It was only a matter of time.
Found this in my local Connecticut newspaper the day after Thanksgiving. The bold and capitals emphases are the ad's, not mine. I won't give free publicity to a law firm, so if anyone wants their number for their own personal need, email me (it's in my profile at right; and this correspondence I won't blog about).
ORTHO EVRA® ALERT
Scientists report that the Ortho Evra® birth control patch may be associated with developing Blood Clots, Stroke, Heart Attack, Pulmonary Embolism and/or Death. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these medical problems, please call us today toll-free at 1-877-xxxxxxx to discuss your potential Ortho Evra® claim.
Available 7 days a week!
THE [name withheld] LAW FIRM
This firm isn't even based in Connecticut but halfway across the nation. They probably found the bluest, highest-birth-control-using states in the U.S. and placed several ads in those states' papers.
We wrote of this problem in September and October 2004 and again in November 2005 when another set of warnings was posted in the press.
I'm certainly no fan of ambulance chasers, wouldn't have wished for this to happen and am not gloating or reveling in this in the least. Just sadly noting the news that it's happening. That it's reality. And I guess if I was one of those duped and who'd suffered from these effects of this Patch, I'd probably be giving at least a local law firm a call to discuss my options. Or at least, I'd hope my surviving relatives would be.