Ortho EVRA Birth Control Patch
The Ortho Evra® patch, manufactured by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., is a birth control patch that was approved by the FDA in November 2001. The patch delivers hormones very quickly into the bloodstream, and has become associated with serious side effects including blood clots, stroke, heart attack, coma, and death. The FDA reports that at least 17 women between the ages of 17 and 30 have suffered serious and fatal side effects since 2002. Ortho-McNeil began warning the public about the high dose of estrogen and related health risks in November 2005.
On September 20, 2006, the FDA announced that Ortho Evra labeling would be further supplemented to add the results of two recent studies, one of which found the clotting risk to be double that of birth control pills.
If you or someone you love have had blood clotting problems as a result of the patch, including stroke, heart attack, coma & death, contact Ward Black Law today at 1-800-531-9191 for a free consultation or contact us via email.