Our Florida dangerous drug law firm represents victims of defective medications like Ortho Evra. Ortho Evra is a birth control patch that came onto the market in 2002. Patient reports between 2002 and 2004 show that Ortho Evra was 12 times more likely to cause strokes and 18 times more likely to cause blood clots than the conventional birth control pill according to NBC News.
There have already been some considerable changes to the drug’s label in light of an epidemiology study that found that users of the birth control patch were at higher risk of developing serious blood clots, also known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), than women using birth control pills.
As a Miami Ortho Evra injury lawyer if you are currently using Ortho Evra, we recommend that you immediately consult with your prescribing physician and consider changing to a safer birth control drug or method.