Pfizer: facing future lawsuits?

Since announcements of defective birth control pills arose, some are wondering if lawsuits will follow

WRITTEN BY: Jalesa Hall
Pfizer could be closing their pill box
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Pfizer could be closing their pill box

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer recalled over a million oral contraceptive packets of Lo/Ovral, Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradioland Tuesday because the pills may not be strong enough to protect against pregnancy, according to Fox News.

This recall has many wondering about future lawsuits.

Pfizer noted, in a statement, that consumers who have been using the less potent birth control should immediately begin to use a non-hormonal form of contraception. Consumers should also contact their doctors and return the faulty prescriptions back to their pharmacies.

Greg Gianforcaro, a litigation attorney from New Jersey, feels these defective pills could potentially put the Pfizer out of business.

Gianforcaro highlights that cases involving the weak contraceptive could be compared to lawsuits that have been filed in the past concerning botched vasectomy surgeries.

“I don’t anticipate that happening here, but there’s always the possibility,” Gianforcaro stated.

A spokeswoman for Pfizer said that they were currently looking into the matter.

To read the press release from Pfizer: click here.

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