Alternatives to Nuvaring

The NuvaRing vaginal contraceptive ring is only one of many birth control options available to women in the United States.

A number of other ways to prevent pregnancy – along with valuable information on the safety and effectiveness of each option – can be found on the Planned Parenthood website.

Concern is growing over the safety of NuvaRing, which has been linked to an increased risk of blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and even death.

But some of the alternatives – such as the birth control pills YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella – have been shown to have potentially life-threatening risks as well.

If you are using NuvaRing or taking YAZ, Yasmin or Ocella and think you might have an injury claim, please contact an experienced drug injury lawyer at The Driscoll Firm, LLC, for a free and confidential case evaluation. Call 314-932-3232 or use this contact form.

Birth Control Options Other Than NuvaRing

People have used birth control methods for thousands of year. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Today’s women can choose from a variety of methods, including:

  • Birth control pills;
  • Birth control implants (implanon and Nexplanon);
  • Abstinence;
  • Birth control patch (Ortho Evra);
  • Birth control shot (Depo-Provera);
  • Birth control sponge;
  • Cervical cap (FemCap);
  • Condom (male and female condoms);
  • Diaphragm;
  • Intra-uterine device;
  • Morning after pill;
  • Spermicide;
  • Sterilization and Vasectomy;
  • Withdrawal.

Each alternative has its advantages and disadvantages.

Don’t take chances with your health. Research all birth control possibilities and talk with your doctor or healthcare provider before deciding which choice is right for you.

Dangers of YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella Birth Control Pills

YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella are widely prescribed birth control pills manufactured and sold by Bayer HealthCare. At one time, YAZ was the leading birth control pill on the market and the top-selling drug for Bayer.

But a series of scientific studies have linked YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella to serious health risks, including:

  • Blood clots
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (clot in the lungs)
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Other thrombotic events
  • Heart attack (when clots travel to heart)
  • Stroke (clot in the brain)
  • Death

In 2011, the British Medical Journal reported that users of YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella ran a six-fold increase in developing venous thromboembolism (VTE), a condition where blood clots form in the lower leg or thigh.

The next year, the FDA released a study of more than 800,000 women, titled “Combined Hormonal Contraceptives and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Endpoints,” which found that drugs like YAZ, Yasmin or Ocella dramatically increase the risk of severe blood clots.

In May 2012, QuarterWatch, published by the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices, named YAZ and Yasmin as the second-worst drugs in terms of the number of problems reported to the FDA.

YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella Injury Lawsuits

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women alleging injuries from YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella. These join the growing number of NuvaRing injury lawsuits.

John J. Driscoll of The Driscoll Firm, LLC, won the first YAZ financial award in the country, and he is presently representing victims in NuvaRing cases.

Women and their families whose lives have been disrupted by NuvaRing and birth control pills like YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella may face a lifetime of expense and special needs. The Driscoll Firm, LLC, can take some of the weight off your shoulders. You might be entitled to compensation for past and future medical expenses, including both hospital and out-patient needs, as well as pain and suffering.

Call 314-932-3232 or click here to talk to an experienced drug injury lawyer at The Driscoll Firm, LLC, about your legal rights today.

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