A bioethicist from the University of Pennsylvania feels that women affected by unwanted pregnancy may wish to litigate a class action personal injury suit against a drug manufacturer of oral contraceptives. The reason for this assessment is because this manufacturer has recently recalled a million packages of the pill that, due to a packaging error, placed women taking the pill in danger of becoming impregnated.
An unintended consequence of the enormous size of so many drug manufacturers is that such companies can release large amounts of a product upon the market that are later found to be defective. It's particularly startling that the current recall encompasses such large numbers of a product that has been put in the hand of retailers and consumers.
Such a recall by no means is going to prevent a great many consumers from using the product before they learn of the packaging problems. There are too many consumers that need to be reached for the recall to be truly effective.
And because of such a mistake by the drug manufacturer, certain women are going to be subjected to possible economic and physical harm deserving of compensation. Whatever the scenario may be, women that became unintentionally pregnant may want to seek the assistance of attorneys experienced in the product liability area and find out what their legal options could be.
Drug manufacturers and distributors need to make certain that productions of the medication they provide for consumers happen to be sound. Mistakes such as this cannot be easily remedied.
Source: Time Healthland, "Pfizer Birth Control Recall: Could Women Who Get Pregnant Sue?" by Bonnie Rochman, Feb. 3, 2012