DrugRisks Update: Court Rules NuvaRing Patients Can Seek Punitive Damages
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New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
The IUD safety advocates at DrugRisks.com are announcing updated legal news on the site for women using the vaginal ring contraceptive NuvaRing. A multi-district court has ruled that patients alleging blood clot injuries from the device can seek punitive damages*.
DrugRisks was created to improve the safety of patients using popular prescription devices by providing the latest recalls, warnings, research and legal news. Visitors can find out if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
Health experts have linked contraceptives like NuvaRing to higher risks of blood clots than traditional birth control pills. Last year, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study finding vaginal ring contraceptives could relate to a 2.5 to 3-fold increased risk of blood clots**.
DrugRisks has learned that nearly 1,100 patients have filed a NuvaRing lawsuit alleging blood clots in a special federal court in Missouri. The formal case is known as In re: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, No. 08-md-1964, JPML, Eastern District Missouri. Hundreds more have filed cases in New Jersey (In re: NuvaRing Litigation (BER-L-3081-09, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County)).
Now, the resource center has added information that Judge Brian R. Martinotti, of the New Jersey court, ordered that patients can seek punitive damages against the maker of the device for alleged blood clot injuries*. However, DrugRisks adds that this cannot indicate the success or failure of any case.
Anyone who suffered a blood clot, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing is urged to contact DrugRisks.com or speak with a lawyer about their legal rights as soon as possible.
Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug injury cases, DrugRisks only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already handled NuvaRing lawsuits.
*Judge Brian R. Martinotti, 5/3/13; In re: NuvaRing Litigation (BER-L-3081-09, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County)
**New England Journal of Medicine, 6/14/12; nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1111840
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