Suit Filed Against Pharmaceutical Company That Allegedly Mispackaged Birth Control

Over 100 women may have become pregnant due to a birth control mix-up.
1:35 | 11/11/15

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We turn next here to a major lawsuit, a group of women coming together to sue over a birth control mixup. All of it over their bills, and allege D mistake in packaging that they said led to more than 100 surprise pregnancies. Tonight, ABC's Mara schiavocampo on how this happened, and why they think the company should help pay to raise their children. Reporter: Tonight, 113 women suing a major pharmaceutical company for mispackaged birth control pills they say resulted in unwanted pregnancies. The women from 28 states seeking millions in damages, some asking for the total cost of raising a child until adulthood, including education. According to the lawsuit, birth control pills were packaged in the wrong order. Rotated 180 degrees, reversing the weekly tablet orientation. As a result, the plaintiffs claim they were taking placebo sugar pills, intended for the week of administration, at the wrong time of the month, leaving them without adequate contraception. That error prompted an fda recall in 2011, but not before these women say they unintentionally became pregnant. Wow, the suit is going to make a lot of headlines now. Has the pharmaceutical company responded to ABC? Reporter: They have, David. In a statement, they told us that the recall was based on a, quote, extremely small number of affected packs and they've only ever been able to confirm that one single defective pack was sold to a patient. David? Mara schiavocampo, great to have you.

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