What to Do After Nuvaring Harmed Your Family

Have you become a victim of Nuvaring’s side effects?  Although using Nuvaring has been considered as one of the popular pregnancy prevention methods, an increasing number of lawsuits indicates that this popular prescription contraceptive isn’t as safe as it originally seemed.  Nuvaring has been shown to expose users to higher levels of hormones than other forms of birth control, causing dangerous problems with blood clotting.  Nuvaring manufacturers have been accused of not fully disclosing the risks and dangers associated with using this contraceptive.  If Nuvaring has harmed you or someone in your family, there are several steps you need to follow in order to pursue a case.  Let’s look at the different parts of this action plan.

Know the Signs

Although all contraceptives have mild side effects such as mood changes and bleeding between periods, more serious symptoms have been associated with Nuvaring.  These symptoms include:

  • chest pain with shortness of breath
  • abdominal pain
  • severe leg pain
  • severe headache, sometimes accompanied by blurred vision
  • vision loss or blurred vision

Women who are heavy smokers or over the age of 35 are at an increased risk for these complications, even if they use Nuvaring exactly as prescribed.

Get Medical Attention

If you are using Nuvaring and experience any of these signs, it’s important to see your doctor immediately.  The symptoms listed above could indicate a blood clot in the heart, brain, lungs, or legs.  They could also be the signs of benign liver tumors, heart attack, or stroke.  In the event that your doctor or health care professional isn’t available, you may want to consider going to the emergency room of your nearest hospital for an immediate evaluation.

Document the Details

Before you move forward with a Nuvaring lawsuit, you’ll need to have the proper documentation.  As soon as you find yourself experiencing medical problems, be sure to keep records of all symptoms you experienced and medical care you received.  This could include doctors’ bills, hospital bills, and  receipts for prescription medications.  If you needed to take time off work or were unable to care for your children due to Nuvaring complications, you’ll want to document your lost income or the unexpected childcare expenses you incurred.

Retain an Attorney

Filing a lawsuit against a huge pharmaceutical company can be a daunting task.  It’s important to hire a competent attorney with the experience needed to handle your Nuvaring lawsuit.  An attorney specializing in birth control injury litigation can help you find your way through the complicated world of class action lawsuits:  answering your legal questions, handling your paperwork, and seeking the maximum settlement amount on your behalf.

Many patients have successfully filed lawsuits against Nuvaring manufacturers if they’ve been harmed by using this contraceptive, and have received compensation for the pain and suffering they experienced.  If you or someone you love has been hurt by Nuvaring, you may have a case.   Don’t delay:  there is often a limited amount of time during which you can file a class action lawsuit.  Contact us today and let us help you pursue the settlement you deserve.

Tom Grant  is an OB/GYN. He loves helping women get the health care they need by writing on women’s health blogs.