NuvaRing Problems May Cause Women To Suffer Devastating Injuries

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted May 9, 2012


NuvaRing is a form of birth control delivered through a small plastic ring inserted into the vagina once-a-month. While it was heavily promoted in direct-to-consumer advertisements, particularly targeting younger women, as a “hassel-free” form of birth control, the manufacturer failed to provide adequate warnings and information about the risk of serious and potentially life-threatening health problems that may develop from NuvaRing.

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.

Hundreds of families and former users are now pursuing product liability lawsuits after suffering blood clots on NuvaRing, which have caused women to to suffer a:

  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Wrongful Death

Neither the drug maker’s aggressive marketing campaign nor the NuvaRing warning label adequately informed potential users or the medical community about the risk of these serious and life-altering problems, which may have been avoided if the manufacturer had not suggested that using NuvaRing was in some way better or that taking a daily birth control pill is an unreasonable “hassel.”

Promotional activities targeting young women included things like “ClubNuva”, which featured “NuvaNews” (providing information on women’s health, fashion and entertainment), “NuvaCards” (where users were able to create cards by importing faces, accessories and a personal message) and horoscopes.

At the same time, the manufacturers were were providing false and misleading information to doctors, which suggested that NuvaRing was equally or more safe than oral birth control pills, even though studies have now found that is not the case. It appears that the manufacturer knew or should have known that information was not accurate or supported by any long-term studies.

If adequate information had been provided about the potential NuvaRing problems that users may suffer, many women could have avoided serious blood clots and devastating injuries like stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and death.


Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. has been providing free consultations for NuvaRing birth control lawsuits since 2008. Although the first trials are likely to begin early next year, our NuvaRing lawyers are continuing to review new cases for women throughout the United States who have experienced problems from the birth control ring.

NuvaRing cases are no longer being accepted.

3 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Andrea says:

    I started nuvaring and in 24 hours experienced severe nausea, to the point of salivation. I was extremely fatigued to the point of barely being able to work. I had excessive itching and vaginal discharge. After three weeks, I took it out as directed and wound up hemorhhaging for four days. I have never experienced such severe cramps so bleeding. I almost went to the emergency room. I had to use a super tampons which was saturated in an hour!! I was so dizzy. I went to a different prescriber and she prescribed my old pills ortho novum,which I had been on for years until the newer pills came out. All of them caused daily bleeding. These new pills and Nuva ring should be taken off the market. They are have many more side effects and caused me nothing but problems, including lost days from work.

    Posted on June 21, 2013 at 9:55 pm

  • penny says:

    I put it in and within ten minutes got a very bad head ache and stomach pain my boyfriend took it out I couldnt I was dry and was hurting down there.

    Posted on November 10, 2013 at 11:24 am

  • Rosie says:

    The first time I put in Nuva Ring I didn’t notice nothing at all, I actually liked the fact that the bloating I had , went away immediately. But I knew it was too good to be true , and so then came the problems. I started experiencing real terrible chest pains to the point where I had them 24/7 especially at night, I really thought I wasn’t gonna wake up. Then came the pain in one of my legs, a horrible ache and discomfort that doesn’t allow me to this day to work properly! I regret taking it.

    Posted on November 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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