The ORTHO EVRA skin patch is a reversible prescription method of birth control. The patch has been linked to blood clots, heart attacks, strokes and death.

The birth control patch is a thin, beige, plastic prescription-based patch that sticks to the skin releasing ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen hormone) and norelgestromin (a progestin hormone) into the blood stream. Once a week a new skin patch is placed on the buttocks, stomach, upper outer arm, or upper torso for three weeks in a row.  No Ortho Evra skin patch is used in the fourth week. The birth control patch releases synthetic estrogen and progestin to protect against pregnancy for one month.

Ortho McNeil, a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson, makes the birth control patch Ortho Evra, that has been linked to increased risk of blood clots and death.  Dangerous side effects leading to heart attack and stroke have been reported from women using the Ortho Evra® Birth Control Patch.  An estimated 23 deaths have been connected with Ortho Evra® use.  The injuries are caused by increased levels of estrogen absorbed into the bloodstream from the patch.  The patch exposes women to 60 percent more estrogen than the pill.  In addition to these fatalities, dozens of non-fatal strokes and blood clots have been reported to the FDA.

If you or a loved one has suffered dangerous side effects such as blood clots, heart attack or stroke after using the Ortho Evra® birth control patch, let our attorneys hold the responsible parties accountable and seek just compensation for you or your loved ones.

Contact us for more information contact Darcie Wahl at Solberg, Stewart & Miller at 701-237-3166 or toll free at 877-237-3166 or send an email to Darcie at: dwahl@solberglaw.com.