According to Documents Filed in the NuvaRing Mass Tort Litigation Now Underway in New Jersey State Court, Nine NuvaRing Lawsuits Have Been Chosen for Bellwether Trials Starting on February 4, 2013. Lawsuits Pending in the Litigation Allege the NuvaRing Contraceptive Device Caused Serious, Life-Threatening Side Effects, Including Blood Clots, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Heart Attacks, Strokes and Wrongful Death.
Andres Alonso and David Krangle, founding partners of Alonso Krangle LLP, a leading law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of people injured by defective medical devices, report that the first NuvaRing lawsuit trials will begin in February 2013. According to court papers filed in a Mass Tort proceeding in the Bergen County Superior Court of New Jersey, nine NuvaRing lawsuits have been selected for the litigation’s bellwether trials, scheduled to begin on February 4, 2013. (Docket No. BER-L-3081-09)
NuvaRing lawsuits allege the contraceptive device caused serious, life-threatening side effects, including:
Alonso Krangle LLP, which has already filed NuvaRing lawsuits on behalf of many young women, continues to offer FREE lawsuit consultations to victims of NuvaRing side effects. To discuss a potential claim with one of the experienced and compassionate NuvaRing side effect lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, www.FightForVictims.com.
NuvaRing is a hormonal vaginal ring that releases a combination of etonogestrel, a synthetic progestin, and the estrogen, ethinyl estradiol. A number of studies have found an association between NuvaRing and serious side effects, including blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attacks and stroke. Most recently, research published in The New England Journal of Medicine in June found that women who used combined hormonal devices, such as NuvaRing, were 2.5 to 3 times more likely to experience heart attacks and strokes compared to women who used other types of hormonal birth control. A study published the month prior in the British Medical Journal found that NuvaRing users had a 6.5 times higher risk of experiencing a serious blood clot compared to women who did not use any form of hormonal birth control. According to the study, the likelihood of experiencing a dangerous blood clot was 90% higher among users of the vaginal ring than it was for women taking combined oral contraceptives containing levonorgestrel.
More than 125 NuvaRing lawsuits are pending in the NuvaRing mass tort litigation in New Jersey. The trials scheduled to start in February will be the first to test Plaintiffs’ claims that NuvaRing is more likely to cause deadly blood clots, heart attacks and strokes than other forms of hormonal birth control. Known as bellwether, or test, cases, those trials could help determine how juries might rule in other NuvaRing lawsuits involving similar claims.
More than 800 additional NuvaRing lawsuits are pending in a federal litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (MDL No. 1964). The first trials have not yet been scheduled in that litigation.
There is still time for young women who may have been injured by NuvaRing, or their families, to file personal injury lawsuits seeking compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages. To discuss a potential claim with one of the experienced and compassionate NuvaRing side effect lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, www.FightForVictims.com.
About Alonso Krangle LLP
Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on the handling of significant personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. A leading law firm representing injured victims throughout the U.S., Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and plans to open additional locations in New Jersey.
For more information about Alonso Krangle or to join the fight and be a part of our team, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, www.FightForVictims.com.