NuvaRing is one of the most popular forms of non-pill birth control and was approved for use by the FDA in October 2001. The flexible plastic ring is inserted into the vagina and placed near the cervix, where it releases a continuous stream of hormones over a 21-day period. These hormones, synthetic estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and progestin (etonogestrel), work by suppressing ovulation and by thickening the cervical mucus to prevent fertilization. While these hormone levels are low, these synthetic hormones have been linked to an increase risk of blood clots because they change a person's blood clotting system. If a blood clot forms in the legs, pelvis or other deep vein, it can dislodge and travel to the lungs and cause sudden blockage.
NuvaRing Blood Clot Injuries
Hundreds of NuvaRing lawsuits have cited serious blood clot injuries like pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and venous thromboembolism. These serious conditions can lead to a heart attack or stroke when a blood clot becomes lodged in a blood vessel leading to the heart or brain.
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blockage of one or more arteries in the lungs. PE is commonly caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from another part of the body, such as the legs.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is caused by a blood clot in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in the legs or pelvis. DVT can cause leg pain and swelling, but sometimes doesn't have any symptoms at all. People with DVT are at risk for one of the blood clots dislodging and traveling to the lungs, heart or brain, putting them at risk for pulmonary embolism, heart attack or stroke.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition that includes both PE and DVT.
Signs of NuvaRing Blood Clot Injuries
There are certain telltale signs that you've developed a NuvaRing blood clot, which should not be ignored. Ignoring the signs of a blood clot could be life threatening.
Signs and symptoms of NuvaRing pulmonary embolism include sudden shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing (which may produce bloody or blood-streaked sputum), wheezing, swelling of one or more legs, clammy or bluish-colored skin, excessive sweating, rapid or irregular heartbeat, weak pulse, lightheadedness or fainting.
Signs and symptoms of NuvaRing deep vein thrombosis include leg swelling, including swelling of the ankle and foot; leg pain that often starts in the calf and can feel like cramping; warmth over the affected area; and changes in your skin color, such as turning pale, red or blue.
If you develop any of these NuvaRing blood clot symptoms, seek medical attention right away.
Filing a NuvaRing Blood Clot Injury Lawsuit
The medical expenses for treating a NuvaRing blood clot injury can amount to thousands of dollars, not to mention the money lost due to missing work and the pain and suffering you must endure. Nearly 1,000 women have filed NuvaRing lawsuits against the manufacturer and others alleging they should be held liable for manufacturing defects, negligence and fraud for failing to warn the public about the serious risks of developing a dangerous blood clot injury when using NuvaRing.
If you suffered a NuvaRing blood clot injury such as pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, venous thromboembolism, heart attack or stroke, a NuvaRing compensation specialist
can provide a free consultation about your legal rights. You may have a case to seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages through a NuvaRing injury lawsuit or NuvaRing class action lawsuit.
More information about filing a NuvaRing blood clot lawsuit can be found in our NuvaRing Birth Control Class Action Lawsuit Investigation
page. You can submit your information, or your loved one’s, to NuvaRing attorneys who are actively investigating all claims regarding NuvaRing blood clots, PE, DVT, heart attack, stroke and other complications from taking NuvaRing birth control. NuvaRing attorneys are waiting to talk to you now and the consultation is free. NuvaRing lawyers don't get paid unless you win or settle.