The NuvaRing contraceptive device entered the market with insufficient safety information, as the product was never thoroughly studied, say plaintiffs who have filed NuvaRing lawsuits against the device’s manufacturer, Merck. In many of these lawsuits, plaintiffs have suffered serious injuries that they claim were caused by use of the NuvaRing device.
NuvaRing side effects include venous thromboembolism, or the formation of a blood clot, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, stroke, and heart attack.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently published an article chronicling the tragic story of a St. Louis family who lost a loved one as a result of injuries linked to her use of the NuvaRing. La Monica Greene, aged 17, developed a fatal blood clot in her lungs. She had been using the NuvaRing device for a short period of time, between May 2009 and June 2009.
Following the death of their beloved family member, the Greene family filed a lawsuit targeted at Merck. The Greene family’s NuvaRing lawsuit is one of nearly 2,000 similar lawsuits filed across the U.S.
As a law firm based in St. Louis that represents victims of defective drugs and medical devices, Carey Danis & Lowe NuvaRing lawyers are dedicated to providing individuals and families affected by the NuvaRing contraceptive device with expert legal services. In such cases where it appears that pharmaceutical companies have manufactured a product with little effort paid towards upholding patient health and safety, Carey Danis & Lowe believes that shining a light on these negligent practices by sharing victims’ stories in court is of the utmost importance.
If you and your family have been affected by the NuvaRing device, we encourage you to begin exploring your legal options with a Carey Danis & Lowe NuvaRing lawyer today. Our initial consultations are free.References: NuvaRing, Pharmaceutical litigation