A NuvaRing lawsuit recently filed by Wright & Schulte alleges that a Florida woman developed deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism due to her use of NuvaRing.
Wright & Schulte’s dangerous drug lawyers are currently representing a woman from Cape Coral, Florida in recently filed a NuvaRing lawsuit (Case No. 2:13-cv-00721-SPC-DNF). This case, which was filed on October 11, 2013 in the U.S. District Court of Ohio, contends that the plaintiff developed serious blood clotting disorders as a direct result of using NuvaRing. Additionall, court documents for this case charge that the defendants, Organon USA, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc., marketed NuvaRing as a safe and effective form of contraception despite knowing about the serious side effects linked to it.
Wright & Schulte, LLC focuses on defending the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries after using dangerous medications and defective medical devices. Our skilled NuvaRing attorneys are experienced at successfully going up against large corporations. We encourage those who believe that they have been injured due to the use of NuvaRing to speak with our knowledgeable NuvaRing lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
According to court documents, the plaintiff started using NuvaRing in January 2011 when she was 22 years old. Within a month, the plaintiff reportedly started to experience severe pain in her right leg and sought medical care for an official diagnosis. At that time, the plaintiff underwent an ultrasound and was, subsequently, informed that she had developed deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in her right leg. Although the plaintiff was prescribed Coumadin for six months, by August 2011, the severe pain in her right leg erupted once again.
Upon seeking medical attention, the plaintiff was told that she still had DVT in her right leg and that she had also developed pulmonary embolism, a life-threatening condition in which blood clots lodge in the lung’s airways. While the plaintiff was hospitalized to treat her pulmonary embolism, she was also placed on anticoagulation therapy that included Lovenox, Coumadin and Warfarin. In the aftermath of her hospitalization, the plaintiff has had to continue anticoagulation therapy and attend regular follow-up doctor’s appointments to monitor her health.
NuvaRing Lawsuit Allegations Against Organon
The complaint for this case alleges that, while the plaintiff’s use of NuvaRing caused her to develop potentially fatal health complications, Organon and the other defendants were aware of the substantial risks of such side effects and, yet, failed to warn women about them. In fact, court documents contend that the defendants led the public to believe that NuvaRing was a safe and effective form of birth control despite the fact that they knew about the serious risks women faced when using NuvaRing.
In addition to these allegations, the complaint argues that this case should be transferred to the federal NuvaRing multidistrict litigation (MDL) currently underway in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. Currently, there are more than 1,500 NuvaRing lawsuits pending in the Missouri MDL, and the first bellwether case in this litigation will reportedly get underway in April 2014, according to an Order dated October 8, 2013. (In re NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1964)
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