Information and Possible Risks
The NuvaRing® is a plastic vaginal contraceptive ring. It is marketed as an easy-to-use birth control alternative, which delivers a lower estrogen level than birth control pills or the patch.
The NuvaRing is inserted directly into the vagina once a month, where it delivers a dose of progestin and estrogen over the course of three weeks before it is removed and the user goes on a one week hiatus.
What Are The Problems?
The NuvaRing may be linked to an increased risk of blood clots in users. These side effects may be fatal. NuvaRing lawsuits have already been filed, claiming the manufacturer hid the risks of the product from unwary consumers.
The label warns that, "The hormones in NuvaRing may cause changes in your blood clotting system which may allow your blood to clot more easily. If blood clots form in your legs, they can travel to the lungs and cause a sudden blockage of a vessel carrying blood to the lungs. The risk of getting blood clots may be greater with the type of progestin in NuvaRing than with some other progestins in certain low-dose birth control pills."
How Long Has The NuvaRing Been On The Market?
The NuvaRing has been available in the U.S. since late 2001.
What Should I Do If I Used NuvaRing And Suffered Cardiovascular Problems?
Our law firm is currently investigating potential NuvaRing lawsuits. If you or someone you care about used the NuvaRing and suffered serious health complications, we may be able to help. Call or fill out a free online consultation form to be contacted by our firm. We want to help.
NuvaRing® is a registered trademark of Organon, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., and is used here only to identify the product in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Organon, Merck & Co., Inc., or any of its subsidiaries.
Despite being marketed at a safe alternative, NuvaRing has been linked to potentially deadly side effects. The Birmingham NuvaRing lawyers at Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris are ready to fight for you. Pick up the phone and call us at (800) 852-6299 or fill out our free initial consultation form.
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