Dalkon shield

Dalkon shield

Dalkon: shielded by the Law

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Ann Pappert
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses how IUD manufacturers use legal maneuvers to avoid negligence payments. Indicate the challenges faced by women who are seeking justice. 

 


Getting rid of the crab

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Madeline Boscoe
Connie Clement
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Unshielded: the human cost of the Dalkon Shield

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Mary Florence Hawkins
Publisher: 
University of Toronto Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explores the controversy surrounding the Dalkon Shield, an intrauterine device used by four million women worldwide between 1970 and 1974.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
BIRT.H39 1997
ISBN 0802078613
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Spring 1998: This new book is a recounting of the Dalkon Shield, widely used as a contraceptive IUD for millions of women in the early 1970s. Despite questionable research conducted by its manufacturer, A.H. Robins, and painful side effects, it was over 15 years before its damaging effects were formally made public. While over 300,000 victims brought charges against the manufacturer, destroyed medical reports, inadequate legal representation and other bungles resulted in some claimants receiving as little as $100. Says Hawkins, the author of Unshielded, "the lessons from this tragic incident have not been learned."
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