A Tennessee Valley family gathered together for the 2013 holiday season, and everyone was in good spirits. However, a mere five days later, the family was saddened by the news that one of their own had succumbed to a blood clot. The family member, Angela Miller, was only 28 years old.
According to a news story from WTVC News Channel 9 in the Tennessee Valley, Miller had been using a contraceptive device called the NuvaRing. In their report, WTVC cites data from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration on NuvaRing fatality and injury numbers. Those records show 224 deaths and 3,000 serious injuries.
Manufactured by Merck, the NuvaRing was introduced in 2002, and has been associated with blood clots, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Following their loss, the Miller family began a campaign to raise awareness about NuvaRing side effects with the hopes that what befell their family would not happen to any other families.
Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help
As a national law firm specializing in defective drug litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe represents individuals and families that have been harmed by the NuvaRing. Our personal injury lawyers understand the pain and suffering that defective medical products cause, and because of that, our lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients with superior legal assistance.
If you or someone you love has been injured by the NuvaRing, Carey Danis & Lowe is available to discuss legal options and compensation eligibility now. Our law firm offers free initial case evaluations.
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