Judge rules against family suing the makers of NuvaRing birth control


DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – A former Durango family is suing the makers of the NuvaRing for the death of their daughter have lost their lawsuit.

24-year-old Erika Langhart died in 2011 after suffering two heart attacks while on the birth control.

A judge has now dismissed the family’s case based in part on a decision by the FDA to not include a stricter warning on the birth control.

The family says they feel betrayed.

In a statement to the court, they said “May God have mercy on your souls for allowing, and helping, these tragedies to continue.” The statement went on to say “You are putting money and profits before the very lives of innocent young women.”

The Langharts have started a foundation in memory of their daughter informing people of the dangers of NuvaRing.

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