Ann Maher Jan. 22, 2014, 9:17pm

Attorney John Driscoll of St. Louis has filed 86 individual complaints against the makers of NuvaRing vaginal contraceptive ring in St. Clair County Circuit on behalf of women from across the country.

The suits filed Jan. 13 seek damages for alleged personal injuries including thrombic clotting problems, thrombosis, embolisms, deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism.

Defendants include Organon USA, Inc., Organon Pharmaceutical USA, Organon International, Schering-Plough Corp. and Merck & Co.

Organon was a human pharmaceutical company headquartered in Oss, Netherlands. In November 2007, Schering-Plough Corporation, based in New Jersey, acquired Organon. Merck merged with Schering Plough in 2009.

The 95-page suits say that venue is proper in St. Clair County because the companies transacted businesses in the county, among other reasons.

A Multi-District Litigation (MDL) involving similar claims from across the country is active in the Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel presides over the MDL which was opened in 2008.

The plaintiffs in Driscoll's suits are:

Wasana McGowan of Washington
Amanda Morrison of Virginia
Kathy Welsh of Virginia
Qudsia Awan of New York
Mercedes Ball of Connecticut
Meredith Benidt of Minnesota
Michelle Birch of Illinois
Tammy Borowski of Nevada
Tatina Brown (deceased) through personal representative Patricia Abernathy
Barbara Bynum of Texas
Angela Clark of Texas
Rebecca Clure of Alabama
April Colvin of Georgia
Stephanie Combest of Texas
Yolanda Davis of Maryland
Danielle Dulon of California
Jihan Elgazzar of California
Aimee Ellison of Washington
Florence Deanna Ellison of South Carolina
Janice Estep of Illinois
Karen Failinger of Colorado
Mineshaft Forte of California
Kim Fuller of Ohio
Shavonne Hairston of Alabama
Laforrest Harris of Connecticut
Lauren Hill of New York
Jennifer Hummer of Ohio
Lacy Jensen of New York
Suzette Jimenez of Florida
Valerie Johnson of Florida
Jamie Lamb of Wyoming
Maria Law of Pennsylvania
Sarah Lymangrover of Washington
Barbara Martin of Michigan
Kelli Martinez of Tennessee
Carrie McDonald of Michigan
Kellie McElroy of Wisconsin
Tomica Moore of Texas
Kayanna Moreland-Law of Washington
Candice Morris of Tennessee
Consuelo Owens of California
Erica Patel of Pennsylvania
Pamela Penn of Virginia
Denise Perry of New York
Whitney Purvis of Georgia
Jessica Quiroz of California
Rachel Ralston of Oklahoma
Lisa Rasband of Washington
Lakoshia Roberts of Louisiana
Shannon Rothfus of Pennsylvania
Michelle Sanchez of Pennsylvania
Karla Sanchez of Virginia
Debra Schaefer of Arizona
Hope Schultz of Iowa
Sirena Tallman of New York
Angie Tate of Tennessee
Jami Walker of Illinois
Kelly Whitecotton of Louisiana
Tiesha Williams of Georgia
Amy Willis of Ohio
Anne Wiseman of California
Carol Wulf of Arkansas
Niccole Archuleta of Colorado
Lanae Babineau of Arizona
Cindy Dallas of Ohio
Kimberly Foard of Maryland
Lisa Grant of Tennessee
Shauna Hill of Michigan
Tameka Jones of Virginia
April Kimberlain of Texas
Nicole Lyne of Missouri
Kim Mayfield of California
Paula Mizell of North Carolina
Lisa Ness of Washington
Patricia Phillips of Massachusetts
Cartesian Royal of Virginia
Tamra Walderon of Texas
Michelle Carson of New Jersey
Angela Carter of California
Adriane Goetschius of South Carolina
Elonda Laurdendine of Louisiana
Barbara Lee of Rhode Island
Catherine Loehr of Texas
Gabriela Loza of California
Rebecca Watkins of Texas
Anita Clark of Minnesota

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