Wright & Schulte LLC Reports That Judge Overseeing Federal NuvaRing Lawsuits Orders All Daubert Motions and Exhibits Unsealed
Documents Will Reveal What Plaintiffs Experts' in NuvaRing Lawsuits Say Are Allegedly Serious Flaws in NuvaRing
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 26, 2012
The nationwide law firm of Wright & Schulte LLC and leading Ohio personally injury law firm reports today that the Honorable Rodney W. Sippel has ordered all Daubert Motions and exhibits unsealed in the federal NuvaRing litigation currently underway in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. According to the firm, much of the information ordered unsealed was covered by a Protective Order, and has never been made public before. Among other things, documents covered by Judge Sippel's order contain points that Plaintiffs' experts have identified as flaws with NuvaRing. (In re NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation, No. 4:08MD1964 [E.D. Mo.])
Hundreds of young women have filed NuvaRing lawsuits alleging the birth control device caused serious, life-threatening injuries, including pulmonary emboli, deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks, blood clots and stroke. NuvaRing was the first and only once-a-month vaginal birth control ring, and is touted as having the same efficacy as birth control pills or the patch in preventing pregnancy, but with more convenience. NuvaRing was originally brought to market by Organon USA Inc., now a division of Merck & Co., in 2001. Both are named as Defendants in the NuvaRing lawsuits pending in the Eastern District of Missouri.
The NuvaRing package insert states that the vaginal ring is expected to be associated with similar risks to that of birth control pills. However, Plaintiffs in NuvaRing lawsuits allege that NuvaRing actually poses higher risks than those associated with oral contraceptives. They further accuse the Defendants of concealing information regarding the increased risk of thrombotic events posed by the contraceptive device.
Over the past year, a growing body of research has found evidence that using NuvaRing can increase the risk that a young woman will suffer a serious blood clot, such as a pulmonary embolism, compared to traditional birth control pills. According to a study published by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, NuvaRing raised the risk of blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, by 56% when compared to older birth control pills. Over the summer, two additional studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine and the British Medical Journal indicated that users of NuvaRing faced a higher risk of suffering dangerous blood clots, as well as heart attacks and strokes.
Wright & Schulte LLC offers free NuvaRing lawsuit evaluations to victims of NuvaRing side effects. If you or someone you love suffered a blood clot, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, stroke or sudden death while using NuvaRing, please visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call toll-FREE 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.
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Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America's legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world's most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you're looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-888-365-2602.
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