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Woman Sues Over Mislabeled Birth Control

2/20/2013 6:12 PM ET

A 33-year-old Kansas City woman is suing Qualitest Pharmaceuticals for becoming pregnant due to a packaging error for her birth control medicine.

According to New York Daily News, Shanta Russell, a single mother who found out she was pregnant in June 2011, wants compensation from the company. Qualitest admitted to putting her birth control pills in the wrong order in her birth control blister pack.

The parent company to Qualitest, Endo Pharmaceuticals, is also being sued. The company has refused to comment.

"I questioned myself. After all these years, how could this happen?" Russell said, according to the Daily News. "Then I received a letter in the mail. Of course I was angry. There was nothing I did that was a mistake."

Russell is suing the company for the costs of raising her daughter, as well as for her own health care, and emotional pain.

Similar lawsuits are being filed by women in California, Tennessee, Texas and Georgia.

by RTT Staff Writer

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