Ortho Evra Linked to Blood Clots, Heart Attack, Stroke

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Women who have used the Ortho Evra patch as a birth control method and have suffered serious side effects, such as blood clots or a stroke, heart attack, or pulmonary embolism should speak to a lawyer in order to ensure their right to compensation is protected.
Damages
Ortha Evra, or "the patch," has been found to cause life threatening blood clots, heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism.
Company(ies)
Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical
Additional Details
Women apply the Ortho Evra patch to the skin on certain areas of the body. Hormones are released into the body to prevent ovulation. This product was introduced in 2002 and was designed to be just as effective as oral contraceptives while eliminating the hassle of taking a pill every day.
Date
This product has not been recalled, but the FDA required the manufacturer to issue a safety warning in 2005.