With over 1.2 million women in 32 countries currently using it, the NuvaRing, a plastic ring of hormones inserted vaginally once a month, has become a popular alternative to daily oral contraceptives. Despite its popularity, however, many users of the NuvaRing are reporting serious side effects, which include blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, and stroke.
Like with oral contraceptives, women at the highest risk for severe side effects are those over the age of 35, smokers, and anyone with medical history of heart attack, blood clots, DVT, or stoke. To date, 37 women have died from complications suffered after taking NuvaRing and hundreds more have had serious injuries. In fact, fifty-one percent (51%) of women who used NuvaRing for over one year reported having a pulmonary embolism.
The severity and long term effect of these complications has sparked many individuals to seek legal help. Since the first lawsuit was filed in March, 2008, over 50 others have followed.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of taking the contraceptive NuvaRing, please contact the law firm of Pogust, Braslow, & Millrood, to find out whether you may be compensated.