The US District Judge ordered that the first NuvaRing Multi-District Litigation bellwether trial will begin on July 8, 2013 (MDL 1964, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri). As of August 2012, there were more than 1,000 lawsuits that were consolidated in the NUvaRing multidistrict litigation. These lawsuits were brought on behalf of women who suffered horrible injuries due to the popular birth control device.
Since it first gained approval by the FDA in 2002, NuvaRing has been a popular birth control device for women across the country, and by 2007 more than 1.5 million women were using the NuvaRing worldwide. NuvaRing works by delivering a low-dose combination of estrogen and progestin through a flexible ring that is inserted into the vagina. Since it is only changed once a month, the NuvaRing was a popular choice for women who did not like taking oral contraceptives every day.
Unfortunately, these benefits came with some serious risk. According to the British Medical Journal, women who use vaginal rings, such as NuvaRing, are 6.5 times more likely to develop venous thrombosis compared to women of the same age who did not use them. This serious complication can also be deadly. In addition to venous thrombosis, NuvaRing has been linked to pulmonary clots, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, strokes, heart attacks, and death. Cigarette smoking increases this risk.
Women who have suffered pulmonary embolism, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, or other such complications after using NuvaRing should consult with a defective drug lawyer immediately. You may have a right to be compensated for your injury, pain, and suffering. Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug litigation cases, it is important that you only contact a drug lawsuit attorney who has experience handling NuvaRing lawsuits.
If you or someone you love has experienced complications after using the popular birth control NuvaRing, call Phillips Law Firm at 1-800-708-6000 immediately. Our NuvaRing lawsuit lawyers are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee. We have extensive experience representing clients in federal MDL drug litigation cases. Call our offices today!