Paragard IUD Litigation Update: Erin Copeland to Present at 2021 Mass Torts Made Perfect


Partner with Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs Selected to Speak at Premier Mass Tort Event

Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is proud to announce that attorney Erin Copeland has been selected to speak at the upcoming Mass Torts Made Perfect conference in Las Vegas.

The Mass Torts Made Perfect conference, being held at the Bellagio from October 13-15, is one of the largest plaintiff attorneys gatherings in the world, featuring industry leaders speaking on the most relevant topics in mass tort litigation.

Attorney Copeland is a distinguished partner with Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, & Briggs. She is a recognized leader in her field, having served on several committees and councils for multidistrict litigation throughout the United States. If you have suffered harm as the result of a dangerous drug or medical device, contact our office at (713) 751-0025.

Paragard IUD Litigation Update

On October 15, at the Mass Tort Made Perfect conference, Attorney Copeland will be giving an update on the Paragard IUD Litigation.

Earlier this year, attorney Erin Copeland was selected by District Judge Leigh Martin May to lead the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) against the makers of Paragard intrauterine devices, Teva Pharmaceuticals. Over 100 cases were consolidated in the massive lawsuit, which is being heard out of the Northern District of Georgia.

The Dangers of Paragard Removal

The intrauterine birth control device was marketed as the only 100% hormone-free IUD. Reports from plaintiffs indicate that the “T-shape” device can easily break apart during removal, causing severe injury. The fractured device can cause perforation or become lodged in the uterus, requiring surgery to remove and increasing the risk for life-threatening infection.

It is alleged that Paragard manufacturers knew that the copper-covered device was defective and prone to breakage during removal but failed to warn medical professionals or consumers about the danger. Thousands of women have filed complaints with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the harm they suffered.

Dedicated Advocate, Proven Results

Attorney Copeland has earned a reputation for her dedicated advocacy of women injured by defective medical devices and dangerous drugs. Prior to being appointed to the Paragard MDL, she was chosen to serve on the Executive Committee for the Essure consolidated litigation. Her tireless work helped secure a $1.6 billion settlement against Essure manufacturer Bayer.

In addition, Mrs. Copeland was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Pradaxa federal multidistrict litigation and the federal transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation. In the Pradaxa MDL, she served as the State-Federal Liaison Counsel. She is licensed to practice law in multiple jurisdictions, including the United States Supreme Court.

Contact Our Office

If your Paragard IUD broke apart during removal or you were harmed by another defective medical device, contact our office at (713) 751-0025 for a free consultation. Get over 100 years of combined experience on your side.

Attorney Erin Copeland and all of the attorneys at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, & Briggs are dedicated to helping those injured by negligent pharmaceutical companies. We are experienced trial lawyers that have recovered over $1 billion for our clients. Call today to get started.

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we draw from over a century of combined legal know-how and expertise. With the tenacity to win and the resources to get us there, our lawyers provide strong representation for injured victims and their families.