The popular vaginal ring contraceptive device NuvaRing, which is prescribed more than 5 million times each year, was recently linked to dangerous blood clots and resulting conditions like pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and stroke.
So far, thousands of women have reported complications to the FDA or contacted a NuvaRing lawyer to file a claim for their injuries. Due to the number of patients affected, cases from around the country have been consolidated into a special federal court in Missouri.
In October of 2011, the FDA released an extensive study which found vaginal rings like NuvaRing could increase the risk of blood clots as much as 56% over traditional low-dose estrogen birth control pills.
Both the New England Journal of Medicine and British Medical Journal also published studies from Denmark in 2012 showing vaginal ring devices can increase blood clot risks by as much as 90% over oral contraceptives, or as much as 650% over no hormone use.
Those who have not yet filed a claim can still get help from a NuvaRing lawyer. However, time is limited.
If you suffered a blood clot, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us today to speak with a NuvaRing lawyer.
Despite recent warnings, millions of women continue to use NuvaRing without knowing the risks. The National Center for Health Statistics estimated this year that use of IUD devices like NuvaRing are up as much as 700% since 1995.
Although blood clots can be a natural healing defense of the body, artificial or unnecessary clots can break free and do severe damage when they block oxygen to the brain, lungs or other organs.
The federal judge in charge of the NuvaRing multi-district litigation court recently scheduled trials to start in early 2013. He also ordered Merck to disclose safety studies which may show that the company knew of the risks of NuvaRing, but did not warn women.
A NuvaRing lawyer can quickly review your case at no cost to let you know if it qualifies for a lawsuit, how much it may be worth, and how long you have to take action. They can also secure the necessary medical records and file a claim on your behalf.
Lawsuits for defective drug injuries can be complex legal matters. Before choosing any lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of case and have experience fighting large drug companies.
The DrugRisk Resource Center only recommends defective drug lawyers and law firms that specialize in NuvaRing lawsuits.
For more information on the side effects, warnings or legal action involving NuvaRing, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.