Birth Control Litigation

Risks of Using NuvaRing

NuvaRing is a flexible vaginal ring that contains hormones to prevent pregnancy.1 NuvaRing has similar side effects as other hormonal methods of birth control, but the specific hormones also have an increased risk of blood clots.2

Side effects of NuvaRing

The most common side effects of using NuvaRing are:

  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Headache
  • Vaginal infections and irritation

The combination of hormones can also lead to hair loss, abdominal cramps and bloating, rash and skin changes, dizziness, and other inconveniences. And there are also more severe risks.3

NuvaRing warnings

The more severe risks of using NuvaRing, which have led to some lawsuits, are blood clots and the other health problems they can cause, including stroke, heart attack, and pulmonary embolism.4 The signs of a serious effect include sudden:3

  • Trouble breathing, coughing up blood, or chest pain
  • Headache, nausea, dizziness, trouble with vision or speech
  • Numbness or weakness in an arm or leg
  • Pain, swelling, or tenderness in the calf or abdomen
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Swelling of the fingers or ankles
  • Difficulty sleeping, lack of energy, fatigue
  • Change in mood

Liver tumors are also a potentially severe risk of using NuvaRing,2 which occur as a yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) with fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, and changes in bathroom habits.3

NuvaRing lawsuits

Studies have found that NuvaRing may have more risks than birth control pills. A number of lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of the hormone rings: Merck, Schering-Plough, and Organon. Litigation groups have even been formed due to the number of cases claiming that the marketing of NuvaRing did not provide warnings about the risks of using this form of birth control, which have been lethal in some cases.5

If you have suffered from using NuvaRing, a personal injury attorney can review your case and explain your legal options.

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