Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
The NuvaRing Resource Center, a patient advocacy group, is alerting those women prescribed vaginal ring contraceptives like NuvaRing that the devices have been linked to a greater risk of blood clots than traditional birth control pills. Lawyers are currently helping those injured file claims.
Anyone who suffered a blood clot, DVT, stroke or Pulmonary Embolism after using NuvaRing is urged to contact the NuvaRing Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal options.
NuvaRing is a once-a-month vaginal ring contraceptive produced by Organon Pharmaceuticals and Merck which was marketed as containing lower doses of hormones. However, the device releases chemicals directly into the bloodstream on a constant basis.
So far, the FDA has received over 1,000 reports of blood clot injury or death in patients using NuvaRing. On October 27, 2011 they released a report titled, "Combined Hormonal Contraceptives (CHCs) and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Endpoints", which showed vaginal ring contraceptives could increase the risks of blood clots by as much as 56%.
The British Medical Journal published a study from Denmark on May 10, 2012 linking vaginal rings like NuvaRing to as much as a 90% increased risk of blood clots over oral contraceptives. On June 14, 2012, the New England Journal of Medicine also published a Danish study finding vaginal ring contraceptives could relate to a 2.5 to 3-fold increased risk of blood clots over traditional pills.
Due to the number of NuvaRing lawsuits expected, the cases have been consolidated into a federal Multi-District Litigation court in Missouri. The formal case is known as In re: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, No. 08-md-1964, JPML, Eastern District Missouri. So far, nearly 1,000 victims have filed a claim over blood clot injuries.
The NuvaRing Resource Center urges anyone affected by blood clots, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing to learn their legal rights as soon as possible and find out eligibility for a NuvaRing lawsuit.
Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug cases, the Resource Center only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already handled NuvaRing lawsuits.
For more information on research, side effects and litigation news related to NuvaRing devices, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.NuvaRing-Lawsuits.net.