Pfizer Birth Control Pill Lawyers in Melbourne
Recalled Medication Can Leave to Unintended Pregnancy
Have you or a loved one used Lo/Ovral® birth control pills, or their generic counterpart, Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc.?
In January 2012, Pfizer issued a massive recall of Lo/Ovral® and generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets after discovering that blister packs might contain an inexact count of placebo tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence. As a result, the recalled Lo/Ovral and Norgestrel birth control pills may not provide women with protection against pregnancy.
The experienced attorneys at Nance Cacciatore have the knowledge and resources to represent you if you have been affected by defective drugs. Nance Cacciatore is investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of victims of the Pfizer birth control pill recall. If you took Lo/Ovral® or Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol birth control pills and experienced an unintended pregnancy, you may be entitled to collect damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress. Our lawyers are offering free legal consultations and lawsuit evaluations to victims of the Pfizer birth control pill recall.
Pfizer announced its birth control pill recall on January 31, 2012. The recall involved one million packets of birth control pills, 14 lots of Lo/Ovral®-28 Tablets, and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (the generic brand). Pfizer said the packets are pink with the drug’s brand name or generic name on it, along with the Akrimax name. Pfizer’s logo does not appear on the packages. The pills were distributed in 2011.
If packaged correctly, the recalled pills would have contained 21 tablets of active ingredients and seven placebo tablets. Because the tablets may be out of sequence, the daily regimen of the pills may not be correct and therefore may make women more susceptible to an unplanned pregnancy. In announcing the recall, Pfizer said that women who had been exposed to affected pills should begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately. Patients who have taken these products should notify their physician and return the product to the pharmacy.
Legal Help for Victims of the Pfizer Birth Control Pill Recall
If you or a loved one suffered an unplanned pregnancy because of Pfizer’s recalled birth control pills, you may have legal recourse.