In recent years several studies have shown that contraceptive devices like NuvaRing can increase the risk of dangerous blood clot conditions. Many of the women who have been affected have filed injury claims.
Court records show that more than 1,000 patients have already filed a NuvaRing lawsuit. The federal judge overseeing those cases recently scheduled the first trials to start in May of 2013.
The British Medical Journal, FDA and New England Journal of Medicine have all published studies in the past two years showing vaginal ring contraceptives like NuvaRing can increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 90% over oral contraceptives. These can cause serious conditions like stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism.
Due to the number of women filing a NuvaRing lawsuit, the cases were consolidated in a special federal Multi-District Litigation court in Missouri. Lawyers are currently helping those affected join the litigation and work towards a settlement.
If you suffered a stroke, blood clot, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer and understand your legal options.
Due to marketing by Merck that NuvaRing was a safe and convenient alternative to birth control pills, experts believe more than 1 million women were prescribed the devices. NuvaRing is still one of the most popular forms of birth control on the market.
So far, the FDA has received more than 1,000 reports of women suffering side effects like blood clots while using NuvaRing. Since these are only reports provided by the maker of the device, experts fear thousands more women may have yet to seek legal action for serious side effects.
Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or pulmonary embolism while using NuvaRing device should learn their options for a NuvaRing lawsuit as soon as possible. A lawyer can advise what compensation is available, whether your case qualifies and how long you have to take action.
Those filing a NuvaRing lawsuit should know that they are filed individually, instead of as one class action suit. This is often more advantageous for victims. Also, lawyers will collect medical records, attend hearings and pursue your case at no cost, only receiving payment if they recover for you.
However, federal MDL litigation can be a complex and highly specialized process. Before choosing a lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies. The DrugRisk Resource Center only recommends law firms that specialize in NuvaRing lawsuits.
For more information on the side effects, warnings and legal action related to NuvaRing devices, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.
Authored by Chris Schroeder