Mispackaged Birth Control Pills Caused Pregnancy: Suit

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT) -- A woman lodged a class action against Qualitest Products Inc. in Georgia court on Friday claiming she became pregnant because the drugmaker's birth control pills were mispackaged, weeks after Qualitest announced a voluntary nationwide recall due to the error.

Lauren Betancourt had been taking Qualitest's Gildess FE 1/20 oral contraceptive for about four months, according to her attorneys Steven Beard and Keith Bodoh. Betancourt discovered she was pregnant within the last few weeks, they said.

Qualitest, a unit of Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., announced the recall of...
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