Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com Birth control patch may cause blood clots, heart attacks, coma, weight gain. Free legal consultation at Monheit.com
Ortho Evra side effects include blood clots, heart attack, coma, and death. Contact a birth control injury lawyer Ortho Evra side effects include blood clots, heart attack, coma, and death. Contact a birth control injury lawyer Ortho Evra side effects include blood clots, heart attack, coma, and death. Contact a birth control injury lawyer Ortho Evra side effects include blood clots, heart attack, coma, and death. Contact a birth control injury lawyer Ortho Evra side effects include blood clots, heart attack, coma, and death. Contact a birth control injury lawyer

Strokes have been associated with ortho evra.
Learn about Ortho Evra Class action lawsuits

Ortho Evra side effects include blood clots, heart attack, coma, and death. Contact a birth control injury lawyer
Ortho Evra side effects include blood clots, heart attack, coma, and death. Contact a birth control injury lawyer
 
Do you have an Ortho Evra lawsuit? Get a free legal consultation at Monheit.com

Do you have an Ortho Evra lawsuit? Get a free legal consultation at Monheit.com

Ortho Evra Overview

Do I have an Ortho Evra Lawsuit?
Learn more about the
Ortho Evra lawsuits from
an Ortho Evra lawyer.

www.monheit.com/case.asp


What is the Ortho Evra birth control patch?

Users of the Ortho Evra patch have an increased risk of causing risky side effects
www.monheit.com/what.asp

 

What is the problem with ORTHO EVRA?

Blood clots, strokes, heart damage, coma, death
www.monheit.com/case.asp

 

Who is responsible?

FDA has logged 9,116 reports of adverse reactions to the ORTHO EVRA
www.monheit.com/responsible.asp

 

What is being done?

The FDA approved updated labeling for the ORTHO EVRA birth control patch
www.monheit.com/beingdone.asp

 

What can your ORTHO EVRA injury lawyer do?

What are the grounds for an Ortho Evra law suit? Do you need a lawyer?
www.monheit.com/lawyer.asp

 

FAQs about the patch

How does the birth control patch work? Blood clots-Why dangerous?
www.monheit.com/lawyer.asp

 

Web Resources

Medical Information

 


 

Stroke Center Links

Ortho Evra News Blog

 

Google Ortho Evra Support & Litigation News Group

 

Ortho Evra Lawyer

Do you have an Ortho Evra lawsuit? Get a free legal consultation at Monheit.com

Who is responsible for the devastating strokes associated with ortho evra?

ORTHO EVRA was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2001. It was the first contraceptive product to be approved as a skin patch. In 2004, the drug accounted for more than 9.9 million prescriptions with sales topping $411 million. The drug is sold by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson Company.

 

The statistics speak volumes about who is responsible for the problems of heart attack and stroke associated with ORTHO EVRA, and why class action lawsuits have been filed.


The FDA has logged 9,116 reports of adverse reactions to the ORTHO EVRA birth control patch in a 17-month period, whereas Ortho Tri-Cyclen, a birth control pill, only generated 1,237 adverse reports in a six year period.

 

During a 12-month period, 44 serious injuries, deaths and strokes have been associated with ORTHO EVRA birth control patch, whereas only 17 such reports were linked to the birth control pill during a similar time period.


Coincidentally in October 2005, Bayer HealthCare and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced that they have concluded an agreement to jointly develop and market a new drug for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis. (Thrombosis is the technical term for blood clots.) The drug called BAY 59-7939 is currently undergoing Phase II clinical trials. Phase III clinical trials will assess its effectiveness in the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and will be initiated in the next weeks. This may help prevent the problem of stroke associated with ORTHO EVRA, but to date there are no studies to support this. You should ask you doctor whether this could prevent a stroke associated with ORTHO EVRA.


With 9.9 million prescriptions the numbers of women with extreme complications leading death are just starting to receive media exposure. In July 2005, a young, healthy married mother of two children experienced shortness of breath and died the next day. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, anxiety, chest pain, fainting, and convulsions. It is no wonder that ORTHO EVRA class action lawsuits have been initiated and invidivudal claims have been brought.


On November 10, 2005, Ortho McNeil, in conjunction with the FDA, issued a warning about the increased risks of blood clots associated with ORTHO EVRA. In the new warning, Ortho McNeil admitted for the first time that women who use the patch will be exposed to up to 60% more estrogen than they would be exposed to if they were taking birth control pills. The patch is only intended to deliver 20 micrograms of estrogen. Throughout the medical community, it is a well-known fact that increased exposure to estrogen greatly increases the risk of blood clots, which can cause further serious injury or death.


It is alleged that Ortho-McNeil was aware of the increased medical risks associated with ORTHO EVRA birth control patch before the drug was approved and when approved -- the company failed to adequately warn patients about these risks.


We believe that the deep-pocketed manufacturers of ORTHO EVRA are responsible for misleading women about their birth control options. Have you or a family member experienced a life-threatening problem with the birth control? Are you eligible for an ORTHO EVRA lawsuit or to participate in an ORTHO EVRA class action?


Fill out the below form to see if you qualify for an ORTHO EVRA lawsuit. Ask our experienced lawyers to review your potential lawsuit. No obligation. Donít delay.

Do you have an ORTHO EVRA birth control patch lawsuit?

Fill out the below form to see if you qualify for an Ortho Evra lawsuit. Ask our knowledgeable birth control injury lawyers to review your potential lawsuit. Free legal consultation. There is no obligation. Don't delay!

 

* Required Fields.
* Click on the Disclaimer, below, for Terms


PERSONAL INFORMATION

Title:
First Name: *
Last Name: *
E-mail Address: *
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Phone: * () - ext.
Date of Birth:


ORTHO EVRA LAWSUIT INFORMATION

Are you a smoker or non-smoker?
Please describe your problems from Ortho Evra:
Please indicate which condition(s) the doctor diagnosed: (check all that apply)
Blood Clot
Heart Attack
Stroke
Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
Myocardial Infaraction (MI)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVA)
Other
If you have any other injury, please describe:
Date of Diagnosis


BIRTH CONTROL INFORMATION


When did you use the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch?
Start Date
End Date
What other types of birth control have you used in the past 3 years?
Do you suffer from Ortho Evra side effects? Talk to an expert Ortho Evra injury lawyer to file a birth control patch lawsuit
Philadelphia Lawyers - Pennsylvania Lawsuits at Monheit Law

Law Offices of Michael Monheit 1368 Barrowdale Road  Rydal, PA  19046
Call Us Toll Free: 866-761-1385  P: 215-840-6573  E: Michael@Monheit.com