Pfizer Birth Control Pills
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 defective drug lawyers are offering free legal consultations and lawsuit evaluations to victims of the Pfizer birth control pill recall. To learn more about the legal remedies available to you, please contact our Pfizer birth control pill recall lawyers today at 888.735.6378.
Pfizer announced its birth control pill recall on January 31, 2012. The recall involved 1 million packets of birth control pills, 14 lots of Lo/Ovral®-28 Tablets, as well as 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 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. To discuss your case with one of our defective drug lawyers, please contact Nance Cacciatore today, at 321.777.7777 or 888.735.6378, for your free legal consultation.