Thousands of women who were injured by NuvaRing have filed lawsuits, and Merck & Co. has recently offered $100 million to resolve the litigation. Our lawyers are reviewing injury claims involving blood clots and complications like heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism.
NuvaRing Class Action Lawsuit Information
NuvaRing is a birth control device manufactured by Merck & Co. that has been on the market since 2001. Women insert the O-shaped NuvaRing into the vagina, where it slowly releases hormones that prevent pregnancy.
Unfortunately, studies published in the last few years have linked the hormones in NuvaRing to an increased risk of blood clots compared to older contraceptives. Despite safety concerns, NuvaRing has not been recalled.
Merck & Co. is facing thousands of NuvaRing lawsuits, but the cases are not consolidated into a NuvaRing class action. They are individual lawsuits. Most cases have been centralized in federal court in Missouri. There are also about 200 lawsuits pending in state court in New Jersey. In February 2014, Merck offered to pay $100 million to resolve about 3,800 lawsuits. Click here to read more.
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not filing a NuvaRing class action lawsuit at this time. Many lawsuits have been filed, but these are individual claims that were filed on behalf of women with severe injuries. We are now reviewing cases involving side effects, such as:
- Blood clot
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Venous thromboembolism
- Heart attack
- Organ damage
About Class Actions
When drug-makers fail to warn about side effects, class actions are a useful way for patients to seek a refund for purchasing a defective product. However, for patients who developed severe side effects, class actions can have disadvantages. Plaintiffs may have to accept higher attorneys’ fees or a “low-ball settlement.”
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a NuvaRing Class Action
Instead of a class action, our attorneys file individual lawsuits. We believe this is the best way we can help each of our clients maximize their financial recovery. NuvaRing is associated with devastating side effects that can cause pain and suffering, ongoing medical expenses, disability, or even death. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we can help you seek justice for these damages. Contact us today to learn more.