Capretz & Associates is investigating claims of strokes and other clot-related problems related to the birth control patch "Ortho Evra." The patch is manufactured by Ortho McNeil, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
The Associated Press (AP) claims that it has obtained reports which appear to indicate that "in 2004 - when 800,000 women were on the patch - the risk of dying or suffering a survivable blood clot while using the device was about three times higher than while using birth control pills." The AP further claims that the women who died were "young and apparently at low risk for clots."
If you or someone you know suffered a stroke or other clot-related injury while using an Ortho Evra patch, please contact us for free a consultation.
AP Article - Ortho Evra Patch - 7/17/05