Ortho Evra lawsuits are defective drug cases for women who were injured as a result of using the Ortho Evra contraceptive patch and seek compensation from Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the Ortho Evra patch).
The Ortho Evra patch is the first contraceptive transdermal patch approved by the FDA. The Ortho Evra patch is between 92 and 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. It works by releasing hormones (norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol) into a woman’s body. When using the Ortho Evra patch, women will be exposed to approximately 60 percent more estrogen than if they took birth control pills.
Like other forms of female contraception, the Ortho Evra patch may cause a range of mild to serious side effects. In the worst cases these side effects can be life threatening. If you or a loved one has sustained Ortho Evra patch-related side effects, you may have an Ortho Evra lawsuit claim. The skilled Ortho Evra patch attorneys at Chaffin Luhana LLP welcome prospective plaintiffs from across the nation to attend a free, no obligations, initial consultation to learn more about their legal rights and remedies.
Basis for Ortho Evra Side Effects Lawsuit
Most women who use the Ortho Evra patch will only experience mild side effects, some of which may include breast pain or engorgement, headache, menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, and application-site reaction. In rare cases, women using the Ortho Evra patch may develop serious, potentially fatal, side effects including:
- blood clots and/or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A DVT occurs when blood clots within the legs interrupt healthy blood circulation. In fact, women who use the Ortho Evra patch are between 12 and 18 times more likely to develop blood clots than women who take birth control pills.
- gallbladder disease
- heart attack
- pulmonary embolism
- liver tumors
Women with a history of any of the above conditions, as well as those who smoke, have diabetes, or are older than 35, will have an increased risk of developing the above side effects.
Ortho Evra Adrianna Duffy Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson made over $1.6 billion in profits from the Ortho Evra patch. According to Bloomberg, Johnson & Johnson has already paid out $68 million in settlements for Ortho Evra lawsuits. More than 2,400 women claim they were injured as a result of using the Ortho Evra patch. One example lies in the wrongful death case of Adrianna Duffy. Adrianna was a healthy 17-year old college freshman who instantly died as a result of blood clots in 2009 while she was using the Ortho Evra patch.
Roopal Luhana, a founding partner of Chaffin Luhana LLP, represents Adrianna Duffy’s mother, Leslie Niedner.
At Chaffin Luhana LLP, Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana are experienced and highly dedicated Ortho Evra lawyers who:
- invite those who have been injured by the Ortho Evra patch (and those who have lost loved ones due to Ortho Evra patch wrongful deaths) to attend a free initial consult
- put their client’s needs first
- are uniquely positioned (as a result of their skill, experience and knowledge) to help their clients achieve the maximum possible settlement award in any type of Ortho Evra lawsuit, whether it be an individual Ortho Evra stroke lawsuit or an Ortho Evra class action lawsuit.
If you or a loved one used the Ortho Evra patch and suffered from any side effect including DVT, gallbladder disease, stroke, pulmonary embolism, or heart attack you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.