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NuvaRing is a type of contraceptive device manufactured by Merck that is inserted into the vagina for a three-week period each month.While inserted it releases low doses of progestin and estrogen which prevents pregnancy. The use of NuvaRing has been linked to serious side effects, including a heightened risk for cardiovascular complications. Some of these complications include:
- Blood Clots
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Sudden Death
NuvaRing attorneys focus on helping people injured by NuvaRing to recover their losses. Drug manufacturers are required to ensure their products do not pose unreasonable risk and dangerous side effects. Ideally, drugs would be thoroughly evaluated and tested before coming to the market to eliminate the risk of injury. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and every year millions of people are injured by negligently designed, manufactured, and marketed pharmaceutical drugs or devices. When people who use pharmaceutical drugs are injured, they may be able to recover through a defective drug lawsuit.
Should I Hire a NuvaRing Attorney?
If you or a loved one has suffered an adverse medical event after using NuvaRing, you may be entitled to significant compensation. There are currently hundreds of active lawsuits against Merck for complications associated with NuvaRing, and it is possible that Merck will attempt to settle the cases without litigation in an attempt to limit liability. It is important to have your case evaluated by an experienced defective drug and device lawyer in order to determine whether you have a claim. Potential damages available in a NuvaRing lawsuit include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, or loss of quality of life. A NuvaRing attorney may be able to help you establish a link between your injury and the use of NuvaRing, getting you the compensation you and your family deserve.
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