Nuvaring Side Effects Lawsuit
Complications after Deep Vein Thrombosis
For people who have been diagnosed and treated for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), it is important to be aware of continued complications that may occur from this condition. Women throughout the country have reported DVT Nuvaring side effects while using the birth control ring. If you or a loved one has suffered from side effects of Nuvaring please contact us for a free no-obligation consultation regarding your legal options including filing a Nuvaring lawsuit.
Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in the deep veins of the body, usually in the upper or lower leg. When blood pools or moves slowly, platelets, which normally help staunch the flow of blood, form when they shouldn’t and create a clot in the vein. This clot can detach from the wall of the vein and travel upward through the body. If the clot reaches the brain, it can block the flow of blood leading to the brain, causing a stroke. If the clot reaches the lungs, it can cause a pulmonary embolism.
When a person is diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, doctors know that clots typically dissolve on their own over time. The main goal, then, is to keep the clots from getting larger and from moving upward, causing a blockage. Doctors may advise patients to wear compression stockings in an effort to keep blood from pooling in the legs. They may prescribe certain medicines, commonly called blood thinners, to dissolve the clots. However, these blood thinners can also increase the risk of hemorrhaging. Some women who have suffered blood clot Nuvaring side effects have to use blood thinners for the rest of their life.
Other options include the insertion of a filter in a vein in the abdomen to keep clots from moving upwards. In rare cases, doctors may operate to remove the clot.
Once the clot or clots have dissolved, a person with deep vein thrombosis may continue to have complications. One study showed that 50% of patients with deep vein thrombosis have post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) afterwards, with symptoms including pain, skin changes, heaviness and swelling.
What’s more, those who have had deep vein thrombosis have a higher risk of it reoccurring, with 25% of DVT patients having future clots. The risk of having DVT again is greatest in the first six to twelve months after the first episode.
Although DVT can occur in people who are sick or immobile, it can also occur in otherwise healthy people. Women who use the NuvaRing contraceptive have a higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis. The NuvaRing is a birth control device that uses a combination of hormones. Some researchers believe that one of the hormones, desogestrel, affects the blood, making it more likely for clots to form.
If you have used the birth control ring and have experienced deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke or any other Nuvaring side effects related to blood clots, please contact us to discuss your legal options. There is never any cost for an attorney to review your case and we are currently representing women throughout the United States in filing a Nuvaring lawsuit.