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NuvaRing Linked to Dangerous Blood Clots, Other Side Effects


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11/10/2012
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NuvaRing Linked to Dangerous Blood Clots, Other Side Effects

A Utah pharmaceutical injury attorney discusses the dangerous side effects associated with NuvaRing, and how women can get compensation for NuvaRing injuries.

Are you using NuvaRing? Here’s some information you need to know about potential side effects.

Many women believe that hormonal contraceptive devices like NuvaRing are safer than oral birth control pills. Birth control pills have been associated with an increased risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke. It was believed that the steady, lower dose of hormones in NuvaRing would eliminate that risk. However, research now suggests that the risk of blood clots may actually be higher with NuvaRing than it is with many birth control pills. Studies show the risk of blood clots with NuvaRing is 56 to 90 percent greater than the risk with birth control pills.

Possible NuvaRing side effects include:

  • Blood clots
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung)
  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Stroke (cerebral thrombosis or cerebral hemorrhage)
  • Retinal thrombosis (blood clot in the eye)
  • Thrombophlebitis (swelling of a vein)
  • Toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Liver tumors
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Death

The FDA has received more than 1,000 reports of blood clots in otherwise healthy young women who were using NuvaRing. NuvaRing has been linked to more than 40 deaths.

Women who suffer from a blood clot while using NuvaRing are encouraged to discuss their situation with a Utah pharmaceutical injury attorney. They may be able to take part in a NuvaRing injury lawsuit. Compensation from a NuvaRing injury lawsuit may include payment for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

If you or someone you love suffered from DVT, a life-threatening blood clot, a heart attack, or a stroke while using NuvaRing, learn more about the legal options available to you. Please contact Salt Lake City NuvaRing injury lawyer James Esparza at 800-745-4050.

 



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