NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring) is a contraceptive vaginal ring containing two active components, a progestin (etonogestrel) and an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol). NuvaRing is used to prevent pregnancy, similar to oral contraceptives or contraceptive patches. When placed in the vagina, each ring releases a low dose of these female hormones over a three-week period of use (one cycle).
NuvaRing was approved by the FDA in 2001. NuvaRing is manufactured by Organon USA. In October, 2011, the FDA released a study finding that NuvaRing was associated with a significantly higher risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) relative to standard low-dose estrogen birth control pills.
Do I have a NuvaRing case?
Women using NuvaRing can experience serious side effects including:
- Blood clots
- Pulmonary embolism (PE)
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Clotting in the blood vessels of the eye
- Heart attack
- Gallbladder disease
If you or someone you know uses NuvaRing and suffered these or any other complications, you may have grounds for a claim against the manufacturer Merck & Co. Act promptly – it is important that you make sure your claim is filed within applicable time limitations.
What to expect from a NuvaRing lawsuit
Currently, more than 1,000 women are suing Merck & Co in a federal district court MDL in Missouri. They allege that the company’s device caused them to suffer blood clots, without adequate warning of the risks. Though personal matters become public in any personal injury lawsuit, it is particularly true for defective NuvaRing victims – you will be forced to share the most intimate details of your daily life with strangers, many of whom are openly hostile. Choose a lawyer with whom you are comfortable and who is experienced in protecting NuvaRing victims from further harassment.
As with any defective medical device case, you should seek compensation for economic losses such as medical expenses (including those paid by your medical insurance provider) and loss wages for both the past and future. These are typically expenses easily supported by documents, such as payroll stubs and medical bills. More challenging are the losses for which there are no hard measure – a permanently impaired body or the diminished ability to enjoy life are losses that also deserve valuation. Both the economic losses and the non-economic injuries are legitimate elements of the damages for which you look to the negligent manufacturer for compensation. Read more about damages.
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Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker is dedicated to helping patients who have suffered serious injuries due to the NuvaRing and other dangerous medical devices. Our firm has secured some of the biggest verdicts in Colorado history on behalf of our clients, including the largest medical malpractice verdict in the state for 2007 ($10.1 M), and the largest automobile accident judgment in the state for 2010 ($18.2 M). If you have suffered from blood clots, stroke, or heart attack, you need a local, experienced lawyer who will answer the phone and help you obtain the compensation you deserve – you don’t need to be passed off on a paralegal or a “case manager” who is not a real lawyer.
Unlike the nationwide referral firms you see on TV or the internet, our lawyers will personally handle your NuvaRing case from start to finish. With Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker, you will have a local lawyer who will pick up the phone, discuss your case with you, meet with you face to face, and respond to your emails. Don’t let your case get lost in the shuffle by hiring a law firm in California, Florida or Texas. Call a local, Colorado-based lawyer and get the personal service you need – call Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker today.