According to a recent Madison-St. Clair Record article, NuvaRing lawsuits have recently been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois charging five defendants, among them Organon USA, with failure to properly warn healthcare providers and patients about risks of NuvaRing use.
Health complications commonly cited with the use of the NuvaRing contraceptive device include blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, blood clots, and in some cases, death. According to a Danish study published in May 2012 in the British Medical Journal, researchers discovered that women using a vaginal ring contraceptive device, such as the NuvaRing, experienced a significantly increased risk of developing blood clots.
In addition to the NuvaRing lawsuits in the U.S. District Court in Illinois, there is also a NuvaRing multidistrict litigation (MDL), known as In re: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 1964, which is being heard in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri. The NuvaRing MDL is being presided over by U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.
The Madison-St. Clair Record article has deemed the NuvaRing lawsuits recently filed in Illinois “tag-along” lawsuits, meaning they will be significantly influenced by the NuvaRing MDL. NuvaRing attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe are interested in following the cases in both U.S. District Courts.
Carey Danis & Lowe NuvaRing lawyers continue to hear from women who have been injured by the NuvaRing contraceptive device. Furthermore, they are currently offering free legal evaluations of NuvaRing cases, and can assist in filing a NuvaRing lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has been injured by Organon and Merck’s NuvaRing contraceptive device, contact a pharmaceutical product liability lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe today. Call Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519 or submit a personal injury claim form.