Lawsuits have been filed alleging death and serious injury associated with NuvaRing, a contraceptive product made by Organon.
NuvaRing birth control is a third generation contraceptive manufactured by Organon USA. Nuva Ring birth control is a flexible polyethylene ring that contains estrogen and a form of the progestin desogestrel. NuvaRing is considered a combination hormonal contraceptive.
Since Nuva Ring birth control is a relatively new form of contraceptive there are few studies regarding its safety and effectiveness. As early as 1995 studies had shown there was an increased risk of venous thrombosis (blood clots) in contraceptives containing desogestrel compared to second generation birth control that contained other types of progestins.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a disease that includes deep vein thrombosis ( DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). A pulmonary embolism occurs when a segment of a thrombus (A clot within a blood vessel) within the deep venous system detaches from the vessel, travels to the lungs, and lodges within the pulmonary arteries.
Several epidemiology studies indicate that third generation oral contraceptives, including those containing desogestrel (etonogestrel, the progestin in NuvaRing®, is the biologically active metabolite of desogestrel), are associated with a higher risk of venous thromboembolism than certain second generation oral contraceptives. In general, these studies indicate an approximate two-fold increased risk.
The prescribing information for NuvaRing provided by Organon USA, Inc. states this about the risk of a NuvaRing pulmonary embolism, NuvaRing stroke and NuvaRing heart attack:
. . . Hormonal contraceptives may increase your risk of strokes (blockage of blood flow to the brain) or heart attacks (blockage of blood flow to the heart). Any of these conditions can cause death or serious disability.
If you or a loved one has suffered side effects of NuvaRing birth control such as stroke, blood clot or heart attack you may be able to file a Nuva Ring lawsuit.
If you or a family member has been personally injured because of the fault of someone else: by the use of dangerous drugs, bad products, or toxic injury etc then please contact the Fort Worth Texas Defective Drugs Product Liability Attorney Dr. Shezad Malik. For a no obligation, free case analysis, please call 817-255-4001 or Contact Me Online.
The Dr. Shezad Malik Law is currently evaluating and accepting Nuvaring Side Effect cases.