Ortho Evra Patch Side Effects

Our Ortho Evra contraceptive patch injury law firm was one of the first law firms in the country to represent clients in connection with serious and permanent injuries they sustained as a result of using the contraceptive patch. We also appeared on ABC's Primetime Live with Chris Cuomo in October of 2004 as part of their groundbreaking story investigating the deaths and side effects caused by the patch.

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We were interviewed because we represent the father of Zakiya Kennedy, an 18-year-old Manhattan fashion student who collapsed and died in a New York City subway station in 2004. See newspaper articles We also represent the husband of Sasha Webber, a 25-year-old mother of two young children who died while using the patch. See newspaper articles We discovered as early as March of 2004 that a medical examiner reviewing the manufacturer's application for the FDA raised serious concerns that the risks associated with the patch were substantially greater than those of the oral contraceptive pill. In November, 2005, the FDA finally required the manufacturers to issue a black box warning label for its contraceptive patch. We are proud that we were one of the first Law firms to spearhead the efforts to inform the public about the potential deadly side effects of this product. We can help you with your claim. Here you will be able to consult with an attorney to receive guidance, counseling and advice in regard to your claim. Whether you suffered a blood clot, a pulmonary embolism, or a deep vein thrombosis, we can help you today.

The patch was first introduced on the U.S. market in November of 2001. The device is a small beige hormonal patch that is worn on the skin to prevent pregnancy. The patch is worn for one week and then replaced on the same day of the week for three consecutive weeks, with the fourth week "patch-free." The patch works by delivering continuous levels of norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol (progestin and estrogen, respectively) through the skin and into the bloodstream. The product is made by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson. Ortho-McNeil promotes the patch as an easier alternative to the birth control pill because it combines the efficacy of the pill with once-a-week dosing, and it supposedly is "on your body, off your mind."

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Since being featured on Primetime Live, we have been contacted by many women from all over the country looking for help, regarding the deaths of a loved one, their own injuries and injuries to relatives that have included pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, strokes, permanent loss of vision and eye impairment. If you have lost a love one due to complications from a contraceptive patch or if you have sustained injuries yourself, you should contact an Orthro Evra law firm as soon as possible.

On July 17, 2005, the Associated Press ran a story about several people who experienced serious injuries or who died from using the contraceptive patch. According to the article, the risk of dying or suffering a blood clot while using the patch is three times as high as the risk in women taking the pill. The AP found that before the patch was approved, the FDA had received notices that nonfatal blood clots from the patch were three times that of the pill. The AP then examined what has actually happened since the patch came on the market and found that deaths also appear to be at least three times as high.

According to their story, "if you are a women taking the pill who doesn't smoke and is under 35, the chance that you are going to have a blood clot that doesn't kill you is between 1 and 3 in 10,000. Your risk of dying from a blot clot while using the pill is about 1 in 200,000. By contrast, with the patch, the rate of nonfatal blood clots was about 12 out of 10,000 users during clinical trials, while the rate of deaths appears to be 3 out of 200,000. Clots usually form in the legs, and become serious problems if they travel to a woman's heart, lungs or brain."

If a loved one died, or if you or a relative sustained a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), blood clot or permanent vision impairment, please speak with a Patch lawyer or Patch attorney today.

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