In RE: Paragard IUD Products Liability Litigation

1:20-md-2974-LMM
Honorable Leigh Martin May, presiding

Case Summary

This litigation involves allegations that the Paragard intrauterine device(IUD) has a propensity to break upon removal, causing complications and injuries, including surgeries to remove the broken piece of the device, infertility, and pain.

 

Contact Information


Plaintiffs' Counsel

Plaintiff Co-Lead Counsel

 
Plaintiff Liaison Counsel
Erin K. Copeland
FIBICH, LEEBRON, COPELAND & BRIGGS
1150 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005
Telephone:713-352-0470
ecopeland@fibichlaw.com
C. Andrew Childers
CHILDERS, SCHLUETER & SMITH, LLC
1932 N. Druid Hills Rd., Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30319
Tel: (404) 419-9500
Fax: (404) 419-9501
AChilders@cssfirm.com
Timothy Clark
SANDERS PHILLIPS GROSSMAN, LLC
16755 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 200
Irvine, California 92606
Telephone:516-741-5600
tclark@thesandersfirm.com
 

 

Defendants' Counsel

Defendant Co-Lead Counsel

 
Defendant Co-Liaison Counsel
Frederick M. Erny
Ulmer & Berne, LLP
600 Vine Street, Suite 2800
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone: 513.698.5144
ferny@ulmer.com
Lori G. Cohen
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Terminus 200
3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30305
Telephone: 678.553.2385
CohenL@gtlaw.com
Gina M. Saelinger
Ulmer & Berne, LLP
600 Vine Street, Suite 2800
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone: 513.698.5114
gsaelinger@ulmer.com
Allison Ng
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Terminus 200
3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30305
Telephone: 678.553.2129
nga@gtlaw.com

 

Plaintiffs' Executive Committee

 
Nicole Berg
KELLER LENKNER, LLC
150 N. Riverside Plaza, Suite 4270
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Telephone:312-948-8477
ncb@kellerlenkner.com
Fidelma Fitzpatrick
MOTLEY RICE
55 Cedar Street, Suite 100
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Telephone:401-457-7700
ffitzpatrick@motleyrice.com
Robert M. Hammers, Jr.
SCHNEIDER HAMMERS, LLC
5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 975
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Telephone:770-394-0047
rob@schneiderhammers.com
Timothy W. Porter
PORTER & MALOUF, P.A.
825 Ridgewood Road
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Telephone:601-957-1173
tim@portermalouf.com
Edward A .Wallace
WEXLER WALLACE, LLP
55 W. Monroe Street, Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Telephone:312-345-2222
eaw@wexlerwallace.com
 

 

Plaintiffs' Steering Committee

 
Christina Feller
FERRER POIROT WANSBROUGH
2603 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
Telephone: 214-521-4412
cfeller@lawyerworks.com
Michael A. Galpern
JAVERBAUM WURGAFT HICK KAHN WIKSTRON & SINNS, P.C.
1000 Haddonfield-Berlin Road, Suite 203
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
Telephone:856-596-4100
mgalpern@lawjw.com
Charles R. Houssiere, III
Houssiere, Durant & Houssiere, LLP
1990 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 800
Houston, Texas 77056
Telephone: (713)626-3700
Facsimile: (713)626-3709
Choussiere@HDHtex.com
Jason P. Johnston
ZIMMERMAN REED, LLP
1100 IDS Center
89 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Telephone:612-341-0400
jason.johnston@zimmreed.com
R. Andrew Jones
CORY WATSON, P.C.
2131 Magnolia Avenue S.
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Telephone:205-328-2200
ajones@corywatson.com
Robert L. Kinsman
KRAUSE & KINSMAN
4717 Grans Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Telephone:816-760-2700
robert@krauseandkinsman.com
Hunter V. Linville
LINVILLE LAW GROUP
1932 North Druid Hills Road, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30319
Telephone:888-800-1784
hunter@linvillelawgroup.com
Patrick A. Luff
FEARS NACHAWATI LAW FIRM
5473 Blair Road
Dallas, Texas 75231
Telephone:214-890-0711
pluff@fnlawfirm.com
Jon Mann
PITTMAN, DUTTON, HELLUMS, BRADLEY & MANN
2001 Park Place North, Suite 1100
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Telephone:205-322-8880
jonm@pittmandtton.com
Buffy K. Martines
LAMINACK, PIRTLE & MARTINES, LLP
5020 Montrose Boulevard, 9th Floor
Houston, Texas 77006
Telephone:713-292-2750
buffym@lpm-triallaw.com
Tobias L. Millrood
POGUST MILLROOD, LLC
161 Washington Street, Suite 940
Eight Tower Bridge
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428
Telephone:610-941-4204
tmillrood@pogustmillrood.com
Alfred A. Olinde, Jr.
THE OLINDE FIRM, LLC
Post Office Box 55
Mandeville, Louisiana 70470
Telephone:504-587-1440
folinde@olindefirm.com
Justin R. Parafinczuk
PARAFINCZUK WOLF
110 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1630
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone:954-462-6700
jparafinczuk@pwslawfirm.com
Michelle A. Parfitt
ASHCRAFT & GEREL, LLP
1825 K Street N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone:202-783-6400
mparfitt@ashcraftlaw.com
Ruth Rizkalla
THE CARLSON LAW FIRM. P.C.
200 Pier Avenue, Suite 126
Hermosa Beach, California 90254
Telephone:254-526-5688
rrizkalla@carlsonattorneys.com
Marcus J. Susan
SUSEN LAW GROUP
110 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1700
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone:954-315-3815
marcus@susenlawgroup.com
Thienkim “Kim” Truongle
HEARD LAW FIRM, PLLC
2925 Richmond Avenue, Suite 1550
Houston, Texas 77098
Telephone:713-665-1100
kim@heardlawfirm.com