As a dedicated Ortho Evra Lawyer, both myself and my national co-counsel have the experience, resources and skill required to represent seriously injured Ortho Evra victims against the manufacturer, Ortho-McNeil, in a drug defect claim.
If you used the Ortho Evra patch and experienced a blood clot, pulmonary embolism, stroke or other serious side effect, or a family member did, please contact me immediately. Because of your injuries you have significant rights and benefits which an experienced Sacramento Ortho Evra Drug Defect Attorney cab obtain for you.
We will hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries.
The Ortho Evra birth control patch was approved by the FDA in 2001, and was the first birth control designed to be affixed to the skin, rather than being taken orally, injected, or implanted. The patch needs only to be changed once a week, which makes it a convenient form of birth control, especially for many young women.
The birth control patch manufactured by Ortho McNeil has been used by approximately 4 million women since it was approved, which may be partially due to the widespread marketing and advertising campaigns in various medias introducing consumers to the product.
There are certain major differences between the Ortho Evra birth control patch and other forms of birth control, such as the pill. For instance, the patch allows a higher amount of estrogen into the bloodstream and women who use the patch are exposed to about 60% more estrogen than those who take the pill.
The popular birth control patch Ortho Evra has been linked to serious and fatal side effects. There have been at least seventeen reports of fatalities associated with Ortho Evra in the United States in the past two years, as well as an overwhelming amount of reported blood clots, heart attacks and pulmonary embolisms.
There have been over twenty reported cases of severe blood clots linked to the use of Ortho Evra.
In November 2005 a warning was released by Ortho McNeil providing consumers and physicians with important information regarding certain health risks which have been linked to Ortho Evra.
Included in the warning was information regarding how the elevated amount of hormones increases the users' risks for blood clots and other serious side effects. If you are currently using Ortho Evra, contact your doctor to discuss the side effects and express any concerns that you may have.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries or have legal concerns due to Ortho Evra, please contact me online or call me at 916.921.6400 to set up a FREE consultation.
You may be legally entitled to recover medical expenses, lost earnings, as well as compensation for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment. For persons who have died, their surviving spouse or other family members often can bring a wrongful death action.