Johnson & Johnson company has allegedly misled doctors and regulators for years by altering and withholding medical information about the risks of its Ortho Evra birth control patch according to lawyers for women suing the company. Johnson & Johnson are facing lawsuits by almost 2,500 women who claim the patch releases high levels of estrogen that cause strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots in the legs and lungs.
Five million women have used the patch since it went on the market in 2002. The Food and Drug Administration warned in November 2005 that the patch may cause clots and expose women to 60% more estrogen than oral contraceptives (the pill).
If you or a loved one has taken the Ortho Evra patch and suffered adverse side effects, please contact the defective product attorneys at Long & Long.