NuvaRing Injury Lawyer
NuvaRing (generic names: Ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel) is a form of contraception used to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and creating changes in the uterus and cervix that will reduce the chances of implantation and fertilization. An October 2011 study conducted by the FDA implied there is a 56% higher risk of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis) in women using a vaginal ring compared with those using combined oral contraceptives containing levonorgestrel. Other severe medical risks associated with the use of NuvaRing include: stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer of the reproductive organs and breast, gallbladder disease, liver tumors and possible death. These risks increase in women older than 35 and who are smokers. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to the use of NuvaRing, consult with a NuvaRing injury lawyer to discuss your case and whether you should file a product liability claim.
As with any hormonal contraceptive, studies have shown that NuvaRing should not be taken by women that are pregnant or who are currently breast feeding as injury may occur to your child.You should seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing any of the following side effects:
- Swelling of throat, lips, tongue or face
- Swelling in feet, ankles or hands
- Shortness of breath
- Severe and unusual headaches
- Feelings of confusion, dizziness or fainting
- Sudden changes of vision, balance or speech
- Feelings of weakness or numbness
- Nausea and excessive sweating
- Pain that spreads across chest into arm or shoulder
- Sudden pain in calf
- Yellowing of eyes or skin
- Low fever with loss of appetite
- Dark urine and / or clay-colored stools
- Coughing blood
- Breast lumps
NuvaRing users should speak directly with their medical care provider when they have questions or concerns regarding the use of any medication or medical device.
Hiring An Attorney
Current lawsuits have been initiated against NuvaRing vaginal birth control drug maker Organan USA, Inc., and other parties associated with the manufacturing and packaging of this product. Plaintiffs are claiming that the dangers and serious side effects associated with use of the NuvaRing birth control product were concealed and not adequately released to the public, physicians, pharmacists and the FDA which resulted in severe injury and death of some users. If you believe that you or a family member have suffered severe injury and/or harm after using a NuvaRing vaginal birth control ring, contact a NuvaRing injury lawyer. You may also submit an online form with details regarding your personal circumstances. Your first initial consultation is free. You do not pay unless we win your case. Contact us today!