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The Dalkon Shield was found to cause severe injury to a disproportionately large percentage of its users, which eventually led to numerous lawsuits, in which juries awarded millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. Inthe A. The Dalkon Corporation had only four shareholders: InDalkon Shield went into the market, beginning in the United States and "Dalkon shield fdating" Ricospearheaded by a large marketing campaign. At its peak, about 2.

At the time of its introduction, the Dalkon Shield was promoted as a safer alternative compared to birth control pillswhich at the time was the subject of many safety concerns. In Junethe CDC conducted a survey of 34, physicians with practices in gynecology or obstetrics regarding women who had been hospitalized or had died Dalkon shield fdating complications related to the use of an IUD in the previous 6 months.

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A total of 16, physicians responded, yielding 3, unique Dalkon shield fdating reports of women hospitalized in the first 6 months of Based on the survey response rate, the CDC estimated that a total of 7, IUD related hospitalizations occurred during this 6-month period. Dalkon shield fdating on an estimate of 3. The survey also provided 5 reports of device-related fatalities, with four of these related to severe infection.

One of the five was associated with the Dalkon Shield. Based on these data, the CDC estimated an IUD-related fatality rate of 3 per million users per year of use, which it compared favorably to the mortality risks associated with pregnancy and other forms of contraception.

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