NuvaRing Cases Moving Towards Trial
To date over one thousand lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of NuvaRing by women who have suffered serious side effects such as increased risk of blood clots and stroke. The lawsuits filed in federal court were consolidated into one lawsuit through a process known as multi-district litigation ("MDL").
A few, select cases have been chosen for early trial dates in the NuvaRing MDL. These cases are known as “bellwether” cases and are designed to help both sides gauge how juries are likely to respond to certain evidence that will be introduced during trial. Although no exact trial dates have been established in the federal MDL, it is expected that the first lawsuits could be heard by a jury sometime in fall 2013.