Ortho Evra Settle Suits in Exchange For Silence ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ortho Evra Settle Suits in Exchange For Silence

The makers of birth control patch Ortho Evra are allegedly settling lawsuits in exchange for confidentiality agreements preventing any further discussion of the controversial patch. Pharmaceutical company Ortho-McNeil have been accused of gross negligence in failing to disclose the risks associated with Ortho Evra, and are expected to face a high number of lawsuits from women who have obtained serious injury through use of the patch. The confidentiality agreements will protect Ortho-McNeil from further scrutiny and is intended to contain information about the illness and injury suffered by the plaintiffs. Blood clots, heart attacks and strokes are extremely unusual in both teenagers and women of childbearing years - the only factor all the women have in common is use of the Ortho Evra birth control patch.

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