Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 1, 2007
In response to the growing concern regarding the Ortho Evra birth control patch in regards to potential links to serious health problems arising in those who've used it, Williams Kherkher in Houston, Texas, has launched a Web site, whose URL is http://www.orthoevralawsuitattorney.com. This Web site was built for the purpose of providing a resource of information to the general public, and specifically for those who have used, are using or are considering the use of the Ortho Evra [http://www.orthoevralawsuitattorney.com birth control patch. Williams Kherkher is led by Attorneys John Eddy Williams and Steve Kherkerk, and has 26 attorneys and over 120 support staff and has worked in the area of mass tort litigation since 1983.
The Ortho Evra birth control patch is manufactured by Ortho McNeil Pharmaceuticals, and recent news has been released that reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked Johnson & Johnson, the owner of Ortho McNeil Pharmaceuticals, to change its label on the product and to conduct additional tests to analyze the potential link between this product and the potential for women who use the Ortho Evra birth control patch to develop blood clots.
The link to this position from the FDA can be found here. The problems reported in association with the Ortho Evra birth control patch can be traced to 2005, when the FDA published an alert stating that the manufacturer had received approval for an updated label on the product that warned users that this patch exposed women to high levels of estrogen. Long-term exposure to high levels of estrogen has been shown in other settings to give rise to the potential side effects above. Any blood clotting problems can lead to more serious health consequences, and these potential consequences are the reason for these warnings and for Williams Kherkher's new Web site.
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