August 23, 2012 – The popular once-a-month NuvaRing contraceptive devices have been in the news lately for possible links to dangerous blood clots. Now, the FDA has disclosed the magnitude of side effect complaints, and lawyers are helping those affected.Read More
July 15, 2012 - Many women who choose contraceptive devices such as the popular NuvaRing instead of oral contraceptives do so for the convenience of not having to keep up with the daily regimen of taking pills.Read More
July 30 - A federal panel has consolidated injury lawsuits involving the popular NuvaRing contraceptive device to a central federal court, which will allow victims the benefit of a unified litigation effort and medical evidence, without the constraints of a class action lawsuit.Read More
NuvaRing, which is one of the most popular contraceptives on the market, has been used by millions of women to replace traditional birth control pills since it was first released in 2001.
Unfortunately, studies now show that these devices, which were marketed as a safer alternative to oral contraceptives, may have a higher risk of causing blood clots. These can lead to serious conditions like Stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), and Pulmonary Embolism.
In the past year the New England Journal of Medicine, FDA and British Medical Journal have all published research showing increased blood clot risks in women using contraceptives like NuvaRing. The FDA has also received over 1,000 reports of injury or death following use of the device.
Those who have been injured by these devices have a legal right to seek recovery for their damages. Lawyers are currently helping those affected file claims against Merck & Co. in a special federal court.
If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot, DVT, Pulmonary Embolism or stroke after using a NuvaRing, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us today for more information and to speak with a lawyer about your legal options.
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September 17, 2012 – Those women who chose NuvaRing contraceptives due to claims of fewer side effects are being alerted of recent studies showing the devices may have increased risks of blood clots over traditional pills.
With litigation growing by those injured, a judge recently scheduled trials to start early next year. Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after using NuvaRing should speak with a lawyer about their legal options.
NuvaRing was marketed by Merck as a convenient method of birth control which used lower doses of hormones. However, the device releases chemicals directly into the bloodstream on a constant basis, which may actually result in higher doses for many women.Read More
September 5, 2012-Those women affected by blood clots after using the contraceptive device NuvaRing may be closer to recovering for their injuries after a recent judges decision that NuvaRing lawsuit trials will start early next year.
If you suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after using NuvaRing, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal options as soon as possible.
NuvaRing is a once-a-month vaginal ring contraceptive made by Merck. Although the device was marketed as being safer with lower doses of hormones, it releases hormones directly into the bloodstream on a constant basis, which may result in higher doses for some women.Read More
Although the NuvaRing contraceptive was marketed by Merck as a safer alternative to traditional birth control pills with fewer side effects, experts have now discovered that these devices may have serious health risks.
In recent years, several studies have identified NuvaRing side effects such as:
Since NuvaRing was approved by the FDA in 2001, the agency has received more than 1,000 reports of blood clot related injuries or deaths related to patients using the devices.
In 2012, both the New England Journal of Medicine and British Medical Journal have published research showing vaginal rings can increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 650%. The FDA also released a study in October of 2011 which found vaginal rings could increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 56% over other birth control pills.
Although NuvaRing contains a lower dose of contraceptive hormones, those chemicals are absorbed constantly and directly into the bloodstream, emitting significantly higher amounts into the body.
Since Merck failed to adequately test for these blood clot dangers or warn patients of the risks, they are liable for the damages caused.
If you suffered a blood clot, DVT, Pulmonary Embolism or stroke after using a NuvaRing contraceptive device, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us today for more information.