Archive for Thursday, November 2, 2006

Lawsuit filed against birth control patch

November 2, 2006

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— More than 40 women sued the makers of a popular birth-control patch Wednesday, claiming the contraceptive caused serious illnesses and at least one death.

One lawsuit alleges that 43 women suffered from blood clots and other health ailments after taking Ortho Evra, one of the fastest-growing forms of contraception in the U.S.

A second complaint claims that 25-year-old Kelly Bracken, of Elk Ridge, Md., died of severe blood clots in her lungs and legs after she started wearing the skin patch.

The lawsuits, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, name as defendants the drug's manufacturer, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Co., a Titusville, N.J.-based subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson; and San Francisco-based distributor McKesson Corp. The plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages.

Comments

Ragingbear 8 years, 6 months ago

Don't be silly... What would a bunch of homosexuals need a birth control patch for?

Ragingbear 8 years, 6 months ago

Once again, personal responsibility and assumed risk. For whatever reason, these women chose to use this. Guess what, the most common side effects in all birth control medications are blood clots. The commercial list blood clots among the issues, the commercial mentioned the other side effects. These items are distributed by a doctor. A doctor will also go over the potential risk, and symptoms you need to watch for as well. Then, you get that little medical insert, and probably a phamaceutical warning sticker on it that it may cause blood clots.

The very act of choosing to use this product implies that all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the people who used it knew the risk, and chose to use it anyways. However, most likely some jury that is ticked for being there for 6 months of endless facts, double-talk and endless data will award a person 5 gajillion dollars becuase they have gone insane.

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