Hello..my family has experienced two unplanned pregnancies..my son's gf, and my daughter, while on depo.

Asked almost 2 years ago - Marysville, CA

My son is 20 in college, his gf is 18, still in high school. This pregnancy has caused undo stress and financial burdens.
A year and a half ago my daughter became pregnant on depo. This, unplanned pregnancy again caused stress and financial burdens.
What are the odds that this same shot can affect one family in such a profound way? Do we have a chance for a lawsuit even for stress and compensation?

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  1. Eric Jerome Gold

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    Answered . Not all drugs work for everyone and there are generally disclaimers stating such. That being said, if repo doesn't work for your family, trying something else. It is highly unlikely that you will be able to sue the drug manufacturer for the stress and financial burden of the pregnancies.

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  2. Shawn Michael Haggerty

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    Answered . In legal terms, depo is considered deposition. Damages for stress an compensation are a rarew and unlikley request. I politley request family planning or buying condoms. Good luck and
    God bless.

  3. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer

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    Answered . Hello, this is not my area of law but I edited the practice area to include some related fields to help get you to the people most qualified.

    Good luck!

    Thomas A. Schaeffer, Esq. Law Office of Juarez and Schaeffer PO Box 16216, San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 804-4327 www.... more
  4. Stephen Ross Cohen

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    Answered . What do you mean by depo? it is an obvious abreviaton. No birth control is 100% they took chances and lost, but at least you are grandparents now. I am still waiting for my first grandchild.

    My name is Stephen R. Cohen California State Bar #60834, fax 1-888-958-5642, cell phone for appointment only 213-819-1171. I primarily practice in Los Angeles and Orange County but have been admitted other states and countries Pro Hac Vice. I have practiced extensively in Family Law, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury and have forgotten how many trials I have been in. I like to listen to my client's recitation of their version of the facts, and their desired outcome--then pose questions to them to determine the viability of their case and their personal ability to testify. Then I decide if I will take their case (I hate Losing). If I do not want to take your case get a second or third opinion sometimes I am wrong, or we just do not have the chemistry to work together. My hourly rate is $400 plus costs, travel and lodging expenses. I take no contingency fee cases under $500,000. The answers here do not create an attorney-client relationship obviously I would spend a great deal more time with a client even on a small matter.
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    Very truly yours,


    Stephen R. Cohen

    you have no cause of action for these unplanned pregnancies unles the medicine caused birth defects

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