New Suit Filed Against Ortho-McNeil ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Suit Filed Against Ortho-McNeil

A 25-year-old woman has filed suit against pharmaceutical company Ortho-McNeil after injuries caused as a result of using birth control patch Ortho Evra. This is the latest in a series of suits filed against Ortho-McNeil after users of Ortho Evra reported increased levels of strokes, heart attacks, blood clots and pulmonary embolism. The woman, who had been using Ortho Evra for six months, was admitted to St. Mary's Medical Center in Wisconsin (24AUG04) after complaining of lightheadedness, shortness of breath and chest pain. After diagnostic tests were taken at the hospital, it was discovered that the patient had bilateral pulmonary emboli. The woman was forced to stay in hospital and undergo Heparin and Coumadin anticoagulant therapy - it is likely that the patient will require anticoagulant medication for the remainder of her life. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Middlesex County earlier this month (OCT06).

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