The Huffington Post recently published an article in which the author describes her experience using the NuvaRing contraceptive device. Writing for the Huffington Post, Nancy Polanco describes using the NuvaRing for less than two months before landing in the emergency room.
Polanco’s NuvaRing nightmare began when she was having difficulty exercising. Later, she struggled to breathe to such as degree that she had to go to the emergency room, where doctors discovered that she had dangerously low oxygen levels. The reason for her breathing troubles and low oxygen levels were the result of her use of the NuvaRing.
Polanco had developed blood clots in her lungs, a condition known as a pulmonary embolism.
Now, Polanco, along with many other women who have used this contraceptive device, believes that NuvaRing’s manufacturer, Merck, failed to make users aware of the contraceptive device’s life-threatening and life-altering side effects.
In addition to the formation of blood clots, patients who use the NuvaRing have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
This increased risk of blood clot formation, heart attack, and stroke are due to the newer kind of hormone used in the NuvaRing, a third-generation progestin known as etonogestrel. As documented in numerous epidemiological studies, etonogestrel has a strong connection to blood clot formation.
The St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe represent victims of defective drugs and medical devices. We are currently providing legal counsel to a number of women who claim to have been injured by the NuvaRing contraceptive device. If you believe that you have been harmed by the NuvaRing, Carey Danis & Lowe encourages you to explore your legal options with one of our NuvaRing lawyers today. Our initial consultations are free.
If you are concerned about the impacts that the NuvaRing has on patient health and safety, in particular NuvaRing and blood clots, Carey Danis & Lowe works alongside a team of medical professionals. Our nurses and medical experts are available to answer your health questions.
Share your NuvaRing story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Contact us by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.
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