Serious Ortho Evra side effects have reportedly affected more than 2,400 American women. This number is likely to grow because the Ortho Evra patch is still produced by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen (part of Johnson & Johnson). The Ortho Evra patch is up to 99 percent effective (when used appropriately) and typically only causes mild (if any) side effects; however, it has been reported to cause some severe, potentially fatal, side effects.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious Ortho Evra side effect, the nationally distinguished lawyers at Chaffin Luhana LLP encourage you to attend a free initial consultation. You’ll receive an expert, thorough assessment of your case, along with the opportunity to secure our first-class legal services at no upfront cost. We will not charge you any legal fees until or unless you recover a settlement from Johnson & Johnson.
Ortho Evra DVT & Blood Clot
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which blood clots develop within the body’s deep veins (primarily in the legs) and hinder healthy circulation. Ortho Evra patch users who develop DVT may experience pain, redness, swelling, or warmth in the affected arm or leg. Prompt treatment of Ortho Evra DVT is crucial to preventing life threatening complications, including stroke, pulmonary embolism, and heart attack.
Ortho Evra Stroke
A woman will suffer a stroke when an Ortho Evra blood clot makes it way to the brain and prevents the flow of blood, the symptoms of which may include:
- blurry vision (particularly in one eye)
- difficultly walking
- impaired ability to speak or understand speech
- numbness on one side of the body or one side of the face
- sudden, intense headache.
A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment to prevent permanent disability or death.
Ortho Evra Pulmonary Embolism
Like an Ortho Evra stroke, an Ortho Evra pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that requires emergency medical attention to prevent death. A pulmonary Embolism (PE) occurs when a blood clot makes its way to the lungs and impedes breathing. Symptoms associated with an Ortho Evra PE include:
- breathing problems, including shortness of breath and/or wheezing
- chest pain that intensifies with eating, coughing, and/or breathing deeply
- coughing up bloody sputum.
If you have be diagnosed with any serious Ortho Evra side effect, regardless of where you live in the U.S., Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana welcome you to learn more about your legal rights and entitlements by attending a free initial consult with an Ortho Evra attorney.
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.