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NuvaRing Lawsuit Information Center
If you’ve suffered harm resulting from the use of a NuvaRing, then you might have a case against Merck, the manufacturer of the device.
You’ll need to make a claim, though, and your time to do so is limited. Call us now and speak to one of our lawyers, at no cost or risk. We can determine promptly whether you have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you’ve used NuvaRing and suffered heart-related side effects, including blood clots and strokes, then you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including out-of-pocket costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Don’t expect Merck to volunteer to write you a check, though. You’ll need to demand to be made whole.
NuvaRing is a flexible plastic (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer) ring that a woman can insert into her vagina as a birth control device. Over a three-week time period, it releases low doses of progestin and estrogen hormones.
But women’s bodies metabolize NuvaRing’s principal chemical component into a substance that increases the risk of blood clots to 1.5 to 2.4 times the risk of older oral contraceptives.
As the number of NuvaRing lawsuits increases, many women are wondering whether the contraceptive device is any more dangerous than birth control pills. Will they be putting their lives in jeopardy because they cannot remember to take a daily pill? The device could very well cost women their lives.
Since its introduction, the NuvaRing contraceptive device has gained popularity among consumers, with an estimated 7.5 million prescriptions written in 2010 alone. Unfortunately, the combination of hormones used in NuvaRing has long been linked with several potentially deadly side effects, including risk of blood clots.
As of September 2012, more than 1,000 federal lawsuits had been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) matter in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Each suit was filed on behalf of a woman who had used the NuvaRing contraceptive device and suffered severe and life-threatening injuries.