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.
November 30, 2012 – As news of rising Mirena side effect complaints reaches patients, more and more women have taken legal action for their injuries. Now, the maker of the device has taken steps to move litigation to a more convenient location.
November 27, 2012 – In July, Bloomberg News reported that German drug maker Bayer had committed over $600 million to settle Yaz lawsuits, but it was unclear how long the current stream of settlements would continue.
November 27, 2012 – Although litigation over Pradaxa internal bleeding only started months ago, patients should be hopeful that cases are moving forward quickly.
November 20, 2012 - A study released last month by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics shows use of IUD devices such as NuvaRing is increasing compared with condoms and traditional pills. The study found popularity of the devices has risen 700% since 1995.
November 15, 2012 – For years, experts have warned that implantable IUD contraceptives could carry severe side effects not found in traditional oral birth controls. Now, recent reports from the FDA have shown just how many people may be at risk.
October 17, 2012 – With thousands of women having filed a claim for injuries after taking the birth control drugs Yaz or Yasmin, it came as good news when Bayer recently announced it would begin settling these cases. However, a court officer has warned that time may be limited to reach a settlement.
October 18, 2012 – Experts have warned that patients taking the popular blood thinner Pradaxa could experience injury or death from uncontrollable internal bleeding. Now, a judge has ruled that those affected have the right to proceed with lawsuits against the maker of the drug.
September 17, 2012 – Millions of women chose NuvaRing contraceptive devices over birth control pills based on marketing claims that the vaginal rings would have fewer side effects.
Unfortunately, researchers have now found that the NuvaRing’s direct release of chemical hormones into the bloodstream may increase the risk of blood clots even more than traditional birth control pills.