If you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one has died due to the use of the Ortho Evra birth control patch, you must act quickly to protect your right to a possibly significant cash award for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income and more. To learn if you are eligible for compensation, act now and speak directly to our highly experienced and board certified, Ortho Evra, drug injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Our nationally respected law firm offers a free eligibility consultation that that could lead to a far more secure financial future simply by calling us at (903) 597-6000.
Ortho Evra was the first transdermal contraceptive patch made available to American women when it had been introduced in 2002. Ortho Evra had been and continues to be aggressively marketed as a more convenient form of birth control that only requires once-weekly patch replacement versus the once-daily taking of pill form contraceptives. Manufactured by Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, the patch prevents pregnancy by continuously introducing estrogen, a female hormone, into the bloodstream.
Unfortunately, numerous clinical studies have associated Ortho Evra use with a significantly higher risk of thrombus (blood clot) formation. The medical community has long known that blood clots can lead to strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and heart attacks, any one of which can result in serious injury or death. It is also widely agreed upon that excess levels of estrogen in the body can lead to blood clot formation, and the Ortho Evra patch exposes women to approximately 60% more estrogen than traditional pill form birth control.
In 2004, the FDA released the findings of its own report that estimated Ortho Evra’s significantly higher estrogen levels were responsible for an approximate 300% increase in blood clot related injuries and deaths. Rather than pull its approval of the patch, in 2005, the FDA ordered Ortho McNeil to include the potentially fatal risks associated with the use of its patch on the contraceptive’s warning label. In 2011, an FDA advisory board voted to require even stronger warning labels about the dangers of blood clot formation linked to Ortho Evra use. However, for the tens of millions of American women who continue to favor the convenience of patch form birth control, an unknown number of whom could suffer a serious injury or die, the enhanced warning label is far too little, and for many, much too late.
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