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NuvaRing Lawsuit Settlement

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Medical Device Lawyer and product liability attorney reviewing the NuvaRing Lawsuit Settlement totaling $100 million

Medical device manufacturer, Merck & Co. agreed to settle more than 1,700 lawsuits paying out around $100 million in the NuvaRing lawsuit settlement. The Nuva Ring  litigation  involved Merck’s contraceptive device, which allegedly causes potentially fatal blood clots.

The women who brought the suit claim the company marketed and sold the product with the knowledge that it had a higher risk of heart attack-inducing blood clots than competing products. The settlement included cases in Federal and state courts in Missouri and New Jersey.

Joe Lyon is an experienced medical device and pharmaceutical defect attorney reviewing Nuvaring lawsuits for injured plaintiffs nationwide. 

Nuvaring Lawsuit & Medical Device Injury

Each year, there are millions of medical devices involved in recalls, initiated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many of these devices are put to market under a pre-approval process and not properly tested before they eventually cause injuries to American consumers and recipients.

All too often, defective medical devices are recalled only after they cause serious health problems to patients and face lawsuits for producing, marketing and distributing dangerous products to the public.

The United States FDA may initiate a “recall” when a device manufacturer takes a correction or removal action to address a problem with a medical device that is deemed hazardous or violates FDA law. Recalls most often occur when a medical device is defective, or poses health risks like blood clots.

With medical devices, a recall usually does not mean that you can return the product to the company. In implanted devices, for example—knees, hips, shoulders, abdominal mesh—the situation is more complex and may involve implant replacements and revision surgeries. When an implanted device has the potential to fail unexpectedly, companies may recommend that patients remove the device.

Read the following reports on the settlement:

Bloomberg News


The Lyon Firm reviews medical device product liability lawsuits and personal injury cases involving defective medical products. Medical device companies should be held liable for injuries and damages related to their defective products. Nuvaring lawsuits can help recover rightful compensation for injured plaintiffs.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated product liability lawyer investigating claims of Nuvaring related injuries nationwide. If you or someone you know has been injured due to the use of a NuvaRing, please report the incident to the FDA and consider contacting the Lyon Firm to learn about your legal rights.