December 17, 2012 - The federal authority responsible for transferring nationwide mass tort litigation to centralized federal courts for resolution has reported that more than 1,025 women or families have now filed a NuvaRing lawsuit after suffering blood clot injuries allegedly tied to the birth control devices.
Not surprisingly, the FDA has also disclosed that they have now received over 5,000 Adverse Event reports among patients using NuvaRing devices through mid 2012, a number that by now may be even higher.
The most common complications reported by NuvaRing users were pulmonary embolism (1,064) and deep vein thrombosis (730). Also, patients reportedly needed hospitalization in 30% of the cases of side effects from the device.
If you or a loved one suffered blood clots, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing, it is important to contact the DrugRisk Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about your legal rights as soon as possible.
U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel recently moved the start of NuvaRing lawsuit trials back to July 8, 2013. This could give those who have not yet learned about their legal options following an injury more time to do so.
Experts have cautioned that vaginal rings like NuvaRing may have even higher risks of blood clots than traditional birth control pills.
In May, the British Medical Journal published a Danish study relating vaginal rings like NuvaRing to as much as a 90% increased risk of blood clots over oral contraceptives. On June 14th, the New England Journal of Medicine also published a study finding vaginal ring contraceptives could increase blood clot risks by 2.5 to 3 times.
The DrugRisk Resource Center urges anyone affected by blood clots, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing to learn their legal rights.
Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug injury cases, the DrugRisk Center only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already handled NuvaRing lawsuits.
Contact us today for more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to NuvaRing and other drugs, or to speak with a lawyer.