Ortho Evra Attorneys in Tacoma, Vancouver, and Western Washington
According to the FDA, seventeen women have died from serious side effects of Ortho Evra, including heart attacks and blood clots
In 2001, the Ortho Evra birth control patch FDA approved the Ortho Evra patch to be used by women as an effective form of birth control. Since that time, more than five million women have used the product.
Ortho McNeil, the manufacturer, used an aggressive marketing campaign to promote their product, including television commercials, celebrity endorsements, radio ads and advertisements in magazines. Although the patch has not been recalled, there have been warnings released regarding major health concerns for women who use the medication.
Serious risks and side effects associated with the Ortho Evra patch include:
- Blood Clots
- Heart Attack
- Pulmonary Embolism
The conclusion of a study conducted by Ortho McNeil, which involved more than 3,000 women using the birth control patch, stated that two of the participants suffered from serious blood clots, which moved to their lungs. Although the study showed that there are dangerous side effects from use of Ortho Evra, neither the FDA nor the manufacturer has considered the medication dangerous. Other reports have shown that women who use the patch as compared to an oral birth control pill are three times more likely to die or to suffer from blood clots.
Recently women who experienced serious medical conditions, as well as family members of women who died while on the birth control patch have filed lawsuits against Ortho McNeil.
If you or someone you care about has used this product and suffered from blood clots, heart attacks, or other serious side effects, you need the experienced drug injury attorneys at the Bernard Law Group. We know how to handle matters of drug injury and wrongful death, and can assist you in evaluating your case.
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED WHILE USING THE ORTHO EVRA BIRTH CONTROL PATCH, CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!