DrugNews Update: Federal Court Clears Path for First NuvaRing Lawsuit
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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.
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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