In March 2008, a lawsuit was filed against the manufacturers, distributors, and marketers of NuvaRing birth control vaginal ring.
The plaintiff alleges these companies concealed the health risks associated with using the vaginal birth control device, which is claimed to have caused the death of the plaintiff's wife.
To date, from 900 to 1,000 other NuvaRing lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts. The company (Merck & Co.) denies the allegations and trials are scheduled to begin soon. The plaintiffs allege multiple problems with the advertising of NuvaRing and the downplaying of its risks and deaths.
NuvaRing is made by Organon Pharmaceuticals (a Netherlands company).
In Nov 2007, Organon became a part of Schering Plough. In 2009, Schering and Merck merged so NuvaRing is now considered Merck product as it's listed on their website.
Merck is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and one of the world's seven largest pharmaceutical companies by market capitalization and revenue. Merck headquarters is located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. Merck describes itself as "a global research-driven pharmaceutical company" that "discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products to improve human and animal health, directly and through its joint ventures."
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured by NuvaRing birth control? If the answer is yes, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Pennsylvania NuvaRing lawyers are now providing free lawsuit consultations to women who have suffered blood clots, DVT, PE, stroke or heart attack while using this birth control device.
If you, your wife, or a loved one has been the victim of a NuvaRing injury, please contact Anapol Schwartz in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Arizona to protect your legal rights.