NuvaRing Lawsuit | NuvaRing Side Effects : Blood Clots, Clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Other Injuries
NuvaRing Lawsuits | Class Action Lawsuit, Lawsuits, Lawyer, Attorney, Recall | NuvaRing Side Effects: Blood Clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism, Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction, Strokes, Cerebral Thrombosis, Retinal Thrombosis, Cerebral Hemorrhage, Thrombophlebitis and Venous Thrombosis with or without Embolism, Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), Wrongful Death
NuvaRing, a hormonal contraceptive device marketed by Merck & Co.’s Organon subsidiary, has been associated with an increased risk of serious, potentially deadly, blood clots compared to hormonal birth control pills. Blood clots and other NuvaRing side effects can seriously impact a young woman’s quality of life, and take a serious toll on a victim’s financial and emotional well being. Young women who used NuvaRing, or their families, may be eligible to file a NuvaRing lawsuit against Merck and Organon if they suffered a NuvaRing side effect, including:
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots most often occurring in the legs, arms and pelvis)
- Pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs)
- Heart attack
If you or a young woman you care about used NuvaRing, and suffered a serious blood clot, heart attack or stroke, legal advice from an attorney experienced with NuvaRing lawsuits should be sought immediately. Wright & Schulte LLC, a nationwide law firm focused on obtaining justice for the people, represents the victims of defective medical devices, including NuvaRing. If you or a woman you love endured pain and suffering due to a NuvaRing side effect, we urge you to contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free, no obligation NuvaRing lawsuit evaluation today.
NuvaRing Side Effects | Blood Clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism, Cerebral Thrombosis, Retinal Thrombosis, Cerebral Hemorrhage, Thrombophlebitis and Venous Thrombosis with or without Embolism
Brought to market in 2001, NuvaRing is sold in over 30 countries and used by over a million women worldwide. It was, and remains, the only vaginal birth control ring on the market. NuvaRing remains in the vagina for three weeks, and is removed every fourth week. The device continuously releases two different types of hormones into a woman’s body, ethinyl estradiol (synthetic estrogen) and etonogestrel (a synthetic progestin).
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Etonogestrel, a third-generation progestin, has been associated with a greater risk for developing blood clots compared to the progestins found in other forms of hormonal birth control. Etonogestrel is also a form of another third-generation progestin called desogestrel. The consumer group, Public Citizen, has petitioned the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to ban contraceptives containing desogestrel due to an approximately doubled risk of venous thrombosis and lack of evidence of clinical benefit as compared to the second generation oral contraceptives.
A study published in the British Medical Journal in May 2012 reported that some non-oral contraceptives, including NuvaRing, were associated with an increased risk of serious birth defects, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, compared to birth control pills. According to the study, women who used a vaginal ring had a 6.5 times higher risk for developing blood clots compared to non-users of hormonal contraception. The study also noted that women using the vaginal ring faced a 90% higher risk of blood clots than did combined oral contraceptives containing levonorgestrel, an older form of progestin.
NuvaRing Lawsuit Evaluations Due To NuvaRing Side Effects
The attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC work every day to preserve the rights of personal injury victims, one case and one client at a time. If you or a young woman you care about suffered a blood clot, heart attack, stroke or other serious injury while using NuvaRing, and you’re looking for a personal injury law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. For a free, no obligation legal NuvaRing lawsuit evaluation of your case, simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.