Judge Rodney Sippel has denied the request of Defendant Merck, the current manufacturer of NuvaRing®, to keep certain documents sealed, or kept from public view. Some of the newly available documents appear to show that several defendants responsible for manufacturing and distributing NuvaRing produced reports which may have been misleading regarding the products’ safety.

Judge Sippel, the federal judge presiding over several hundred federal NuvaRing® lawsuits filed in the Eastern District of Missouri (4:08MD1964 RWS), denied the request in Document #1390 on Oct. 25, 2012. Many of the claims asserted by plaintiffs revolve around women who allege they have suffered blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms as a result of their use of NuvaRing®.

If you, or someone you know, has experienced adverse effects as a result of using Nuvaring®, you can contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort/Pharmaceutical Litigation attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against the manufacturer of NuvaRing®.