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Filing a Texas Drug Injury Claim for Ortho Evra Serious Side Effects

Posted by John J. Kahn, Jr. | Mar 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ortho Evra hit the market in 2001 advertised as a safe contraceptive, yet it wasn't until 2005 that the press began reporting on its serious, life-threatening side effects. If you've experienced side effects from Ortho Evra or if you've lost a loved one who used it, you'll want to contact a Pearland lawyer who handles drug injury claims.

Drug injury lawyers have seen a rise in Texas personal injury claims involving contraceptives, including the Ortho Evra birth control patch. Millions of women were shocked and horrified when they learned of the potential side effects they could face, including: 
  • stroke;
  • heart problems; and
  • massive blood clots. 
The patch was initially advertised as a low-dose contraceptive that was a safe alternative to birth control pills. But, in actuality, it provides women with 60% more estrogen than most birth control pills. This excess estrogen can lead to serious blood clotting issues, and it's estimated that dozens of women have died from Ortho Evra complications.

If you've taken Ortho Evra, it's important to watch for any signs of blood clotting such as: 
  • vomiting;
  • nausea;
  • vision problems; and
  • severe headaches. 
If you suspect that your symptoms or health condition is due to Ortho Evra or other medication, contact a Pearland lawyer to discuss your drug injury case. Drug injury lawyers may be able to help you file a Texas personal injury claim so you can collect compensation for your medical bills, future treatments and pain you've experienced as a result of using the patch. 

Contacting Pearland Drug Injury Lawyers

When you have experienced legal representation on your side, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have Pearland drug injury lawyers at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.

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