NuvaRing is a popular once-a-month contraceptive device that has been used by millions of women as an alternative to birth control pills. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown patients may be at risk of dangerous NuvaRing side effects.
NuvaRing was marketed by Merck as a safer, more convenient contraceptive than birth control pills since it contains lower hormone doses. However, women may actually receive higher overall doses since the chemicals are released directly and constantly into the bloodstream.
Some common NuvaRing side effects listed by the manufacturer include vaginitis, headaches, upper respiratory infection, sinusitis, nausea, vaginal discharge and weight gain.
In addition, researchers have discovered the device may cause more severe NuvaRing side effects such as:
The makers of NuvaRing failed to adequately warn women about the serious dangers of blood clots since they never even tested the effects of direct hormone absorption into the bloodstream. Therefore, they face liability for the damages caused. Attorneys are currently helping those affected file claims to recover.
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 an attorney about your legal options. Contact us today.
An attorney can explain the evidence linking these devices to blood clots and how Merck has continued to earn billions selling it despite knowing of dangerous NuvaRing side effects. Nearly 1,000 women have already filed a claim for blood clots after using NuvaRing, however, experts fear as many as 10,000 may have been affected.
The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 1,000 reports of patients suffering injury or death from blood clots after using NuvaRing. In October, 2011, they published a study which found vaginal ring contraceptives could increase the risks of blood clots by as much as 56% over traditional birth control pills.
Now, the New England Journal of Medicine and British Medical Journal have both published studies in 2012 which show vaginal rings like NuvaRing can increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 90% over oral contraceptives. For women not previously using a hormone birth control, the risk can increase by as much as 650%!
Attorneys with the NuvaRing Litigation Group have helped thousands of families affected by defective drugs and are currently helping those injured by NuvaRing. These same attorneys are available to discuss your case today, such as what it may be worth and how long you have to take action.
Defective drug lawsuits such as this can be valuable and complex legal matters. Before you choose an attorney, make sure they are qualified for 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 and attorneys 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 an attorney. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.