint filed Monday, Vanesha Johnson told the court Teva promoted and marketed the ParaGard IUD as safe and effective and without hormones or other side effects of other birth control methods, but failed to warn her or her physician that the arms of the device could break while implanted.

According to the complaint, Johnson had...

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