Irvine, California (PRWEB) February 08, 2012
Eisenberg & Associates are investigating unintended pregnancies due to Pfizer's recall of one million packages of birth control pills due to defective packaging. The recall is of Lo/Ovral 28 and Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol birth control pills manufactured by Pfizer and sold by Akrimax Pharmaceuticals. (A similar recall was previously announced related to Qualitest birth control pills.)
Birth control pills containing hormones are intended to be taken once a day but for seven days of each month placebo sugar pills are taken. The defective packaging caused an improper amount or sequence of hormone and placebo pills to be included in each monthly supply. This means that patients would have ineffective contraception and could become pregnant.
The original Pfizer announcement of the voluntary recall can be found at:
“It is hard to believe that Pfizer did not have proper quality control safeguards in the drug manufacturing and packaging process”, said attorney Larry Eisenberg. “Women could be compensated for unintended pregnancies which could include expenses related to raising the child, emotional distress, medical expenses and loss of earnings during and after the pregnancy”, said Eisenberg. "It is a foregone conclusion that many women will be emotionally distraught that they could or have become pregnant due to a manufacturing error", said Eisenberg.
Eisenberg & Associates have over 30 years of legal experience representing patients and families in medical legal cases and has achieved multi-million dollar results against major medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, medical product manufacturers and HMOs.
If a woman has an unintended pregnancy after taking Lo/Ovral-28 and/or Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol birth control pills, they may seek compensation for: expenses related to raising the child, emotional distress, medical expenses, and/or lost earnings during & after the pregnancy. We will review & handle your case on a contingency fee basis (if there is no recovery, there is no fee).
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