NuvaRing has become very popular over the last several years. It has become a well used form of birth control and ads for it can be seen on the television nearly every day. However, the product manufactured by Merck and a etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring has had severe side effects for some users. Unfortunately for some women taking the drug, there is an increased risk of severe injury.
The 2014 FDA Report Show Severe Risks to Women Using NuvaRing
According to a June 2014 release by the FDA, the drug comes with severe problems. Some women have reported using NuvaRing and being affected by Galactorrhea, a milky nipple discharge not related to regular milk production.
NuvaRing also increases the risk of severe thrombosis, including arterial thrombotic and venous thromboembolic events. It is recommended that women stop using the drug four weeks before and two weeks after a major surgery. Unfortunately, the FDA report also states that the product also carries the risk of:
“loss of vision, proptosis, diplopia, papilledema, or retinal vascular lesions.”
The Battery of Bad Drug Lawsuits
These issues have led to lawsuits against Merck and its predecessors, Organon USA and Schering-Plough. The product has been on the market since 2001, leaving millions of women that took it at potential risk for a series of medical issues. This is simply unacceptable.
Legal Help and Finding a Good Attorney
If you or a loved one have used NuvaRing and have faced any major medical issues, please contact a skilled medical malpractice and product liability attorney today. These lawyers are those who have dealt with the large pharmaceutical corporations pushing unsafe drugs into the hands of consumer and look to make sure that they are safe.
Contact one by Googling online, and you have taken the drug and had any issues. Some, like thrombosis, are especially life threatening. Call one today and ask for a free, no-pressure consultation to learn your legal rights and protect yourself and future consumers from harm.
“Danger in the Ring” – Vanity Fair (Go Here.)
“NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring)” – FDA (Go Here.)