The Driscoll Firm Legal Blog Archive

FDA – Combined Hormonal Contraceptives and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Endpoints Public Citizen BMJ: “Venous thrombosis in users of non-oral hormonal contraception: follow-up study, Denmark 2001-10,” published May 10, 2012 by BMJ. Mother Jones Public Citizen FDA – Combined Hormonal Contraceptives and the Risk of Cardiovasculor Disease Endpoints CBS News MoneyWatch Marie Claire magazine (26 year old victim) National Library of Medicine U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010  U.S. Food… Read More

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No. Lawsuits are being filed separately. A large number of NuvaRing federal lawsuits have been consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) case in Missouri. Another group of lawsuits have been grouped together in New Jersey. A qualified NuvaRing litigation attorney can help determine the best way for you to proceed with your NuvaRing injury claim.

Yes. It is estimated that as many as 1,000 lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts across the country. Those lawsuits allege that the big companies that make and sell NuvaRing minimized the risks and misled consumers about NuvaRing’s safety and effectiveness.

No, despite public calls by consumer watchdog groups like Public Citizen for immediate removal of NuvaRing from the market. This does not prevent an injured person from filing NuvaRing lawsuit. A NuvaRing personal injury lawsuit or NuvaRing wrongful death lawsuit can be filed even though the product has not been recalled.

Yes. CBS News reported that there have been as many as 40 NuvaRing deaths worldwide. One fatality in New Jersey received widespread publicity. There, a 32 year old mother of two who was using NuvaRing was killed by a sudden blood clot that traveled from her pelvic area to her lungs. She died on the floor of her home with her children and husband watching, according to news reports. The surviving family members in that case have brought a NuvaRing… Read More

Yes. In May 2012, the British Medical journal published a Danish study of more than 600,000 women ages 15 to 49 who were using hormonal contraceptives including NuvaRing. The researchers found that NuvaRing use increased the risk of thrombosis by 6.5 times compared to women of the same age using some other contraceptive. In 2012 the FDA released the results of another study that concluded that women who use NuvaRing run a 48 percent higher risk of blood clots. Cardiovascular… Read More

Yes. Approximately 1,000 serious adverse incidents have been reported to the FDA by women using NuvaRing and their doctors. Reported problems include: Blood clots Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Heart attack Heart arrhythmia Stroke Pulmonary embolism Liver cancer Gallbladder disease A particularly poignant case was described in an article in Marie Claire magazine, where a 26-year-old woman developed life-threatening blood clots linked to NuvaRing use.

Like other contraceptives – and most prescription drugs generally – there are some known side effects of NuvaRing use, including: Minor bleeding or spotting Fluid retention Vaginal irritation, infection or secretion Headache Nausea Weight gain Decreased sex drive Mild depression

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