Nuvaring Blood Clots – Compensation and Lawsuit Information
Nuvaring Blood Clots
Nuvaring is a vaginal contraceptive that contains hormones and poses a high risk for Nuvaring blood clots. The contraceptive ring is inserted into the vagina for three weeks and then removed for one week. Desogestrel, the particular synthetic progestin used in Nuvaring, is associated with a higher risk for side effects, especially blood clots, than older oral contraceptives, which use a different synthetic progestin (levonorgestrel).
The Dangers of Nuvaring Blood Clots
Nuvaring blood clots most often form in the legs and may be deep vein thrombosis, which means they occur in blood vessels deep within the body. The blood clots can break free and travel through the circulatory system, lodging in arteries and blocking circulation to vital organs, including the heart, lungs and brain. When circulation is blocked, the organs are robbed of vital oxygen, which can result in devastating tissue death. Nuvaring blood clots can cause permanent disability or sudden death in product users.
Nuvaring May Deliver Higher Levels of Hormones, Causing Nuvaring Blood Clots
Nuvaring advertises that it uses a lower dosage of hormones than oral contraceptives, but only about half of the hormones in oral contraceptives reach the blood stream. There is growing evidence that the levels of hormones that reach the blood stream from delivery systems like Nuvaring are higher than those of oral contraceptives. The increased risk of Nuvaring blood clots over oral contraceptives may be due to an increased level of hormones in the user’s system. Risks of Nuvaring blood clots now require an FDA black box warning. France and Germany have banned the drug due to the severity of its side effects.
Increased Risk of Nuvaring Blood Clots
While all hormone-based contraceptives carry an increased risk of blood clots, recent FDA studies have concluded that risks of Nuvaring blood clots are over 50 percent higher than blood clot risks from 2nd generation oral contraceptives. In the Multi-District Litigation Nuvaring lawsuit, plaintiffs allege that the makers of Nuvaring failed to properly research the hormone delivery system. There is growing evidence that transdermal and vaginal hormone delivery systems pose significantly higher risks of blood clots than oral contraceptives.
Nuvaring Blood Clots Lawsuit
There are currently thousands of lawsuits against the makers of Nuvaring for serious and even fatal injuries arising from its use. Most of the injuries arose from Nuvaring blood clots that caused pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction and stroke. Women who suffered a serious injury from a Nuvaring blood clot can file a Nuvaring lawsuit to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages and future expenses related to their injury. It is best to consult a lawyer with experience in Nuvaring lawsuits when seeking compensation for Nuvaring blood clots.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve for Nuvaring Blood Clots
If you have suffered injuries as a result of Nuvaring blood clots, the time to file a lawsuit is limited. State laws vary, but the limit is usually between one and three years after the injury is diagnosed. It is best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to avoid forfeiting your right to collect compensation for the damages you suffered from Nuvaring blood clots. Women who are permanently disabled due to Nuvaring use may be entitled to receive substantial compensation.
For more information about adverse Nuvaring side effects and for a free evaluation of your case, fill out the free case review form that you will find on this Avandia Lawsuit website.
When you complete the short questionnaire, legal professionals with experience in Nuvaring lawsuits will evaluate your claim at no cost to you and assist you in taking the next steps to get proper compensation for your injuries from Nuvaring blood clots.
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