Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Toxic Shock Victim Sues

The Michigan Daily, November 18, 1980
WCGH and Eloise always seemed to be at the forefront of medical technology and treatment so it shouldn't be a surprise that when the epidemic of Toxic Shock Syndrome hit the United States in early 1980 it played its part.

A 29-year-old Detroit-area woman named Peggy Crusan went to WCGH with flu-like symptoms only to be diagnosed with TSS. She sued the Kimberly Clark Corp., the maker of Kotex tampons, which debuted their superabsorbent Rely tampons in January of 1980 that led to an outbreak of the life-threatening illness.

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