An Ortho Evra Attorney Can Help
Since 2002, approximately 4 million American women have used the Ortho Evra birth control patch. As a result, they have been exposed to high doses of hormones and put at risk for blood clots and other side effects. Of the 23 deaths associated with the patch, 17 were directly related to blood clots. In late 2005, the news came out that Ortho Evra patch users suffer blood clots and die at a rate three times higher than women who take birth control pills.
Elements of an Ortho Evra lawsuit
Instead of acting alone, you will have a far better chance of success if you find an experienced Ortho Evra attorney to represent you. And even if the case is settled before going to trial, an experienced lawyer will be needed for negotiations.
Mounting Ortho Evra cases
Ortho-McNeil has thus far refused to accept responsibility for the personal injuries suffered by women who used the Ortho Evra patch. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Ortho Evra side effects (such as blood clot, stroke or heart attack), you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. You may wish to contact a birth control patch attorney to learn more about filing an Ortho Evra lawsuit.