NuvaRing is a form of birth control prescribed to at least 5.5 million women in the United States alone. A NuvaRing user inserts a small, flexible plastic ring into her vagina and removes it after three weeks, inserting another ring after seven days. Many women prefer NuvaRing to birth control pills because it does not require daily dosing, and choose it over an intrauterine device (IUD) because it does not require the assistance of a medical professional to insert or remove.
Unfortunately, NuvaRing also comes with serious risks of complications and side effects for users. If you have suffered any losses or injuries due to this form of birth control, an experienced Clearwater NuvaRing attorney can help you recover financially.
Lawsuits regarding NuvaRing
Many NuvaRing users have filed lawsuits against manufacturer Merck & Co., stating the device significantly increases the risk of the following injuries:
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Arterial or pulmonary embolism
- Venous thromboembolisms
- Other types of blood clots
- Heart attack
In addition to the above injuries, the NuvaRing lawsuits also claim that Merck engaged in deceptive marketing practices by failing to warn of potential side effects and downplaying the increased risk of these serious health conditions.
Merck has thus far offered to settle some NuvaRing lawsuits for $100 million. However, in a similar lawsuit regarding birth control brands Yazmin and Yaz, manufacturer Bayer ended up paying victims of blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes a $1.6 billion settlement. If you have suffered any of these severe health complications, it is not too late to get involved in the NuvaRing litigation.
Contact an experienced NuvaRing attorney for a free consultation
The experienced attorneys at the Clearwater, Florida office of the Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA understand how difficult it can be to suffer harmful side effects from a medical device you believed to be safe. If you have suffered injury by NuvaRing, you deserve to be compensated for all of your injuries and related losses. Our lawyers are skilled in handling cases involving dangerous medical devices and know how to go up against large corporate manufacturers on your behalf. Please call us today at (727) 451-6900 to schedule a free consultation, or fill out our online contact form and someone will be in touch.