Thursday, August 5, 2010

Contraceptive Device Blamed for Nebraska Woman’s Death

Approximately five months after beginning to use a contraceptive device known as the NuvaRing, Ann Tompkins, an otherwise healthy 43-year-old Omaha resident, developed a blood clot in her lung that physicians say led to her death. This is the latest in a string of similar instances involving the NuvaRing device, a flexible ring that is inserted into the vagina and then releases hormones that prevent pregnancy. Tompkins’ estate has filed suit against several pharmaceutical companies. The claims set forth in the case allege that the manufacturers of the device failed to adequately warn users of the risk of certain types of blood clots.

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