NuvaRing®, the once-a-month combined contraceptive vaginal ring which is supposed to  provide month-long birth control, is currently involved in a Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri based on claims that NuvaRing® is responsible for injuries in some individuals. 

On February 6, 2009, Plaintiffs filed a Master Consolidated Complaint (“Master Complaint”), which will serve to supplement the complaints in the individual cases.  The cases were originally filed in different state courts and transferred to the MDL.  The Master Complaint will make entry of cases into the MDL from around the country more efficient by allowing the incoming plaintiffs to simply refer to the Master Complaint.  This Master Complaint makes the necessary jurisdictional claims, as well as alleging a variety of counts for Negligence, Fraud, and other causes of action.