Massachusetts Appeals Court: Ortho Evra Label Warned Of Blood Clot Risk

(September 21, 2016, 2:08 PM EDT) -- BOSTON — A Massachusetts appeals panel on Sept. 21 affirmed summary judgment in an Ortho Evra birth control patch death case, agreeing with the trial court that the product’s labeling adequately warned about the risk of blood clots (Leslie Niedner, et ux. v. Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., & others, No. 15-P-1272, Mass. App.; 2016 Mass. App. LEXIS 131).

(Opinion available. Document #28-161006-008Z.)

In 2009, Adrianna Duffy, then 17, was prescribed Ortho Evra. Three months later, she was found dead in her dormitory room from a massive bilateral...
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