Women who use the patch and have experienced any unusual symptoms should consult with a physician immediately.
The Ortho Evra® birth control patch has been prescribed to millions of women since its introduction in 2001. It remains a popular form of contraceptive despite concerns in the medical and legal communities. Serious side effects of the Ortho Evra® patch have been reported. The most severe include blood clot, stroke, and death.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm after using the Ortho Evra® birth control patch, you may have the right to take legal action against the product manufacturer. The attorneys at the law firm Lopez McHugh will thoroughly examine your case and help you gain compensation for the losses you and your family have suffered. To have your free consultation with a dedicated and effective product liability lawyer, please contact us today.
The Risks of Ortho Evra®
In July 2005, studies found the risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots tripled in users of the Ortho Evra® patch. The warning label on the Ortho Evra® birth control patch, required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, shows that women wearing the patch may be exposed to 60 percent more estrogen than those using oral contraceptives.
Serious, life-threatening side effects of the Ortho Evra® birth control patch:
- Sudden death
- Heart attack
- Blood clots in the legs and lungs
- Other cardiac problems
Your Legal Rights
If the life-threatening side effects of the Ortho Evra® birth control patch have impacted your life, you are not alone. Hundreds of product liability lawsuits, claiming Ortho McNeil, the makers of Ortho Evra®, knew of the serious risks associated with their product, have already been filed.
The attorneys of Lopez McHugh have been on the forefront of this litigation and can help develop your case and recover your damages. Recoverable damages may include compensation for your medical expenses, pain, suffering, mental anguish, missed work, and more. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation with a member of our staff who can provide sound legal advice on your behalf.