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Tampons; Toxic Shock

The plaintiff, a married woman in her thirties, developed joint pain, fever, chills, rash, hallucinations and vaginal discomfort during two of her normal menstrual periods. Diagnostic investigation revealed a disease known as “toxic shock syndrome.” The syndrome is characterized by the presence of a bacterial infection caused by the use of tampons (in particular with those that are “super absorbent”). There were no warnings on the product concerning the disease or its possible symptoms.[127]

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