The NuvaRing contraceptive device was marketed by Merck as a safe and convenient alternative to birth control pills with fewer side effects, resulting in use by millions of women. However, recent studies have shown these implants may increase the risk of dangerous blood clots.
As of this time, there has not been a NuvaRing recall. For now, experts continue to warn of the safety risks of these devices and demand that the FDA consider a ban on such contraceptives. Merck also faces more than 1,000 lawsuits by those injured, which are set to begin trials in early 2013.
In October of 2011, the FDA published a large scale study which showed vaginal rings like NuvaRing could increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 56% compared to 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 which found that vaginal ring contraceptives can increase the risk of blood clots by as much as 90% over the use of oral contraceptives, or as much as 650% over no hormone use.
If you suffered a blood clot, stroke, pulmonary embolism or DVT after using NuvaRing, it is important to speak with a lawyer. While there is no NuvaRing Recall, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us today.
Since NuvaRing was released, the FDA has received more than 1,000 reports of patients suffering injuries related to serious blood clots. Although they have warned patients of these dangers, they have not yet issued a NuvaRing recall.
As news of NuvaRing side effects grew, thousands of women filed lawsuits over their injuries. A special federal court has been established in Missouri to handle the cases. Judge Sippel, who is overseeing that litigation, recently ordered Merck to disclose prior testing records which some claim will show they knew of NuvaRing dangers.
Lawyers are still helping those affected file claims. Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after using NuvaRing is urged to contact the Drug Resource Center or speak with a lawyer to learn if they qualify for a case and how long they have to take action.
Lawsuits for defective drug injuries can be complex legal matters. Before choosing a lawyer, make sure they are qualified to handle this type of case, have experience fighting large drug companies, and have the resources to finish your case.
The DrugRisk Resource Center works with only the top defective drug law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly and you recover quickly.
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Authored by Chris Schroeder