Ortho Evra is a birth control patch that was manufactured by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ortho-McNeill-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc and became available on the US market in April 2002.
Designed to thicken the mucus in the user's cervix - thus making it difficult for sperm to reach the uterus - Ortho Evra has been associated with serious side effects that were not adequately explained on the packaging or in the marketing of this product.
if you have suffered serious side effects after using this birth control patch, you may be eligible to file a damages lawsuit. Thousands of claims have already been filed, claiming compensation for the injuries that have been sustained by those users.
For more information and your free case review, contact the Ortho Evra lawyers at The Edwards Law Firm today by calling 1-800-304-9246.
Ortho Evra Serious Side Effects
In April 2005, an 18 year old New York woman was acknowledged at the first fatality that was associated with Ortho Evra, where it was determined that she passed away due to a blood clot that traveled to her lungs.
In November 2005 the FDA issued a study that concluded users of Ortho Evra were 3 times more likely to develop blood clots compared to women that used oral birth control methods.
This was largely attributed due to the delivery of the drug, which is absorbed through the skin. This delivery method results in a higher concentration of estrogen - as it is not diluted in the digestive tract like other, oral birth control methods are.
The following have been reported as harmful side effects:
- Blood clots
- Hair loss
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
We can help you determine if you are eligible to seek compensation after being harmed by the Ortho-Evra patch.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of a defective medication or birth control drug, call our attorneys today at 1-800-304-9246.
Ortho-Evra Lawyers - Free Case Review
At the Edwards Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers believe that you deserve effective legal representation if you have been affected by the use of a defective birth control patch.
We want you to know that you are not powerless. We do not collect any upfront costs for our services. You pay nothing unless we succeed in obtaining a settlement for you through the drug company, mediation or a jury trial.
Our goal is to provide you with superior legal help to hold the drug makers responsible on your behalf.
For help with your claim and a free consultation, call our experienced team of legal professionals today at 1-800-304-9246.