Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced defective medical device law firm, has filed a NuvaRing lawsuit on behalf of a South Carolina woman who developed two blood clots in her right leg, allegedly caused by NuvaRing. The NuvaRing Lawsuit, which names Organon USA, Inc., N.V. Organon, Schering Corp., Merck & Co., Inc., and Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp. as Defendants, was filed on January 24, 2013 in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina. (Case No. 0:13-cv-00222-MDL)
Wright & Schulte LLC is representing numerous women who were allegedly injured by NuvaRing. The Firm offers free NuvaRing side effects lawsuit evaluations to victims of NuvaRing side effect injuries, including blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack and stroke. If you or someone you love suffered a serious, life-altering injury that may be associated with NuvaRing, please visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call toll-FREE 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.
About The NuvaRing Lawsuit
According to this latest NuvaRing lawsuit, the Plaintiff began using the device in January 2007. In July 2010, she began experiencing pain and swelling in her right leg. Upon being admitted to the hospital, a doppler venous exam revealed a clot in Plaintiff’s right leg. While the clot was treated with anticoagulants, she continued to use NuvaRing. A month later, an ultrasound revealed yet another blood clot in her right thigh. Among other things, the complaint alleges allege that the Defendants knew, but failed to disclose, that NuvaRing had a higher risk of thromboembolic complications, including pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and sudden death, compared to oral contraceptives.
According to the complaint, NuvaRing was the first and only once-a-month vaginal birth control ring, and is touted as having the same efficacy as birth control pills or the patch in preventing pregnancy, but with more convenience. However, a growing body of research has found evidence that using NuvaRing can increase the risk that a young woman will suffer a serious blood clot compared to traditional birth control pills. According to a study published by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, NuvaRing raised the risk of blood clots by 56% when compared to older birth control pills. During the summer of 2012, two additional studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine and the British Medical Journal indicated that users of NuvaRing faced a higher risk of suffering dangerous blood clots, as well as heart attacks and strokes.
A number of NuvaRing lawsuits have been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation before Rodney W. Sippel of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (MDL No. 1964). Additional NuvaRing claims are pending in a Mass Tort proceeding in the Bergen County Superior Court of New Jersey (Docket No. BER-L-3081-09 MT). All of the NuvaRing lawsuits claim the device caused young women to suffer serious, life-threatening injuries, including pulmonary emboli, deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks, blood clots and stroke.
About Wright & Schulte LLC
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged by defective drugs and their side effects, complications from defective medical devices, and unsafe consumer products, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Nuvaring side effects Lawsuit evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795.