NuvaRing, Merck & Company’s contraceptive vaginal device has been linked to over 5,400 adverse reporting events – many of which were life threatening and required hospitalization. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, 30% of NuvaRing injuries resulted in women being hospitalized – some for prolonged periods.
1,630 Women Hospitalized For NuvaRing Injuries
According to FDA statistics, the Administration received 5,440 serious adverse reports between November 1997 and August 2012. Of that number, 30% of women had to be hospitalized to treat NuvaRing injuries. Many of those women had life-threatening conditions and had to remain in the hospital for extended periods of time. The question becomes – who should foot those hospital bills?
NuvaRing Injury Victims Say Drug Makers Should Be Held Responsible
Women who have suffered serious NuvaRing injuries which have required hospitalization say that Merck & Company, along with subsidiaries Organon BioSciences and Schering-Plough, should be responsible for their medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering.
Approximately 1,200 women have already filed lawsuits against the pharmaceutical companies seeking compensation and alleging that they would not have had these injuries if the manufacturers had simply warned them about NuvaRing side effects such as Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Metrorrhagia.
NuvaRing Lawsuit Filings Continue
More and more NuvaRing lawsuits continue to be filed. Over 1,000 lawsuits have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of Missouri and 200 more have been centralized for coordinated management in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen County.
If you’ve been injured, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to evaluate your claim, discuss your options and get the facts so that you can make an informed decision about whether taking further legal action against these manufacturers makes sense for you and your family.