NuvaRing Side Effect Lawsuit

NuvaRing, a hormonal contraceptive device, has been associated with serious side effects, including:

    •    Blood clots
    •    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
    •    Pulmonary embolism (PE)
    •    Stroke
    •    Heart attack
    •    Sudden death


Hundreds of women and their families have already filed suit against Organon Pharmaceuticals for their alleged NuvaRing injuries.  If you or someone you loved were injured by this birth control device, you may be eligible to file a NuvaRing lawsuit to seek damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  If you believe use of NuvaRing caused the death of a loved one, you may also be eligible for compensation for their wrongful death. Lawyers at Parker Waichman who specialize in defective drug litigation are offering free lawsuit evaluations to victims of NuvaRing side effects.  We urge you to contact one of our NuvaRing side effect lawyers today to protect your legal rights.
NuvaRing Lawsuits
Hundreds of NuvaRing lawsuits are currently pending in mass tort litigation in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.  Plaintiffs in these lawsuits allege that women using NuvaRing are more likely to experience blood clots, DVT, PE, heart attacks, strokes and sudden death compared to women using other forms of hormonal birth control.  The lawsuits claim Organon failed to provide patients, doctors and drug regulators with adequate information about NuvaRing’s potentially dangerous side effects.
NuvaRing is a low-dose hormonal, contraceptive device that Organon touts as easier to use than a daily birth control pill regimen.  Approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001, NuvaRing is a small inter-vaginal device inserted by the user once a month to prevent pregnancy.  NuvaRing releases a combination of ethinyl estradiol, a form of the hormone estrogen, and etonogestral, a synthetic progestin.  When women use birth control pills, the drugs are digested before the hormones they contain are released into the body.  However, NuvaRing releases its hormones directly into the bloodstream, and they do not lose any of their potency.   As a result, NuvaRing may increase the likelihood that a user will suffer a serious, even fatal, side effect.
Etonogestral is an active metabolite of desogestrel, a form of the hormone progestin.  In 2003, the New England Journal of Medicine published two studies that concluded that the use of low-estrogen oral contraceptives containing desogestrel significantly increases the risk of venous thromboembolism, a potentially fatal type of blood clot, more than low-estrogen birth control pills containing levonorgestrel.  In 2007, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen asked the FDA to ban oral contraceptives that contained forms of desogestral because this dangerous progestin has been implicated in a higher risk of strokes, blood clots and other cardiovascular problems.
Legal Help for Victims of NuvaRing Side Effects
Parker Waichman LLP, one of the preeminent personal injury law firms in the U.S., has been representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices for more than 20 years.    Parker Waichman LLP is listed in Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.   The attorneys of Parker Waichman LLP are also the authors of “Personal Injury Law for Dummies,” an easy-to-understand guide to all aspects of personal injury law.
If you are a victim of a NuvaRing side effect you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.  To discuss your case with one of our NuvaRing lawyers, please fill out our online form or call 1-800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636) today.