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Safety of NuvaRing and other Contraceptives in Question

Safety, dependability, and ease of use are what most women look for in a contraceptive. However, numerous lawsuits have been filed against NuvaRing and other drug companies claiming that some forms of birth control are not as safe as women think they are.

Some lawsuits have been filed claiming that women have been seriously injured after using NuvaRing birth control. While other lawsuits have been filed claiming that young women have died after using the contraceptive. Other lawsuits claim that consumers were not amply cautioned about the increased danger linked with the birth control.

NuvaRing has a mixture of Desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol. A study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that the chance of having a cardiovascular episode was greater when woman used a contraceptive that contained 30 – 40 microgram of ehinyl estradiol, which NuvaRing has. Hormones in NuvaRing can also cause a user’s blood to clot easier. Blood clots that form in the legs can travel to the lungs and block vessel carrying blood to the lungs. Some are extremely critical of third and fourth generation forms of birth control because they believe that second generation forms of birth control are safer and just as effective. And they stress that Desogestrel is linked to a greater risk of venous thromboembolism, which can be fatal.

The FDA has begun listening to the fears and concerns over certain forms of birth control. At an advisory committee meeting this past December, the FDA listened to the testimony of parents of a 24-year-old woman who died. The parents believe their daughter developed a pulmonary embolism from using NuvaRing.

According to the father’s testimony, an ambulance was sent to his daughter’s apartment after she had a heart attack. For over 30 minutes, EMTs performed CPR when she reportedly had three more heart attacks. She died four days later. The NuvaRing was removed when doctors learned that she was using it, according to her mother’s testimony. She also testified that doctors recognized NuvaRing as the cause of her daughter’s death.

Attorney Robert J. Fleming has been handling wrongful death cases, automobile accident cases, personal injury cases, dental malpractice and medical malpractice lawsuits for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 20 years in and around Atlanta, Georgia and its surrounding areas, including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously injured and would like quality legal representation, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.

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