Hi cre8tiv. I have a tough time with questions like these. You have a lot on your plate, and much to deal with. Are lawsuits and the stress involved your best choice? Here's things to think about.
Hindsight to help you make future decisions: 1. Always insist on a condom. They are a backup to the pill, and a protection from STD's. 2. Always bring a list of your current medications, including over-the-counter such as vitamins, to every doctor appointment. Then ask him/her specifically to be sure there can be no interactions with the new prescription. 3. Always ask your pharmacist to confirm the interaction possibility.
Lawsuit? Which of the people should you sue? Walgreen's, the doctor, or yourself? Lawsuits are not the get-rich-quick schemes people envision. They are stressful, expensive, and time consuming. Most lawyers give a free consultation. See more than one, and don't look for someone who says what you want to hear. Look for someone who says what you need to hear. Ask yourself how your energy is best spent. You have a pregnancy to deal with. Whatever you decide, I wish you the best.
most people read the warnings , Only avery few women (or in your case girls) don't know about the interaction with birth control. Even if that were the case the pill isn't 100% protection. How would you prove in a lawsuit that you never missed taking it at the same time everyday and never missed a dose.
this sounds strange to me. anytime i have picked up prescriptions, the pharmacist reads all this crap about interactions & side effects for like five minutes. then they give me this big printout of the same.
if you sue a large company like walgreens, you won't be the first lawsuit they've seen before. they have deep pockets because their experienced legal team protects those pockets. other large company: walmart in particular has this down to a science. oh yeah, your lawyer will likely want a large down payment from you before they do anything unless they themselves really believe you have a chance of winning.
either way, the only 100% effective birth control is... abstinence.
abstinence is not hip. it's uncool. it's old school. it's prudish. it's uptight. but it's effective. 100% so.
good luck on teaching your child on how to take responsibility for themselves.
No lawsuit. You have a responsibility to educate yourself. Antibiotics interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. I'm sure you've been told this and that an alternative method is required while taking antibiotics. Two methods are recommended anyway. All pharmacies have strict rules for providing information to help customers and to defend themselves against lawsuits.
Of course you can sue, you can always sue, just find a lawyer to take the case for you. You will probably be advised to sue everyone, why stop with the pharmacist? The doc prescribed it for you and should have checked with the other meds you were taking. If you want to sue--go for it. It will be stressful, time-consuming, and won't have any guaranteed positive result. This is a sucky situation, I'm sorry you have to go through it!
Every prescription I have gotten has very detailed inserts that thoroughly describe possible side - effects, interaction with other drugs , and so on . It is up to you to read these things and also to make your doctor aware of all meds that you are taking , doing your own due diligence is the top priority . How sad that in these times , we get lazy and expect everyone else to do everything for us , so typically American that we do so little to educate ourselves and then cry foul when something goes wrong!