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]

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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