NuvaRing Problems Could Cause Blood Clots for Otherwise Healthy Young Women

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted February 4, 2009


The birth control Nuva Ring has been associated with an increased risk of blood clots, which could cause otherwise healthy young women to suffer deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, heart attacks, strokes or death. However, many women remain unaware of these potential NuvaRing problems, as the manufacturer has failed to adequately warn about the increased risk of blood clots.

Please note that the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer taking on new cases involving NuvaRing. The content on this page is provided for informational purposes only.

The birth control lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are currently representing women throughout the United States to investigate potential lawsuits for injuries caused by the blood clot side effects of Nuva Ring.

Over 1.5 million women worldwide have used NuvaRing, which is an intra-vaginal birth control ring that is inserted once a month and worn for three weeks. Since it was approved in 2001, the Nuvo Ring has grown in popularity, largely as a result of the manufacturer’s aggressive marketing of the convenience it provides over taking once-daily birth control pills.

However, women are not being adequately warned about the problems with NuvaRing, which are related to the use of the third generation contraceptive desogestrel. Multiple studies have established that third generation contraceptives containing desogestrel carry a higher risk of bloot clots, yet potential users are not being fully advised that they are exposing themselves to this potentially life-threatening risk to enjoy the convenience of the Nuva Ring.


The NuvaRing lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have spoken with a number of women who have experienced the blood clot problems, and they are understandably upset that they were not adequately warned about these potential complications.

Our law firm is pursuing financial compensation for women who experienced problems where a Nuva Ring blood clot resulted in:

  • Death
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Other Blood Clot Injury that has resulted in the need to take a blood thinner medication

NuvaRing cases are no longer being accepted.

3 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Mindy says:

    I was on the Nuva ring for 2 years, then discontinued it for a year, and in May went back on it. 3 weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a DVT, and was then informed that because I have a specific genetic factor (H5), I am 5-7% more likely to get a DVT. However, because I am H5 Positive combined with the Nuva Ring, it increased the likeliness to 50-70% more likely to get a blood clot. This should have been explained to me by my OB rather than in the Emergency Room.

    Posted on June 19, 2009 at 11:03 am

  • Katrina says:

    After being placed on Nuvaring.. I began extreme bleeding which just “gushed” out of me initially. Then moved onto almost softball sized blood clots. This continued for almost 3 days until I was so deeply weakened and almost unable to function. I was so exhausted and weak that by the time I went to my OB/GYN I was advised to go straight to the hospital (my 17 yr old Daughter who had to drive me due to my weakened state to see my OB/GYN) past out in their offices due to being scared to death that I may die. I went to the hospital and subsequently had to undergo 3 blood transfusions, under ultrasound to see if there was any underlying issue,, nothing was found by the ultrasound. After remaining in the hospital for 3 days and finally undergoing a DNC and being placed on increased medication to try to reduce the remaining bleeding to a minimum until a radical hysterectomy could be performed, (my blood count had to be increased to a “safe” level) for the surgery to be completed. This was such a traumatic time for not only myself but for my 5 children whom I am a single mother to. A FULL disclosure should be explained as to the FULL side effects and just how many people who have truthfully experienced these effects. I have now had to undergo surgery that I never thought I would have to have had at 43 yrs of age (at the time), have had to endure the emotional symptoms of menopause early, scared my children to death for fear of losing me, have medical bills that I never anticipated! Have bill collectors calling to receive payment for something I cannot pay, for something unforseen. The manufacturer of this product should be held accountable for their failure to represent the truth..

    Posted on November 24, 2009 at 3:31 am

  • Lilith says:

    I started on the NuvaRing when I was 24, in 2010. I am still on it now, at 27. This is all NEW news to me. Ive started researching this now. I quit smoking cigarettes and do not have a history of heart illness to my knowledge. I want to have a conversation with my Dr about this now, and maybe have tests done to be sure this device hasn’t posed a risk to me, and if it has to take steps to reverse it. I am very sorry for all those who have been injured by this; and none of this was disclosed besides the obvious (smokers, history of heart disease = increased risk of the stroke and heart attacks with use of hormone products).

    Posted on December 29, 2013 at 4:26 pm

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