Leading medical journals – and the FDA – have released studies showing that vaginal ring devices like NuvaRing increase risk of blood clots. The FDA has received over 5,000 reports of adverse events related to this contraceptive device.
According to recent studies, devices like NuvaRing can increase the risk of dangerous blood clot conditions including DVT, stroke, and pulmonary embolism. And yet, there has been no FDA recall of this device. Merck, the manufacturer, is facing litigation for not warning women of these risks.
Authored by Gloria Mayer
If you suffered a serious adverse event due to NuvaRing -- stroke, blood clot, DVT or pulmonary embolism -- you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
Since FDA approval in 2001, NuvaRing has been marketed as a safe and convenient alternative to birth control pills. Over 1 million women have been prescribed the device. NuvaRing is still one of the most popular forms of birth control on the market.
However, the FDA’s research shows 5,357 adverse events due to NuvaRing, including DVT, stroke, and pulmonary embolism.
Court records show that more than 1,000 women have filed claims of blood clots while using NuvaRing. Experts fear many more women may not realize they are at risk for these side effects and therefore thousands more may file a NuvaRing lawsuit.
Anyone who has suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or pulmonary embolism while using the NuvaRing device should discuss a NuvaRing lawsuit as soon as possible. A lawyer can advise whether your case qualifies and how long you have to take action. You can also learn about the potential settlement, which can help cover medical costs and unpaid medical leave.
Those filing a NuvaRing lawsuit should know that they are filing individually, instead of as one class action suit. This is often more advantageous for victims. A lawyer will collect medical records, attend hearings and pursue your case at no cost, only receiving payment if they recover a settlement for you.
Keep in mind, federal MDL litigation can be complex and highly specialized. Before choosing a lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies. The DrugRisks Resource Center only recommends law firms that have handled NuvaRing cases.
For more information on NuvaRing -- the side effects, warnings and legal action -- or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. Your consultation is free. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.