NuvaRing is a vaginally inserted form of birth control that works in a fashion similar to the more commonly prescribed orally administered birth control pill by releasing low doses of medication each day. It is a 2″ diameter ring that is made of flexible plastic and is inserted in the vagina once a month. NuvaRing is manufactured by Merck and was approved by the FDA in 2001 and was first marketed in the United States in July 2002.
Once the NuvaRing is inserted, it releases low doses of ethinyl estradiol and etongestrel each day to as a pregnancy prevention measure. Because it is only administered once each month, many women find it easier to use than the oral contraceptives that must be taken daily because it is easier to remember. Once inserted, it is left in the body for three weeks and then removed for one week, during which the menstrual period should take place. After the break week, a new NuvaRing is inserted for the next month’s pregnancy prevention. Since it began to be marketed in the United States, over 1,000 instances of serious health problems related to NuvaRing side effects have been reported.
NuvaRing Side Effects:
- Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
- Blood Clots
- Pulmonary Embolism
Because of the seriousness of these NuvaRing side effects, several hundred NuvaRing lawsuits were filed. The hormones released by NuvaRing may make the blood clot more easily. If blood clots in the legs travel to the lungs, a serious blockage can occur. Higher risk of stroke and heart attack means you are at a higher risk of serious disability or even death.
If you have used the NuvaRing contraceptive and have noticed any of these negative side effects, our NuvaRing lawyers can help you understand your rights and legal options. The NuvaRing lawyers at Pulaski Law Firm P.L.L.C. can help you determine whether to file a NuvaRing lawsuit. Call 800 BAD-DRUG today for a free consultation.
Pulaski Law Firm P.L.L.C. is no longer accepting new clients in this matter. Our law firm is currently in the process of settling all of the claims on behalf of our Nuvaring clients.
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