"A federal caution about potentially life-threatening effects of Johnson & Johnson's Ortho Evra contraceptive patch has fanned the flames of what could become nationwide litigation," and lawyers are beginning to advertise heavily around the country for clients, reports the New Jersey Law Journal. We covered the unfolding story Nov. 15. The Well-Timed Period has more, as does MedGadget:
...some sloppy reporting has muddled the issue: It's not yet clear whether the patch's higher basal estrogen levels causes more adverse effects for women.
(emphasis in original). That's not stopping the rush to court, of course.