NuvaRing Lawsuits on the Rise

NuvaRing is a prescription contraceptive device from Merck Pharmaceuticals that has recently come under fire for associated health risks and side effects. Lawsuits filed against the manufacturers and marketers of NuvaRing allege that women and their doctors were not adequately warned of the potentially life-threatening side effects associated with the device, including blood clots and deep vein thrombosis.

Like most birth control medications, NuvaRing releases hormones, including estrogen and progestin, that prevent pregnancy. But NuvaRing also uses a third-generation hormone called desogestrel that makes blood clots 2.5 to 3 times more likely than earlier hormone-based contraceptives. In fact, a 2012 study published in British Medical Journal found that vaginal rings increase the risk of VTE – venous thromboembolism – by 90 percent when compared to oral contraceptives. VTEs, or blood clots that block a vein, most often occur in the leg, but they can break away and travel to the lungs and become a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.

If you or someone you love has suffered a blood clot, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, or other health ailment as a result of taking NuvaRing, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today to discuss your legal options without obligation. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at gGreen@gGreen.com.

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