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NuvaRing is a form of birth control currently prescribed to about 1.5 million women worldwide. NuvaRing contains the hormone etonogestrel, which increases the risk of blood clots.
While Pintas & Mullins Law Firm is no longer accepting NuvaRing cases, we still provide representation for other injuries caused by dangerous drugs. With 24 / 7 availability, five decades of collective experience, and a history of winning big cases for our clients, we are more than capable to handle your drug injury claim.
Contact a Chicago dangerous drug lawyer from our firm to set up a free consultation. We can travel to you!
Side Effects of the NuvaRing
In 1995, the FDA reported that, "new studies indicate about a two-fold increase in the risk of venous blood clots associated with products containing desogestrel." NuvaRing contains is the active metabolite of desogestrel.
NuvaRing is linked to the following problems:
- Heart Attack
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): DVT occurs when blood clots form in deep veins, like in the leg and pelvis. The most serious complication with DVT is when the clot travels to the lungs, resulting in pulmonary embolism.
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE): PE occurs when a main artery of the lung or one of the lung’s branches is blocked by a blood clot. Symptoms of PE may include problems breathing, chest pain, and palpitations. In severe cases of PE, a patient may collapse, suffer from extremely low blood pressure, or die prematurely.
NuvaRing Lawsuits & Settlements
In 2014, NuvaRing’s manufacturer, Merck, agreed to pay $100 million to settle multi-district litigation (MDL) in Eastern District of Missouri, which had more than 3,800 claimants. Currently, over 200 claims are consolidated in New Jersey state court.
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The Illinois drug injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have extensive knowledge about dangerous drug litigation. If you or a loved one has suffered severe side effects due to a drug or medical device, contact our office immediately. Most drug cases have a limited time frame in which you can file a claim. Our law firm can provide you with a free no-obligation consultation and explain your legal rights.
We are no longer accepting new NuvaRing cases; but we continue to work on our existing clients' NuvaRing injury cases.