New York, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
The birth control safety center at DrugNews.net is announcing updated information on the site for women using the contraceptive NuvaRing. Recent court records show the number of lawsuits alleging the device caused blood clot injuries has grown in the past month*.
DrugNews is committed to improving the safety of patients using popular prescription drugs by providing the latest warnings, recalls, studies and legal news. Visitors can see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center contains reports that relate vaginal ring contraceptives like NuvaRing to higher blood clot rates than traditional birth control pills. Last year, the British Medical Journal published a study suggesting patients’ blood clot risks could be 6.5 times higher**.
Based on the number of patients who filed a NuvaRing lawsuit alleging blood clots, cases have been consolidated to a special federal court in Missouri. The formal case is known as In re: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, No. 08-md-1964, JPML, Eastern District Missouri. Judge Rodney Sippel, who is overseeing the litigation, has scheduled the first trial to start on April 7, 2014***.
Now, DrugNews has learned the latest court records show the number of cases filed has grown 4% from 1,502 on October 17th to 1,563 as of November 18.
Anyone who suffered a blood clot, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing is urged to contact DrugNews or speak with a lawyer about their legal rights as soon as possible.
Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug injury cases, DrugNews only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already handled NuvaRing lawsuits.
For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to NuvaRing and other drugs, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugNews.net.
*JPML 11/18/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-November-18-2013.pdf
**British Medical Journal 5/10/12; bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e2990
***U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel, 10/8/13; aboutlawsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013-10-08-NuvaRing-Order.pdf