Please note: The information on this page is provided for informational purposes only. As of 2011, Simmons Hanly Conroy is no longer accepting cases involving Ortho Evra patch.
Ortho Evra received rave reviews and a reputation as an innovative new drug after its initial release. It was seen as a new, revolutionary birth control device because it was not a pill. Ortho Evra is a patch that contains estrogen and progestin that enter a woman’s body through the skin. The patch works by preventing ovulation, thickening the cervical mucus to inhibit the movement of sperm and preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus.
Shortly after its widespread praise, more and more women who used the patch began experiencing serious and sometimes deadly side effects. Reasons for this were formulated after studies showed that women who used Ortho Evra could be exposed to up to 60 percent more estrogen than the most popular form of the pill.
Health Complications and Ortho Evra Lawsuits
For the most part, the majority of women who use Ortho Evra have experienced safe, effective results. However, serious, potentially life-threatening side effects have been associated with the Ortho Evra birth control and may include:
- Blood clots
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep venous thrombosis
- Heart attack
As of 2011, Simmons Hanly Conroy no longer accepts Ortho Evra birth control cases. Learn more about past litigation areas of the pharmaceutical lawyers at the firm or explore more information on our current areas of litigation. Please contact us with any questions.
Shareholder Trent Miracle has national leadership experience in Ortho Evra Products Liability Litigation.
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