New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2014
The birth control resource center at DrugNews.net has added new legal information for those patients using the contraceptive NuvaRing. A federal judge recently postponed the start the first trial for lawsuits alleging the device caused blood clots*.
DrugNews is a patient resource center offering the latest news, safety alerts, product recalls and litigation updates on popular prescription drugs. Visitors can see if others are experiencing similar side effects, avoid potential dangers and decide if they need legal advice.
NuvaRing is a small plastic contraceptive insert approved by the FDA for sale in the United States in 2001. Today it is marketed in over 50 countries and used by an estimated 1.5 million people worldwide**.
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 already 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****.
Now, DrugNews has learned that Judge Rodney Sippel, who presides over the federal cases, has 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
**Huffington Post, 12/18/13; huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/nuvaring-blood-clots_n_4461429.html
***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