Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
The birth control resource center at DrugNews.net is alerting patients using the contraceptive device NuvaRing that they continue to provide safety information and legal news while lawsuits alleging the device caused blood clots are on hold under a recent judicial order*.
DrugNews is a free resource designed to share the latest news, safety alerts, product recalls and litigation updates with patients taking popular prescription drugs. Visitors can see if others are experiencing similar side effects, avoid potential dangers and decide if they need legal advice.
The NuvaRing contraceptive is a small plastic ring insert approved by the FDA for sale in the United States in 2001. These days, more than 5.5 million prescriptions are filled each year in the U.S.**.
DrugNews has added health warnings from experts such as the New England Journal of Medicine showing vaginal ring contraceptives like NuvaRing may result in a 6.5 times increased risk of blood clots***.
A number of women have filed a NuvaRing lawsuit against Merck alleging blood clots from the device, with cases consolidated to a special federal multidistrict litigation court. The formal case is In re: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, No. 08-md-1964, JPML, Eastern District Missouri. The latest court records show 1,658 cases filed as of January 15****.
DrugNews recently learned that Judge Rodney Sippel, who presides over the federal cases, postponed the start of the first trial and put legal action on hold through May 31st to give the parties additional time to try to reach a settlement*.
Anyone who suffered a blood clot, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing is urged to visit DrugNews or speak with a lawyer about their legal rights as soon as possible. DrugNews only recommends lawyers 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.
*Judge Rodney Sippel, 1/9/14; aboutlawsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2014-01-09-NuvaRing-Trial-Order.pdf; aboutlawsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013-01-09-NuvaRing-Stay.pdf
**Vanity Fair, January, 2014; vanityfair.com/politics/2014/01/nuvaring-lethal-contraceptive-trial
***New England Journal of Medicine, 6/14/12; nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1111840
****Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1/15/14; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-January-15-2014.pdf