NUVARING is a transparent, flexible, vaginal ring that provides month long birth control by emitting a continuous dose of estrogen and progestin for 21 days. The device releases a combination of ethinyl estradiol, a form of the hormone estrogen, and etonogestral. These substances are supposed to prevent ovulation as well as minimize any sperm penetration, thereby preventing unwanted pregnancies. It gained FDA approval in 2001.
NUVARING is marketed as providing the same efficacy as birth control pills but with the convenience of month-long protection. To a woman who wants the benefits of birth control but not the trouble of remembering to take a pill every day, NUVARING sounds great. Unfortunately, NUVARING has provided more than month long contraception.
Numerous lawsuits are being filed against pharmaceutical companies that marketed or manufactured the product at one time. Suits claim that the manufactureres of NUVARING not only knew about the potential side effects related to the use of NUVARING, including increased risk of stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and sudden death, but failed to reveal them to women, or the FDA during the approval process. Some 300 product liability lawsuits are being filed, stating that NUVARING caused plaintiffs to suffer from serious, life threatening blood clots. Wrongful Death suits in New Jersey and Nebraska are pending.
Are You A NUVARING user?
If you currently use NUVARING as a contraceptive, seek medical attention immediately. If you are suffering from complications due to NUVARING, seek the help of a product liability attorney. New Jersey product liability attorneys at the Mininno Law Office are here to answer any questions you have, and to offer a free case evaluation.
Contact the Mininno Law Office or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
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