NuvaRing Birth Control Lawsuits
NuvaRing is a popular internal birth control device which is manufactured by the European pharmaceutical company, Organon. In 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the company its approval for the use of this medical device in the U.S., and in 2002 the company started marketing it in this country. The NuvaRing is a flexible plastic device which is internally inserted into a woman’s vagina for a three-week period during which time low dosages of progestin and estrogen are released into a woman’s bodily system to prevent pregnancy. Subsequently the device is then removed for a one-week period of time.
It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million women worldwide use the NuvaRing as their personal choice for birth control. However, despite this popularity and according to several studies, including a 2011 report issued by the FDA, NuvaRing is associated with serious side effects, including the risk of development of cardiovascular complications, thrombotic, thromboembolic and even death.
Personal injury attorneys from across the country, including those listed on this site are representing women throughout the United States who have suffered an injury or serious side effects after using this birth control device. Women who have used NuvaRing have also reported various side effects among which include:
- Blood clots
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs)
If you or a family member has experienced any of the above mentioned side effects, or other injuries after taking the birth control, NuvaRing, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. You may potentially have a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries.