NUVARING ® Lawsuits for blood clots DVT, PE Side Effects
There are currently over 1,000 NuvaRing ® lawsuits filed by women who have suffered dangerous side effects, most commonly blood clotting, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms from their use of the contraceptive, according to claims made in their legal actions.
NUVARING® is a birth control product that releases two synthetic hormones, etonogestrel (a progestin) and ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen), into the woman’s body. These substances are supposed to prevent ovulation as well as minimize any sperm penetration, thereby preventing unwanted pregnancies. This specific product is placed near the cervix, and it originally gained FDA approval in October of 2001.
Some of the statistics are startling. A Danish study found that there is a 90 percent higher risk of women suffering blood clots from vaginal rings than oral contraceptives. Another published study found that women who use NuvaRing ® or other combined hormonal devices are up to three times more likely to suffer heart attacks or strokes compared to women using other types of hormonal birth control.
However, the wrongful death complaint alleges that the parties named as defendants, which includes Organon USA, Inc., Organon Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Organon International, Inc., Akzo Nobel NV, Organon Biosciences, N.V., and Schering-Plough Corporation, not only knew about the potential side effects associated with NUVARING ®, but concealed those risks from the public, including the FDA during the approval process.
NUVARING ® Blood Clots & Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism
The problem that’s allegedly arisen and that could be a factor to these lawsuits is that users of the NUVARING ® have reported serious side effects, including Blood Clot complications, Deep Vein Thrombosis, even possible death. These blood clots can be extremely dangerous, and in the cases that have already been filed, the clotting problems have led to pulmonary embolisms, which are clots of the pulmonary artery, amputations and even death in extreme cases.
The side effects allegedly linked to NUVARING ® include the potential for blood clots to form in the body. Blood clots can lead to breakdowns of tissue and organs, and can ultimately lead to the need for amputation and even death, which was allegedly the case with Kelly Bozicev, a 32-year-old woman who began to use the product in May of 2007.
In December of 2007, the victim suffered a seizure and died on the way to the hospital, and the cause of death was determined to be massive pulmonary thromboemboli due to deep vein thrombosis in the pelvic veins. Mrs. Bozicev is survived by her husband and two young children.
If you are using this product, seek immediate medical attention, and if you’ve been injured as a result of using NUVARING®, contact a defective products attorney as soon as possible to schedule an initial consultation.
If Injured from a NUVARING ® Contact a NUVARING ® Lawyer today.
If you have been injured by the NUVARING ®, you need to seek immediate medical attention. After you’ve gotten the medical help you need, contact a NUVARING ® lawyer as soon as possible to evaluate your legal rights and options.
The past couple of years have seen tremendous innovation in regards to birth control products that allow a female to follow a less-stringent routine to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but unfortunately, more than one of these products has also come under fire for their links to potentially serious side effects. The latest product to come under scrutiny is the NUVARING® birth control product, manufactured and distributed by Organon USA.
Lawsuit filed for side effects of NUVARING ®
No FDA action has been taken, but more than three dozen lawsuits have been filed in the United States against the company, claiming serious side effects associated with the product have caused substantial injury and even death in some cases. Below is a brief overview of the product, but if you have been injured as a result of using NUVARING®, contact a defective products attorney immediately to schedule an initial consultation.
NUVARING ® Hormonal Contraceptive
NUVARING ® is a hormonal contraceptive that is made by Organon USA, Inc, Organon Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. LLC. NUVARING® is inserted into the vagina and worn for three weeks at a time and not worn during the fourth week.
How does the NUVARING ® Work?
NUVARING® releases estrogen and progestin into the woman’s system, and these hormones help prevent unwanted pregnancies. If the NUVARING® is used properly, it has proven to be 99% effective in performing its intended duties. The advantage of the NUVARING®, is that the woman does not need to follow a strict, daily regimen of taking a pill in order to prevent pregnancies.