NuvaRing is considered a 3rd Generation Birth Control product, designed for women to be inserted in their vagina in place of having to take "the Pill" every day. The "ring design" was supposed to be innovative and "safe", however as of early 2013 over 1000 lawsuit have been filed against the NuvaRing Manufacture, Merck Pharmaceutical and Schering-Plough and Organon (who were acquired by Merck). The women are suing from pain, suffering, and in some cases death from the following side effects:
- Heart Attack
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Blood Clots
NuvaRing is subject to a Federal MDL Filing in U.S. District Court of Missouri, and in State Court in New Jersey. Many more women are expected to file suits in the upcoming months since the NuvaRing has been implanted over 5MM times, giving Merck and the prior companies up to $600MM in international sales by 2011. To date, NuvaRing has not been voluntarily recalled by Merck or the FDA, and the company continues to market the product as of early 2013.
$100MM SETTLEMENT REACHED IN MERCK’S NUVARING PRODUCT LITIGATION
Bloomberg News reported in early 2014 that a settlement has been reached between NuvaRing Manufacturer, Merck & Co., and the plaintiffs for an estimated $100MM or an average of about $58K for each case. The settlement is less than the $200K average that was obtained in the Yaz Birth Control Pill case, but only because the plaintiffs were having a much harder time proving that the “ring” device was the root of the side effects. In fact, in 2013 a New Jersey Judge threw out 7 NuvaRing cases before they were set to go to trial due to causation issues raised by defense counsel. Prior to attempting further litigation on the several thousands of cases still pending in State and Federal Courts, both parties agreed to an acceptable settlement. Legal-Bay has been a leader in NuvaRing funding, funding with a strategic partner what is to believed to be the first NuvaRing case funded in the lawsuit funding industry. Now that a settlement has been proposed –but not approved by the courts yet- Legal-Bay is providing up to $20K in Pre-Settlement funding for plaintiffs in need of assistance prior to getting their actual settlement checks.
To apply for a NuvaRing Cash Advance, fill out the application on the upper left hand side of this page or call Legal-Bay’s toll free hotline at 877.571.0405 where live agents are available to answer any of your NuvaRing litigation questions.
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Now that NuvaRing is in the news and there have been other Birth Control settlements for other cases, such as Yaz and Yasmin; the time to file your NuvaRing Case is ticking. Depending on the extent of your injuries, NuvaRing cases could be worth between $200K and $1MM. However, to recover any money you must retain a lawyer or file a lawsuit against Merck.
If you are in need of a free legal consultation to ascertain if you have a possible lawsuit against NuvaRing, Legal-Bay can assist you with an Attorney Referral in their Mass Tort network. The consultation costs you nothing and the lawyer will only charge you if they recover money for you. You may fill out the application on the upper left of this page or call toll free at 877.571.0405 where agents can assist you with your attorney search.
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