St. Louis NuvaRing Attorneys
Due to both the alleged acts and failure to act on the part of the large drug companies that manufacture NuvaRing® many women who have suffered side effects were unaware that these risks existed. At The Roberts Law Firm P.C., we would like to assist you in pursuing compensation for your injury or the injury of a loved one. We are currently evaluating claims on behalf of those who were prescribed NuvaRing® and who may have suffered injury.
Our drug litigation team is representing injured parties on a contingent fee basis, which means that there are no legal fees owed unless you are awarded compensation for your injury. Contact our St. Louis area law firm to discuss your defective drug claims.
What is NuvaRing®? — Guidance From Missouri Prescription Drug Litigation Lawyers
NuvaRing® is a combined contraceptive vaginal ring, manufactured by Organon Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., Organon USA Inc., Organon International Inc., Schering-Plough Corp., and AkzoNobel N.V. NuvaRing® is comprised of ethinyl estradiol (EE) as its estrogen hormone component and etonogestrel as its progestogen hormone component. The FDA approved this birth control drug in October 2001. NuvaRing® works by releasing controlled amounts of ethinyl estradiol (EE) and etonogestrel, which combine to modify female hormones.
Dangerous Side Effects of NuvaRing®
A number of side effects have been associated with the use of the NuvaRing®, including an increased risk of blood clots potentially leading to injuries.
Blood clots, also known as thrombosis, can occur when blood cells clump together in the vein, restricting blood flow. If the blood clot forms in the deep veins of the legs, pelvis or arms, known as deep vein thrombosis, this could severely restrict blood flow to the heart, lungs or brain.
If a blood clot breaks off and travels through the blood stream, it could get lodged near the lung, causing a pulmonary embolism. The pulmonary artery is the main intake valve of blood into the lungs, and if this artery is blocked, the body could suffer from a lack of oxygen.
The use of the NuvaRing® has been found to potentially increase the risk of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, which could also lead to an ischemic stroke, heart attack or sudden death.
Litigation Related to NuvaRing®
On August 22, 2008, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) granted a petition filed by plaintiffs and created a NuvaRing® multidistrict litigation (MDL). All pending NuvaRing® cases and all future NuvaRing® lawsuits filed in the federal court system will be centralized for discovery purposes in the Eastern District of Missouri before Judge Rodney W. Sippel, in the case captioned In re: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, No. 08-md-1964, JPML.
We believe that if you or someone you love have suffered from a side effect or has been injured by NuvaRing®, you should be fairly compensated for your damages. Women and their families have had life-changing experiences as a result of these injuries. Damages can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent injuries
- Medical bills
- Loss in the quality of life
- Potential risk of future medical complications
- Increased health insurance costs
- Lost wages
Contact an Experienced Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorney
For a free, no obligation case review regarding your defective birth control injuries, please call 866.585.3690 toll free or contact our Missouri law firm online, and we will reach out to you to answer any of your questions. If you or a loved one has been injured after using NuvaRing®, The Roberts Law Firm P.C. may be able to help.