Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Birth Control Defective Packaging

A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 113 women who say their incorrectly packaged birth control pills made it possible for them to become pregnant. The women are seeking millions in damages from Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals. The lawsuit follows a 2011 recall of eight different kinds of oral contraceptives after it was discovered that the rows of pills inside the blister packs were placed upside down. The mistake caused women to take placebo pills when they should have been taking the pills containing estrogen and progesterone. These hormones work to prevent the release of an egg by fooling the body into thinking that it already has done so. These pills, if taken in the wrong order, can leave a woman susceptible to becoming pregnant. Of the 113 women who became pregnant, 94 went on to give birth. They are seeking damages for lost income, medical expenses, emotional distress and in some cases, the full cost of raising the child into adult

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