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NuvaRing is a popular and effective form of birth control that has recently come under intense scrutiny. Many deaths and serious illnesses have been associated with this dangerous drug. The serious side effects of NuvaRing are caused by the combination of hormones that make the drug effective. The hormones in NuvaRing are estrogen, desogestrel, and progestin.
NuvaRing is available by prescription and is a flexible ring made out of plastic. It releases estrogen and progestin over the course of three weeks. The ring is removed for seven days and then a new ring is inserted.
Using NuvaRing properly will help prevent pregnancy, but may also cause the onset of many side effects. NuvaRing contains desogestrel that makes NuvaRing a third-generation contraceptive. Contraceptives that contain desogestrel may increase the risk of blood clots by up to 2.4 times the risk of second-generation contraceptives.
NuvaRing Side Effects
- Blood clots in the lungs and legs
- Pulmonary embolism
- Vein thrombosis
- Heart attacks
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in weight
- Hair loss
- Vaginal spotting or breakthrough bleeding
The side effects of NuvaRing can cause serious and permanent damage to organs or result in amputation of limbs or even death. Side effects may cause the patient to lose time at work and suffer high medical bills or long periods of rehabilitation.
Defendants in the NuvaRing Lawsuit
NuvaRing was originally manufactured by Organon in the Netherlands and was distributed in the United States by Organon USA. Organon was then bought by Schering-Plough that then was acquired by Merck. Because the company’s name has changed several times, the following defendants have been named in the lawsuit:
- Organon Biosciences, NV
- Organon USA, Inc.
- Organon Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
- Organon International, Inc.
- Akzo Nobel NV
- Schering-Plough Corp.
Lawyers in the NuvaRing lawsuit charge the defendants with concealing information about the risks and side effects of NuvaRing and with not properly disclosing information about the injuries and illnesses possibly associated with the drug.
If you or a loved one has suffered from the side effects of NuvaRing, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact our defective products lawyers. We have law offices in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Columbia, South Carolina, to help serve our clients. We are available to answer all of your questions about your dangerous drug case.
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