Millions of women seek vaginal contraceptive devices to prevent pregnancy. One such device marketed by pharmaceutical company Organon USA has been touted as a safe alternative to the birth control patch and is FDA approved.
Available since 2002, NuvaRing prevents pregnancy by releasing low doses of estrogen and progestin near the cervix. NuvaRing is placed inside the vagina and worn for one week. Then a new one is placed every three weeks, with nothing used the fourth week.
When used as intended, NuvaRing is 98-99% effective at preventing pregnancy. This success rate is comparable to the birth control pill.
At least 50 women disagree, however, as to the safety of this device, and have filed defective drug lawsuits against Organon USA and its subsidiaries. These lawsuits claim that NuvaRing caused blood clot complications resulting in amputations, pulmonary embolisms, and death.
Serious Side Effects
NuvaRing can cause serious side effects including:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Coughing blood
- Severe headaches
- Severe abdominal pains
- Breast lumps
- Persistent fatigue
- Pain in the arms and/or legs
Less serious side effects can include:
Any of these side effects may signal the formation of blood clots that, if not treated quickly, can be life-threatening and can lead to:
- Loss of limbs
- Heart problems, such as heart attack
- Brain problems, such as stroke
If you have used NuvaRing and experienced adverse side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
The experienced attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers can help you receive compensation for your damages. Our lawyers have the skills and experience needed to protect your rights and hold negligent pharmaceutical companies accountable for their actions.