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SOURCE Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP
Attorney Hunter J. Shkolnik - Senior Partner at the New York personal injury law firm of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP - was representing the family of Erika Langhart, a young woman whose untimely death may have been linked to the birth-control device NuvaRing. Her case is the subject of an upcoming CNN Anderson Cooper series.
NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever since NuvaRing has been associated with severe side effects by several studies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Attorney Hunter J. Shkolnik has been working to increase awareness about the dangerous and potentially fatal birth control product. His efforts have led him to share his insight on major news publications and media outlets and to represent numerous injured victims and families, with the hope of stirring up national attention.
Erika's story was the subject of a recent Vanity Fair article and now a three part CNN story. Mr. Shkolnik will appear on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss the NuvaRing litigation and global settlement, as well as the need for adequate warnings on birth control products.
A popular form of birth control, NuvaRing is used by millions of women throughout the world. Prescriptions for NuvaRing have been filled for more than 44 million American women alone. Merck, NuvaRing's manufacturer, has recognized a small risk of blood clots associated with NuvaRing, but some studies have revealed larger concerns. According to one FDA statement, the type of progestin in NuvaRing can result in a two-fold increase for the risk of blood clots, as well as side effects that include stroke and heart attack. Before settling the litigation, Merck faced more than 3800 lawsuits from women alleging injuries after using NuvaRing.
Mr. Shkolnik will be speaking with Anderson Cooper about how dangerous and potentially lethal contraceptives remain available on the market without adequate warnings. His appearance on CNN will help to further this message.
Hunter J. Shkolnik is an experienced personal injury lawyer and Senior Partner at the New York-based law firm of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP – a firm that has recovered more than $4 billion in compensation on behalf of injured victims and families. Mr. Shkolnik has dedicated his professional career to advocating for the rights of consumers injured through no fault of their own, including women harmed by birth control products such as NuvaRing. More information about Mr. Shkolnik and how the firm can be of assistance to women and their loved ones can be found on the firm's website: www.napolibern.com.
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