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Ortho Evra Patch Injury and Side Effects


Oklahoma Ortho Evra Patch Side Effects

Privett Law has been helping those who have been injured by defective products for many years, and the firm has a strong track record of success in helping those unreasonably harmed protect their rights and to hold those responsible for their injuries accountable.

One of the products that hit the market in recent years that led to countless injuries in Oklahoma and around the world is a contraceptive product known as the Ortho Evra birth control patch. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of using the Ortho Evra patch, you need to contact Privett Law immediately to schedule an initial consultation.

Who Makes the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch?

The manufacturer of the Ortho Evra birth control patch is a true corporate giant - Ortho McNeil Pharmaceuticals. This company has been in existence for many years and has generated billions of dollars in revenue with several different products, including the Ortho Evra birth control patch.

The Intended Use of the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch

The Ortho Evra birth control patch was introduced to the market as a convenient and, according to many studies, more effective option for birth control than ‘the pill,’ which for many years had been the birth control option of choice for women all over the world. The Ortho Evra patch works simply by affixing a path to the skin once per week for three weeks, and then not using a patch during the fourth week. For a time, the Ortho Evra patch showed remarkable success and results, but unfortunately, the product encountered serious problems soon thereafter.

Side Effects of the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch

Side effects eventually began to be reported in large numbers by women who were using the Ortho Evra birth control patch, and after intense studies and analysis, it was discovered that the problem was indeed a defect in the patch. The Ortho Evra patch works by releasing two hormones, ethinyl estradiol and norelgestromin, into the female’s body that’s intended to prevent conception, but many of the units manufactured and sold released too much of these hormones into the system, which led to a high incidence rate of heart-related problems, including high blood pressure, strokes and in many cases, sudden death of the woman.

Symptoms that indicate a potential problem with the use of the Ortho Evra birth control patch include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bleeding
  • Edema
  • Tender breasts
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Stress
  • Chest pains
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

If you are using the Ortho Evra birth control patch and you are experiencing any of these symptoms or any others, you need to discontinue use of this patch immediately and contact your primary medical care provider immediately to obtain a full evaluation.

Your Legal Rights Regarding Ortho Evra

If you have used the Ortho Evra birth control patch and you’ve been injured as a result, you need to contact Privett Law immediately to schedule an initial consultation. The fact is that you likely have legal rights that need to be analyzed and enforced.

During your initial consultation, you and your Oklahoma defective products attorney will organize your situation as it relates to the Ortho Evra birth control patch, including when you started using it, who recommended it to you, how long you used it, when you began to experience problems, what those diagnosed problems were and what your prognosis is based on the injuries you suffered.

It’s likely that if you have suffered injuries as a result of using the Ortho Evra birth control patch that your case would proceed under a theory of products liability. In such a situation, you and your Oklahoma defective products attorney would need to prove that you used the product, that the product was defective and that you suffered injuries that were either a direct or indirect result of your use of the Ortho Evra birth control patch. What you should know is that there is precedent in this situation, so proving the defect may not be as difficult as it was a few years ago for other plaintiffs.

Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Lawyer

If you’ve suffered as a result of using the Ortho Evra birth control patch, you need to take charge of this situation now, as you only have a certain amount of time to file a claim. Contact Privett Law Firm today to schedule an initial consultation.