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) June 05, 2013
The NuvaRing lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC report that the number of NuvaRing lawsuits pending in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri continues to mount. According to a recent update issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), a total of 1,232 NuvaRing lawsuits had been filed in the Eastern District of Missouri as of May 14, 2013. The judge presiding over the federal NuvaRing lawsuits has scheduled a hearing for June 17th, while its first trials are set to begin in October. (In re NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, No. 4:08MD1964 [E.D. Mo.])
[jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending%20MDL%20Dockets_By%20District_May-14-2013.pdf; JPML, May 14, 2013]
All of the NuvaRing lawsuits pending in the litigation allege use of the birth control device caused serious, life-threatening NuvaRing side effects, including pulmonary emboli, deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks, blood clots and stroke. Complaints further allege use of the device increases the risk for blood clots more than traditional birth control pills, even though the label asserts that NuvaRing is expected to be associated with similar risks.
NuvaRing is once-a-month vaginal birth control ring which Merck & Co. touts as having the same efficacy as birth control pills or the patch in preventing pregnancy, but with more convenience. More than 5,800 adverse event reports involving NuvaRing were received by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) between November 1, 1997 and August 27, 2012. Those figures included just over 1,200 reports of pulmonary embolism and more than 800 reports of deep vein thrombosis. An FDA study published in 2011 found that NuvaRing raised the risk of blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, by 56% when compared to oral contraceptives.
[fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm277346.htm; FDA, October 27, 2011]
[adverseevents.com/drugdetail.php?AEDrugID=4584&BrandName=NUVARING; Adverse Events, August 27, 2012]
In addition to the NuvaRing lawsuits pending in Missouri, just over 800 additional claims have been filed in a state litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. (Docket No. BER-L-3081-09 MT)
Wright & Schulte LLC offers free NuvaRing lawsuit evaluations to alleged 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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