NuvaRing was first introduced as an FDA-approved form of birth control in the United States in July 2002. It provided women with the ability to more easily satisfy their birth control needs because of the fact that it was vaginally inserted one time per month. This reduced the risks associated with the use of other forms of birth control such as forgetting to take daily oral contraception pills, not having a condom available when needed and more. The convenience associated with the NuvaRing resulted in many women making the decision to choose it over other forms of birth control available. However, as more women began to use it regularly, the health issues associated with its use became well known.
NuvaRing Health Issues
The NuvaRing is manufactured by Merck, and it is designed to deliver a low dose of hormones to the body on a daily basis to prevent pregnancy. It is designed to be inserted by the woman once a month and left in place for three weeks out of each month. Since its introduction to United States in 2002, over 300 serious health issues have been reported and numerous other minor health issues have been reported. Among the most serious complications and side effects associated with NuvaRing are the development of blood clots, heart attack, pulmonary embolism and stroke. It should be noted that many of these conditions can ultimately lead to disability or death.
If You Have Been Affected
If you have developed any of these issues since using the NuvaRing and believe that this contraceptive device is the cause, you may consider talking to a NuvaRing lawyer about your legal rights. These health issues can result in significant pain and suffering, financial cost associated with past and future medical bills, loss of income due to medical treatments or disability and more. A NuvaRing lawsuit may help you to benefit from financial compensation for these effects.
While over 100 lawsuits have been filed over the NuvaRing contraceptive device, you should be aware that this is a highly specialized area of toxic tort law. In order to enjoy the optimal results from a lawsuit, it is best to work with a NuvaRing attorney who has significant experience with toxic tort law as well as with NuvaRing cases specifically. You can schedule an initial consultation with a toxic tort lawyer with a specialization in this area today. Through your consultation, you can explore your legal rights and begin the process of seeking justice in a court of law. If you or a loved one have been affected by the side effects of NuvaRing, contact an experienced NuvaRing attorney or call us today at 1-800-BAD-DRUG.