If you or someone you love suffered a blood clot, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, stroke or sudden death while using NuvaRing, visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
The NuvaRing lawyers Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced medical device injury law firm, are disturbed by the recent death of a NuvaRing lawsuit plaintiff at Columbia University. According to a report from CBSLocal.com, the 21-year-old woman’s body was discovered in a Columbia residence hall on March 31st. An autopsy performed the following day has been declared inconclusive, and the investigation into her death is awaiting the results of further studies. However, the CBS report noted that the young woman had been named a plaintiff in a NuvaRing lawsuit filed in California State Superior Court this past February, which alleged the birth control device had caused her to develop blood clots in her brain.
According to Wright & Schulte, NuvaRing was the first and only once-a-month vaginal birth control ring, and is touted as having the same efficacy as birth control pills or the patch in preventing pregnancy, but with more convenience. However, a number of studies have found an association between NuvaRing and an increased risk of blood clots and other cardiovascular problems. For example, research conducted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, found that the device raised the risk of blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, by 56% when compared to older birth control pills. Last summer, two additional studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine and the British Medical Journal indicated that users of NuvaRing faced a higher risk of suffering dangerous blood clots, as well as heart attacks and strokes.
Court documents indicate that just over 200 NuvaRing blood clot lawsuits have been filed in a consolidated litigation underway in New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County. The Court has scheduled the litigation’s first NuvaRing trial for June 17, 2013. (Docket No. BER-L-3081-09 MT) More than 1,000 additional NuvaRing lawsuits are pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. The first trial in that litigation will begin in October 2013. (In re NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, No. 4:08MD1964 [E.D. Mo.]) NuvaRing lawsuit plaintiffs accuse Merck & Co. and other Defendants of concealing information regarding an increased risk of thrombotic events posed by the contraceptive device. Among other things, they point out that the product’s labeling states that NuvaRing is expected to be associated with similar risks to that of birth control pills.
Wright & Schulte LLC offers free NuvaRing lawsuit evaluations to victims of NuvaRing side effects. If you or someone you love suffered a blood clot, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, stroke or sudden death while using NuvaRing, please visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call toll-FREE 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.
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Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795
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