Teva's Defective IUD Caused Injuries, $15M Suit Says

By Nathan Hale (March 6, 2013, 7:55 PM EST) -- A Miami woman is seeking $15 million in damages against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. for injuries she says she suffered from a defective intrauterine device made by the company, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Florida court.

A year after having a ParaGard IUD inserted in March 2008, Yolanda Hudson says she had to have surgery to have the device removed and a portion of her colon re-sectioned. She seeks treble putative damages for physical and mental injuries, as well as interest and attorneys' fees.

Her complaint accuses Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Teva Branded Pharmaceuticals Products R&D Inc. and unnamed companies...

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