In announcing that free legal consultations are still being offered to women who may have suffered serious side effects from the use of the NuvaRing, Resource4thePeople notes that NuvaRing has now posted warnings about the increased risks of suffering blood clots on the company’s web site under the heading of “IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.****
"Our legal consultations can spell out the options available to women who may have suffered health problems from blood clotting, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and heart attacks," said Resource4thePeople.
Legal assistance also is available to those who may have lost a loved one and may be seeking information about the facts involved in a wrongful death.
“This announcement is being made in case there is any confusion among women who might have suffered serious health problems similar to those alleged in what is now a large, consolidated federal court proceeding,” said Resource4thePeople.
Multidistrict litigations are designated by a special panel of federal judges in cases in which large numbers of plaintiffs file similar allegations against common defendants in the interest of judicial efficiency and to avoid duplicative and conflicting legal proceedings.
In such litigations the judge oversees pre-trial evidence-gathering and legal requirements, schedules bellwether cases to allow both plaintiffs and defendants to weigh the strengths and weaknesses of their cases and presides over mediations and settlement discussions.
The judge is also asked to rule on whether such cases should be certified as class-action cases, in which a large pool of plaintiffs are given the choice of whethe
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