Panel Reports Over 1,000 NuvaRing Lawsuits Transferred to MDL Court

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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.

The Judicial Panel on MultiDistrict Litigation has reported in its 2012 Statistical Analysis that 1,028 NuvaRing lawsuit cases were transferred to a Federal Multi-District Litigation court in Eastern Missouri under Judge Rodney Sippel*. The formal case is known as In re: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, No. 08-md-1964, JPML, Eastern District Missouri.

The news comes as experts have linked vaginal rings like NuvaRing to increased risks of blood clots. So far, the FDA has received more than 1,000 reports of blood clot injury or death in patients using NuvaRing, according to an article in CBS News San Diego on September 21, 2012.

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.

The British Medical Journal published a Danish study 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 study finding vaginal ring contraceptives could relate to a 2.5 to 3-fold increased risk of blood clots.

Last October, the FDA issued 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%.

Now, According to Legal Examiner on October 11, 2012, U.S. Federal District Judge Rodney W. Sippel announced on August 23rd that NuvaRing lawsuit trials would begin on May 6, 2013. This will set a precedent for other cases and settlements for future victims.

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.

Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug injury cases, the Resource Center only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already handled NuvaRing lawsuits.

For more information on research, side effects and NuvaRing litigation news related to the devices, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.NuvaRing-Lawsuits.net.

*http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/JPML_Statistical_Analysis_of_Multidistrict_Litigation-2012.pdf

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