December 3, 2012 – The Federal Judge in charge of overseeing more than 1,000 NuvaRing blood clot lawsuits from around the U.S. recently signed an order which will give those yet to seek help more time to do so.
Judge Sippel’s order on November 20th moved the start of NuvaRing lawsuit trials back from May 6, 2013 to July 8, 2013.
The move may be in response to the latest data from the Judicial Panel on MultiDistrict Litigation showing that almost 1,030 NuvaRing cases have now been relocated to the special federal court in Missouri.
Fortunately, the later trial date will give patients injured by NuvaRing more time to speak with a lawyer and decide if they will seek compensation.
If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after using NuvaRing, it is important to learn your legal options.
Researchers have linked vaginal rings like NuvaRing to risks of blood clots even higher than those from traditional birth control pills.
On may 10, 2012, the British Medical Journal published tests relating vaginal rings like NuvaRing to as much as a 90% increased risk of blood clots over oral contraceptives. The New England Journal of Medicine followed on June 14th with another study showing vaginal ring contraceptives could relate to a 2.5 to 3-fold increased risk of blood clots.
So far, the FDA has received over 1,000 complaints of women suffering blood clot injury or death after using NuvaRing.
Experts are comparing the current litigation over NuvaRing to the claims that Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills caused similar injuries. Bayer is currently spending close to $1 billion to settle the Yaz cases.
Anyone affected by blood clots, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing should learn their legal rights as soon as possible.
Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug injury cases, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already handled NuvaRing lawsuits.
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