A woman who says she suffered life-threatening blood clots from a birth control medication wants the Ohio Supreme Court to declare the state’s cap on pain-and-suffering awards unconstitutional.
The court on Tuesday planned to hear arguments in the lawsuit filed by Melisa Arbino of Cincinnati over the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch, which she contends caused permanent physical damage and threatens her ability to have children in the future.
The challenge to a 2005 law limiting pain-and-suffering awards is the first to reach the court. It is being closed watched across the country by companies who support the concept of caps and attorneys representing injured people. Read more about the ortho evra birth control patch and the case before the Ohio Supreme Court.