According to Medline Plus, Pfizer Inc. recalled about 1 million birth control pills because of a packaging error. If you’ve been injured due to a defective drug caused by negligence, you may have grounds to file a claim. The improperly packaged birth control pills could lead to unintentional pregnancy caused by a reduced effectiveness. This recall affects 14 lots each of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets and Lo/Ovral-28 tablets. Pfizer discovered the pills may be out of order or contain too many/too few active pills. This means a potential mistake with the daily regimen, leading to an unplanned pregnancy. Women who believe they have taken the faulty birth control pills should first see a doctor or take a pregnancy test to find out if they are pregnant. Additionally, they should talk with their doctor about switching to a non-hormonal type of contraception if they are found to not be pregnant. The defective pills can be returned to the pharmacy where they were purchased. In any event, all consumers who have taken these pills should immediately notify their doctor. The impact of a defective drug can be devastating. When you are the victim and it has resulted in serious consequences, you may have the right to receive compensation. To learn what legal options may be available, your next step should be to immediately consult with a New York defective drug attorney.
Contacting a New York Defective Drug Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a defective drug you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective drug claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective drug attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective drug claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.