The NuvaRing® Mass Tort is presided over by Judge Brian R. Martinotti, in the New Jersey Superior Court – Bergen County. Previously, counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants had chosen ten initial bellwether cases for case specific discovery and trial. On, March 3, 2010, Judge Martinotti held a Case Management Conference. During that conference, Judge Martinotti determined that the discovery deadline on the initial bellwether cases would be March 15, 2011, culminating in proposed trial dates some time in May 2011.

As we have discussed in previous posts, studies have shown that the ingredients contained in the birth control product NuvaRing® have been linked to various forms of severe side-effects including: heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (also known as DVT or blood clots), internal organ damage, myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism.