Ortho Evra Lawsuit
The contraceptive patch Ortho Evra is available by prescription. Women using Ortho Evra had as much as 60% more estrogen in their bloodstream than women who were on the pill, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found.
Risks Linked to Ortho Evra
Thrombosis, or the formation of blood clots in blood vessels, is a possible side effect of using Ortho Evra. Blood clots that occur in the legs, lungs, heart, or brain can be especially dangerous, or even may lead to a wrongful death.
Studies have shown that women using Ortho Evra may be twice as likely to experience non-fatal thrombosis as women who use oral contraceptives. Additional studies show that women who use Ortho Evra are up to three times as likely to experience fatal thrombosis.