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NuvaRing Lawsuit Filed in Texas over Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Dawn Kregel has filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, against the makers of the NuvaRing birth control device alleging the contraceptive caused her to suffer Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) shortly after she began using it.

The lawsuit names Merck & Co., Schering-Plough Corp., Organon USA Inc., Organon Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., and Organon International Inc. as defendants, and accuses that the companies failed to warn that NuvaRing has been associated with more thrombotic events than other birth control medications.

The lawsuit also alleges that NuvaRing makers made, promoted, and advertised that NuvaRing had a relatively low amount of estrogen to hide the fact that it has a high level of dangerous third-generation progestin, the Southeast Texas Record reported. Kregel said in the complaint that had she known about the increased risks associated with NuvaRing, she would have used a different birth control method.

Kregel had used NuvaRing for just over a month when she developed DVT.

The lawsuit alleges strict product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, fraud, misrepresentation, and consumer fraud. The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and over $10 million in damages for medical expenses, loss of time from employment, loss of quality of life, pain, exemplary damages, attorneys fees, and court related costs and fees. disclaimer: This article: NuvaRing Lawsuit Filed in Texas over Deep Vein Thrombosis was posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 7:55 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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