Nuvaring Lawsuit Settlements 2011
What is NuvaRing?
NuvaRing is a type of birth control that is not taken every day. It is inserted into the vagina, taken out after three weeks, and then a new ring is inserted no more than seven days later. Nuvaring lawsuits are currently being filed by women who have suffered serious blood clot side effects and there have not been any Nuvaring lawsuit settlements yet, as litigation is ongoing.
To understand these Nuvaring side effects, it is important to understand how NuvaRing works. NuvaRing contains two types of hormones: estrogen and progestin. These hormones are released continuously and absorbed into the bloodstream. Higher estrogen and progestin levels tell the brain to not release hormones that cause egg maturation. Without an egg ready to be released into the fallopian tube, ovulation cannot occur. With two types of hormones, NuvaRing is called a combination hormonal contraceptive.
What are the possible NuvaRing side effects?
If you take NuvaRing, it is helpful to know the following NuvaRing side effects information. All medicines may cause side effects, but some common NuvaRing side effects include breast tenderness or enlargement; change in appetite; changes in weight; dizziness; headache; mild hair loss; nausea; nervousness; stomach cramps or bloating; and vaginal spotting or breakthrough bleeding.
Among combination vaginal hormonal contraceptives, there is an increased risk of some serious conditions resulting from the use of the product. This NuvaRing side effects information is very good to know:
• Blood Clots
The hormones in NuvaRing may cause your blood to clot more easily. In fact, the risk of getting blood costs may be greater with the type of progestin in NuvaRing than with other types of progestin in birth control products. If a blood clot forms in your leg, it can travel to your lungs and cause a sudden blockage of a vessel that carries blood to your lungs. Clots can even occur in the blood vessels in the eye, which may cause blindness.
• Strokes and Heart Attacks
One of the NuvaRing side effects includes a risk of stroke. A stroke is the blockage of blood flow to the brain. NuvaRing can also cause a heart attack. Heart attacks occur when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked.
Breast cancer has been diagnosed slightly more often in women who use birth control devices, including NuvaRing. The increase gradually dissipates in the 10 years after stopping use.
• Gallbladder disease
NuvaRing users have a risk of developing gallbladder disease.
• Liver tumors
In rare cases, combination hormones like NuvaRing can cause benign liver tumors. Although these are noncancerous, they can break and cause fatal internal bleeding.
• Other serious side effects and symptoms of a serious problem
NuvaRing side effects information of serious side effects and symptoms of serious problems includes: severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); absent menstrual period; breast discharge; breast lumps; change in the amount of urine produced; confusion; coughing of blood; fainting; mental or mood changes; numbness of an arm or leg; shortness of breath; slurred speech; swelling of the fingers, hands, legs, or ankles; symptoms of toxic shock syndrome; unusual or severe vaginal bleeding; and yellowing of the skin or eyes.
Nuvaring Lawsuit 2011 Representation
If you have suffered serious side effects involving blood clots or a stroke please contact us for a free no-obligation case review and the latest Nuvaring lawsuit settlements news and information. We are currently continuing to file individual Nuvaring lawsuits on behalf of women throughout the United States.