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Doctors and company to be held liable for contraceptive failure

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 23 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1467
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    A court in Holland has ruled that 15 women who became pregnant despite using the contraceptive implant Implanon are entitled to be paid damages for their “unintentional pregnancy.” But whether Organon, the Netherlands based company that marketed Implanon, or the individual doctors who inserted it are liable remains unanswered.

    The court concluded that both should pay damages unless either can bring further evidence. The doctors need to prove that the product was faulty and that they inserted it properly, Organon the opposite.

    The decision covers 15 cases brought by the women against Organon and 13 brought against their …

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