DrugNews Update: Federal Court Clears Path for First NuvaRing Lawsuit

July 30, 2013

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Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 30, 2013

The birth control safety center at DrugNews.net is announcing updated news for women using the contraceptive NuvaRing. A federal judge recently denied attempts by the manufacturer to dismiss a lawsuit alleging NuvaRing caused blood clots, which will allows trials to begin in October*.

Health experts have linked vaginal ring contraceptives like NuvaRing to higher blood clot rates than traditional birth control pills. Last year, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study suggesting they could result in a 2.5 to 3-fold increased risk of blood clots**.

So far, 1,296 women have filed a NuvaRing lawsuit alleging blood clots, an increase of 11% in recent months***. Cases have been consolidated 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.

Now, DrugNews has learned that U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel, who is overseeing the litigation, recently denied a motion filed by Merck subsidiary Organon USA to dismiss the case of Marianne Prather alleging DVT and pulmonary embolism from the device*. The first trial for these lawsuits has been scheduled to start in October***.

Anyone who suffered a blood clot, stroke, DVT or pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing is urged to contact the DrugNews Resource Center or speak with a lawyer about their legal rights.

Due to the specialized nature of federal MDL drug injury cases, DrugNews only recommends lawyers and law firms who have already handled NuvaRing lawsuits.

For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to NuvaRing and other drugs, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugNews.net.

*U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel, 7/12/13; Case: 4:08-md-01964-RWS Doc. #: 1598

**New England Journal of Medicine, 6/14/12; nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1111840

***JPML 7/10/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-July-10-2013.pdf

****U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel, 3/8/13; cdn.aboutlawsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013-03-08-NuvaRing-Order.pdf

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