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New York Ortho Evra Attorneys

Ortho Evra ® is a birth control patch that women apply to their body and keep in place for a week before replacing it with a new one. Three weeks of wearing the patch are followed by one week without a patch.

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The patch works much like the pill does in terms of preventing pregnancy but this patch is said to contain higher doses of estrogen than any of the pills on the market, which has been linked to side effects such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) that can lead to strokes, heart attacks, hemorrhaging, and death.All oral contraceptives can potentially cause blood coagulation due to the estrogen they contain, but reports are now showing that the risk is much higher with the patch method of hormone delivery.The Ortho Evra patch releases the hormones norelgestromin (a progestin hormone) and ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen hormone) directly into the bloodstream. It was approved by the FDA on November 20, 2001 and went on the market in April 2002.

Sobering Statistics About The Ortho Evra Patch

  • In 2004, when there were 800,000 women using the Ortho Evra patch, the risk of developing a major blood clot was three times that of oral contraceptive pills.
  • From April 2002 through September 2003, the FDA received 9,116 reports of adverse reactions from the Ortho Evra patch.
  • For a six year period for Ortho Tri-Cyclen®, the most popular oral birth control pill, the FDA only received 1,237 adverse event reports. Furthermore, Ortho Tri-Cyclen was used by six times as many women during that time, making the patch’s adverse event incidence rate even more striking.
  • From May 2002 until May 2003, the FDA received 44 reports of serious clot-related injuries or deaths related to Ortho Evra, compared to only 17 similar reports about Ortho Tri-Cyclen over the same time period, and with the pill being used by approximately six times as many women.

While the makers of Ortho Evra have changed their labeling to reflect the more potentially serious side effects, this is of little comfort to those who have been injured from taking it or lost a loved one who did.

You Need an Experienced New York Ortho Evra Attorney

If you have been injured or a loved one has been injured or died from using the Ortho Evra patch, please contact Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C.. immediately. We can evaluate your Ortho Evra claim, answer your questions, and assist you in taking legal action against the manufacturers of the birth control patch. The knowledgeable and experienced New York Ortho Evra attorneys are on your side. Now we want to hear your story.

Here’s how to reach us:

–For fastest service, call: 1-800-529-9997, or
–Fill out a New York Personal Injury Case Consultation form

We’re eager to hear your story, answer your questions and lay out all of your available options. All at no risk and no cost to you. That’s right. Our consultations are completely FREE. So call us now at 1-800-529-9997.

We handle personal injury cases in New York and New Jersey.


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