(PRWEB) November 13, 2013
The birth control safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are announcing updated information for women using the contraceptive NuvaRing. A judge overseeing patient claims alleging blood clots from the device recently postponed the first trial and ordered a count of all cases*.
DrugRisk was created to give those taking popular prescription drugs the latest product recalls, safety alerts, research and litigation news. Patients can avoid dangerous drugs, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
The resource center has added warnings from health experts linking contraceptives like NuvaRing to higher risks of blood clots than traditional birth control pills. Last year, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study finding vaginal ring contraceptives could relate to a 2.5 to 3-fold increased risk of blood clots**.
Many patients have filed a NuvaRing lawsuit alleging blood clots in recent years, leading cases to be consolidated in 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 the number of cases has grown to 1,502 as of October 17***.
Now, DrugRisk has learned that U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel, who is overseeing the litigation, had postponed the first trial from January 27th to April 7, 2014*. He also asked that all counsel provide a census of anticipated cases****.
Anyone who suffered a blood clot, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing is urged to contact the DrugRisk or speak with a lawyer about their legal rights as soon as possible. However, DrugRisk only recommends lawyers and law firms 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.DrugRisk.com.
*U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel, 10/8/13; aboutlawsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013-10-08-NuvaRing-Order.pdf
**New England Journal of Medicine, 6/14/12; nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1111840
***Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 10/17/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-October-17-2013.pdf
****U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel, 10/8/13; aboutlawsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013-10-08-NuvaRing-CMO.pdf