NuvaRing attorneys are investigating claims for injuries and illnesses tied to NuvaRing contraceptive devices manufactured by Merck & Company, Schering-Plough, and Organon BioSciences. If you believe that you or a loved one have suffered from the serious side effects of using NuvaRing, Burnetti, P.A., may be able to help you obtain compensation for medical bills, damages, and suffering.
What is NuvaRing?
NuvaRing is a non-oral contraceptive used by women who like the convenience of a once a month routine verses a daily oral contraceptive. NuvaRing releases progestin and estrogen to prevent pregnancy. Unlike the daily birth control pill regimen where the hormones break down before entering the bloodstream, the hormones in NuvaRing directly enter the bloodstream, which can deliver higher and dangerous doses. While the ring has been represented as a convenient replacement to a daily birth control pill, many have experienced serious complications and even fatal side effects.
NuvaRing Side Effects
NuvaRing can cause serious and complicated side effects that can be life threatening. Some side effects of NuvaRing are:
- Pulmonary embolism
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Gallbladder disease
- Clotting blood vessels in the eye
- Breast cancer
- Deep vein thrombosis
Nuva Ring Blood Clots Class Action Lawsuits
According to a study conducted by the British Medical Journal, non-oral contraceptives, such as NuvaRing have a 90% higher risk of venous thrombosis (blood clots) than oral contraceptives. Many women were not warned of the high and potential serious risks by doctors and NuvaRing manufacturing companies. Venous thrombosis can cause serious medical scares and can often travel to the lung which can be fatal.
Symptoms of Blood Clots
An adverse and potentially deadly side effect of NuvaRing birth control is blood clots which can develop in the body. Symptoms of blood clots are:
- New swelling in the legs or arms
- Soreness or pain
- Loss of sensation
Blood clots can be especially dangerous if they develop or travel to the lungs. Signs of a pulmonary embolism caused by blood clots are:
- Hard time breathing
- Chest pain
- Cough with or without the accompaniment of blood
NuvaRing Legal Claims
If you or a family member has suffered from the adverse and sometimes fatal complications from using NuvaRing, birth control lawyers may be able to help. Burnetti, PA’s defective medical product attorneys may be able to file a NuvaRing lawsuit on your behalf. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI or fill out a free case evaluation at www.burnetti.com.