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The Nation

Cards and letters poured into the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Va., from women trying to beat today’s deadline for submitting claims that they were injured by the Dalkon Shield contraceptive made by A.H. Robins. About 300,000 claims relating to the IUD are expected to be filed with the court, which is receiving about 10,000 notices daily. Before a litigation crunch forced the pharmaceutical giant to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, Robins or its insurers had paid $378 million to settle 9,230 claims.


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