NuvaRing contraceptives have made headlines recently after several studies showed the birth control devices can increase the risk of severe blood clot conditions. Thousands of women injured by these side effects have already contacted the FDA or filed lawsuits.
Many of those affected by NuvaRing side effects have contacted attorneys to find out if there is a class action lawsuit against NuvaRing. While more than 1,000 individual cases have been filed and were moved to one federal court, they are not joined as one NuvaRing class action lawsuit.
Due to the number of patients filing claims, NuvaRing lawsuits have been consolidated into a federal Multi-District Litigation court in Missouri. The court has indicated more than 1,000 lawsuits have been filed separately, rather than as one NuvaRing class action lawsuit.
The judge overseeing these lawsuits recently ordered that trials will start in early 2013 and Merck will have to disclose damaging research. Some experts predict this could help the cases reach a settlement. If so, these will also be handled individually instead of as one NuvaRing class action lawsuit settlement.
If you suffered a blood clot, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your case without joining a class action lawsuit against NuvaRing. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.
Class action lawsuits are often used when a large group of people have suffered moderate damages, since combining cases gives the group more power. With NuvaRing, however, individual cases are more valuable as most women suffered significant injuries.
Federal Multi-District Litigation courts, which have been used for NuvaRing, Yaz, Vioxx and Actos cases, are often better for those injured than a class action lawsuit against NuvaRing. Each case can be reviewed and tried separately, which can result in substantially higher recoveries.
An attorney can explain all of the advantages of an individual lawsuit in a federal MDL over a NuvaRing class action lawsuit. They can review your case to determine if it qualifies, how much it may be worth, and how long you have to take action. They can also secure the necessary records to file your claim against Merck.
Lawsuits for defective drug injuries can be complex legal matters. Before you choose an attorney, make sure they are qualified for this type of case and have experience fighting large drug companies.
The DrugRisk Resource Center works with only the top defective drug law firms in the country who specialize in NuvaRing lawsuits to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.
For more information on the side effects, warnings and legal action related to NuvaRing devices, or to speak with an attorney, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.
Authored by Chris Schroeder