NuvaRing Lawsuit

NuvaRing is  a prescription contraceptive which does not require women to take a pill or shot. It is a flexible plastic ring which, when worn in the vagina, releases ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel. NuvaRing has been linked to an increased risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, and other injuries. NuvaRing side effects can be fatal and suffering from any of the severe side effects may entitle you to bring forth a NuvaRing Lawsuit

How NuvaRing Works

In many ways NuvaRing works like most oral birth control in that it delivers hormones and you get your period during the off weekWith the NuvaRing, you wear it continuously for three weeks, then remove it and leave it out for a week. Your period should occur during this week off. After the end of the fourth week, you insert a new ring.

NuvaRing releases an estrogen and a progestin. Progestin is a synthetic drug which mimics the hormone progestin.

NuvaRing Dangers

NuvaRing contains a third generation progestin. Third generation progestin is known to carry a much greater risk of causing blood clots than older progestin. Dangers of NuvaRing include:

  • Blood clots
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – blood clot in the leg
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE) – blood clot in the lung
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Liver tumors
  • Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had received at least 300 reports of adverse events linked to NuvaRing by 2009. At least 12 deaths have been linked to NuvaRing use.

Other Problems with NuvaRing

NuvaRing is popular because it is convenient. Instead of taking a pill daily or going in for injections, you insert the ring once a month. In theory, this minimizes the risk of getting pregnant even more than taking the pill because it reduces the chance of missing a dose.

However, since NuvaRing is worn vaginally, it can cause:

  • Infections
  • Increased discharge
  • Vaginal irritation

NuvaRing can also have some of the classic side effects of oral contraceptives including:

  • Headaches
  • Respiratory infections
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea

If you have been harmed by NuvaRing, or if you have lost someone you love, who was using NuvaRing, to stroke, heart attack, or another cardiovascular event, you may be entitled to compensation. Please, find a local injury attorney and schedule your initial NuvaRing Lawsuit consultation to learn more.