NuvaRing is a popular birth control device designed by Dutch pharmaceutical company Organon and now marketed by Merck & Co. Since its approval by the FDA in 2001, the device has been used by millions of women as an alternative to oral contraceptive (birth control) pills.
NuvaRing was designed and promoted as a more convenient form of birth control with fewer side effects, due to the fact that it is implanted in the vagina once every three weeks and contains lower doses of chemical hormones.
Unfortunately, researchers have now discovered that the hormones emitted from NuvaRing, at a constant and direct rate into the bloodstream, may increase the risk of blood clots and serious conditions like pulmonary embolism, DVT and stroke.
Since Merck failed to properly test for the effect of direct hormone absorption or warn patients of the risk of these dangerous blood clots, they are liable for the damages caused. Lawyers are already helping those affected file claims.
If you suffered a blood clot, pulmonary embolism, DVT or stroke after using a NuvaRing device, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. It is important to speak with a lawyer about your legal options. Contact us today.
Researchers in Europe and the United States have discovered the hormones in vaginal ring contraceptives like NuvaRing can significantly increase the risk of blood clots and other harmful side effects.
Since it was approved for use in 2001, the FDA has received more than 1,000 reports of patients suffering blood clot-related injuries or death after using NuvaRing. Lawyers can explain the research linking the device to injuries, as well as how Merck has continued to earn billions of dollars selling it despite knowing the risks.
In October of 2011, the agency released a study showing vaginal ring contraceptives could increase the risk of blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolism by as much as 56% compared to traditional low-dose estrogen birth control pills.
This year, both the New England Journal of Medicine and British Medical Journal have published studies from Denmark showing vaginal ring contraceptives like NuvaRing can increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 90% over the use of oral contraceptives, or as much as 650% over not using any hormone contraceptive.
Nearly 1,000 women have already filed a NuvaRing lawsuit claiming they suffered a blood clot related injury after using the device. Due to the number of claims expected, the cases have been consolidated into a federal Multi District Litigation court.
Lawyers with the NuvaRing Litigation Group have helped thousands of families recover after defective drug injuries. These same lawyers are available to discuss your case today, including how much it may be worth and how long you have to take action.
Drug device injury lawsuits can be complex legal matters. Before choosing a lawyer, make sure they are qualified to handle this type of case, have experience fighting large drug companies, and have the resources to finish your case.
The NuvaRing Resource Center works with only the top defective drug law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.
Contact us today for more information on the side effects, research and litigation related to NuvaRing, or to speak with a lawyer. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.
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