Lawsuits are being filed across the U.S. by lawyers on behalf of injured women who used Ortho Evra, the first birth control patch approved by the FDA. So far, at least 1,500 injured women and their families have filed Ortho Evra lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. These lawsuits contend that the company failed to warn consumers that the patch causes increased health risks. Many lawsuits also allege that Ortho Evra patients have experienced various serious side effects such as blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes.

Why file an Ortho Evra Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one have used Ortho Evra and experienced a serious complication, a lawyer may be able to help you file an Ortho Evra lawsuit. With an Ortho Evra lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for injuries linked to Ortho Evra’s life-threatening side effects, such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, a potentially fatal blood clot

that travels to the lungs. If you have been injured by Ortho Evra, filing a lawsuit may help you collect compensation for:
  • medical bills
  • lost income
  • pain and suffering
  • loss of enjoyment of life

Current lawsuits against Ortho Evra’s maker, Johnson & Johnson, generally claim that the company failed to warn women that the higher estrogen levels in Ortho Evra make it more dangerous than typical birth control pills. According to one lawsuit, Johnson & Johnson not only knew that Ortho Evra delivers more estrogen than the pill, but the company deliberately manipulated the clinical trial numbers and results to reflect that Ortho Evra delivers the same amount as the pill.

Ortho Evra Warning

Although Ortho Evra lawsuits have raised awareness and caused the demand for the birth control patch to drop dramatically in the past several years, Ortho Evra is one of the top 2010 brands in the U.S. In order to prevent women from unnecessarily experiencing life-threatening blood clots and other complications, consumer advocacy groups are currently filing lawsuits and pressuring the FDA to recall the birth control patch.

While Ortho Evra is currently still available on the market, the patch’s warning label has been updated to include a statement that Ortho Evra exposes women to about 60% more estrogen than standard birth control pills. The new warning label also includes study results showing that Ortho Evra users may be twice as likely to suffer from blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks.  

Contact a Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one were injured by Ortho Evra, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your losses. Contact us today to learn more about Ortho Evra lawsuits.

Published November 17, 2011 by