9/28/2010The family of an Omaha woman who died while using the NuvaRing contraceptive has filed suit against its makers, claiming the device cause a deadly blood clot. The lawsuit that was filed says that the 43-year-old Ann Tompkins died in February of 2009, about five months after she started using the NuvaRing. The lawsuit seeks damages from various pharmaceutical companies that currently, or at one time, manufactured and sold the contraceptive. The wrongful death lawsuit seeks both compensatory and punitive damages.
Mrs. Tompkins who is a mother of two, was found dead in her home by a family friend on February 23, 2009. The autopsy showed that a blood clot in one of her lungs caused the death. The makers of the NuvaRing are accused of over-promoting the contraceptive while providing too little warning of the risks of blood clots to users.
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