Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury after being implanted with the NuvaRing contraceptive device? Are you interested in filing a NuvaRing class action lawsuit against the manufacturers? If so, we can help.
Free NuvaRing Class Action Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by NuvaRing, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the NuvaRing and we can help.
What is the NuvaRing?
Manufactured and marketed by Merck & Co., the NuvaRing is a 2-inch flexible birth control device that contains both estrogen and progestin (etonogestrel). Etonogestrel is the active metabolite in desogestrel, making the NuvaRing a third-generation contraceptive. The device is designed to be inserted directly into the vagina; users can insert the ring themselves once a month and take it out at the end of the third week for their menstrual period.
According to the New York Times Health Guide:
“All combination estrogen/progestin birth control products carry an increased risk for blood clots in the veins (venous thromboembolism), which can lead to blood clots in the arteries of the leg or lung (pulmonary embolism). The risk is lower for oral contraceptives than for the birth control patch (Ortho Evra) or the ring (NuvaRing), which expose women to higher levels of estrogen than birth control pills. … As with the patch (Ortho Evra), NuvaRing may put women who take it at higher risk for blood clots than oral contraceptives.”
The consumer watchdog group Public Citizen has petitioned the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to ban all third-generation oral contraceptives like NuvaRing due to the approximately doubled risk of venous thrombosis and lack of evidence of clinical benefit as compared to second generation birth control products.
Times of Claims we are Evaluating
If you or somebody you know has been implanted with the NuvaRing and subsequently suffered from any of the following health complications, you should contact the lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP right away:
- Blood Clots
- Deep Vein Thrombosis, Venous Thrombosis, Venous Thromboembolism
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction (MI or AMI for Acute Myocardial Infarction)
- Stroke, Cerebrovascular Accident
About NuvaRing Class Actions
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a NuvaRing Class Action, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members that have been injured after being implanted with the NuvaRing contraceptive device.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual NuvaRing Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a NuvaRing Class Action?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in NuvaRing lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new NuvaRing injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free NuvaRing Class Action Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by NuvaRing, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a NuvaRing Suit and we can help.