6th Circuit Says Ortho Evra Label Warned Of Stroke Risk, Other Claims Preempted

(December 15, 2015, 1:40 PM EST) -- CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court panel on Dec. 11 affirmed summary judgment in an Ortho Evra birth control patch stroke case, finding that the product’s label adequately warned of the risk and that the plaintiff’s other claims are preempted by federal law (Stephanie Yates v. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., No. 15-3104, 6th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 21428).

(Yates opinion available. Document #28-151217-001Z.)

In 2004, Stephanie Yates, then 17, went to an obstetrics/gynecology medical practice in western New York for a gynecological visit. Jennifer...
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