NuvaRing, a hormonal contraceptive for women, has been known to cause adverse side effects in users. Thousands of claims have been brought against Merck & Co., the maker of NuvaRing, and were finally settled for $100 million recently.
Users of the birth control device have reported blood clots, strokes and heart attacks, high blood pressure and heart disease, and cancers. Death is the most severe side effect, with eighty-three wrongful death claims included in the lawsuits. About 3,800 claimants will share in the $100 million settlement.
While NuvaRing has caused severe side effects in thousands of women since its release to the public, it is still an FDA-approved device. Merck & Co. claims that it is safe for users, but these claimants allege faulty design and testing. They also claim that the side effects and hazards of the device were not properly disclosed to users.
Just because this device is approved by the FDA does not mean that your safety is guaranteed. If you have suffered adverse side effects from use of the NuvaRing, contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers today. We are dedicated to holding the makers of defective medical devices responsible for their actions.