The NuvaRing birth control method has been accused of causing a great deal of harm in a number of ways. The manufacturer, Merck, has apparently not properly tested the hormones used in NuvaRing and has failed to warn the public about the serious risks of developing NuvaRing side effects, based on a large number of lawsuits. Some of these side effects include blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, a condition known as deep vein thrombosis and in some cases, death. There are many lawsuits that have alleged that NuvaRing is a defective product and the level of reported problems that NuvaRing causes seems to be on the rise.
NuvaRing has been implicated in side effects caused by the hormone etonogestral. Etonogestral is a synthetic progestin that affects the way a woman’s body clots blood. Etonogestral puts NuvaRing users at a high risk for developing dangerous blood clots. Studies have shown that NuvaRing is much more dangerous than traditional birth control pills. The NuvaRing lawsuits are similar to vaginal mesh and Topamax litigation currently filed.
One of the most commone NuvaRing blood clot injuries is deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot in a large vein of an individual’s body. Generally deep vein thrombosis, whether from NuvaRing or another source, is most often located in the lower body. Pulmonary embolism is another common problem that is caused by NuvaRing and mentioned in NuvaRing lawsuits. A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of one or more arteries in the lung which gets dislodged and moves to a person’s lung. In some NuvaRing lawsuits these blood clots have caused heart attacks, strokes and death.
Hundreds of NuvaRing lawsuits have been filed by NuvaRing attorneys on behalf of clients because the NuvaRing attorney believes that Merck used defective marketing because they were aware of the risks and did not adequately warn consumers. Many NuvaRing lawyers believe they can prove that Merck marketed NuvaRing as being as safe as birth control pills. Many of these NuvaRing lawsuit attorneys claim that Merck engaged in defective product design because the risks of NuvaRing were greater than the benefits.
Some NuvaRing lawsuits claim that NuvaRing contained hormones that were unnecessary and dangerous. A serious question exists as to whether or not NuvaRing releases uneven amounts of hormones that are unnecessarily dangerous to women. A disturbing number of NuvaRing users have cases pending where they allege that Merck acted with flagrant disregard for human life, had a defective product design, failed to warn women about the dangers of NuvaRing and many other claims.
Any woman that believes that they might have been harmed by using NuvaRing should speak with an attorney immediately. There are Statutes of Limitation that limit the amount of time a woman has to make a claim. Any woman that suffers from a blood clot or embolism while using NuvaRing and makes a claim makes it more likely that any problems that might be associated with NuvaRing will be fixed.