Benefits and Risks of Nuvaring
Across the United States, fears are rising over the risk of blood clots and serious injury to women using NuvaRing vaginal birth control.
Some NuvaRing users – up to 40 worldwide, by one count – have died.
As a result, NuvaRing injury lawsuits are skyrocketing, and groups like Public Citizen are demanding an immediate FDA NuvaRing recall.
If you or a loved one believe you might have an injury claim related to the use of NuvaRing, please call The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 888-511-0123 or click here for a free consultation. We will be happy to discuss your legal rights, including the possibility of bringing a lawsuit to obtain financial compensation.
NuvaRing Effectiveness and Dangers
NuvaRing is a flexible plastic ring inserted once a month into the vagina. It releases a low-dose combination of the female hormones progestin and estrogen directly into the bloodstream.
When NuvaRing was introduced to the United States in 2002, it arrived with a multi-media marketing blitz worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster. Its major benefit – promoted especially to younger women – was its easy, once-a-month application, unlike birth control pills that must be taken daily.
Soon a grimmer picture emerged.
A Danish study found a 90 percent higher risk of women suffering blood clots from NuvaRing use. Another study found that women who use NuvaRing and similar devices are up to three times more likely to suffer heart attacks or strokes compared to women using other types of hormonal birth control.
A 32 year old New Jersey mother of two using NuvaRing died of a blood clot that migrated from her pelvic area to her lungs while her children and husband looked on helplessly, according to news reports.
And Marie Claire magazine reported the painful plight of a 26-year-old woman who developed life-threatening blood clots in her leg.
All total, approximately 1,000 reports of adverse NuvaRing side effects have been reported to the FDA, including:
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots that form in the deep veins of the legs, pelvis or arms);
- Pulmonary embolisms (blood clots that break off and travel through the blood stream to lodge near the lung);
- Clotting in the blood vessels of the eye (which can cause vision problems);
- Heart attack;
- Breast cancer;
- Gallbladder disease;
- High blood pressure;
Free Consultation With a NuvaRing Litigation Lawyer
Have you or a loved one suffered an injury as a result of NuvaRing use? Call 314-932-3232 or click here now to speak with an experienced NuvaRing injury lawyer about the facts of your case and the possibility of financial compensation.
John J. Driscoll knows how to take on the big drug companies. The Driscoll Firm, LLC, has successfully represented clients harmed by dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices for more than a decade.
For more information:
- Marie Claire magazine (26 year old victim)
- National Library of Medicine
- FDA – Combined Hormonal Contraceptives and the Risk of Cardiovasculor 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