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    Los Angeles model Lauren Wasser suing tampon maker after toxic shock syndrome led to her losing a leg

    A MODEL who lost a leg and nearly died from toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is suing the company that makes the brand of tampon she used.

    The family of Los Angeles model Lauren Wasser claim the instructions on Kotex tampons are confusing. As well as Kimberly-Clark Corporation, the makers of Kotex, Ms Wasser is also suing Kroger grocery stores, where she bought the tampons.

    Ms Wasser told VICE she hopes the lawsuit will draw attention to the dangers of TSS, a complication of bacterial infections that can be brought on by wearing tampons for too long.

    The California model, who appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue as a two-year-old, was 24 when she was hospitalized with the condition. At the time she was living the dream with an apartment in Santa Monica, nights out at LA parties and daytimes spent at acting classes and keeping her 1.8-metre perfect physique in trim with long bike rides.

    Now 27, she told VICE: ?Everything was based on looks. I was that girl, and I didn?t even think about it.?

    In October 2012 her envious lifestyle fell apart when she left a birthday party after complaining of feeling sick. She went to bed, spending the next day and night lying in her apartment.

    The following morning her worried mum sent a friend over along with police to check on her. She was rushed to hospital with a fever of 41C.

    As her internal organs began to shut down she suffered a massive heart attack. Panicked doctors couldn?t work out what was wrong until they called an infectious disease specialist who asked if she was wearing a tampon. The tampon she was wearing was sent to the labs and came back positive for TSS.

    Over the coming hours the infection in her limbs turned to gangrene.

    ?It?s the most excruciating pain I?ve ever felt?I don?t know how to describe it to you,? she said.

    Despite last-ditch efforts to fight off the gangrene, including oxygen therapy in a pressure chamber, she had to have her right leg amputated below the knee.

    Her family have brought a lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corpotration in part, their lawyer says, to make a point about the dangers of the synthetic materials used in tampons.

    TSS is a complication of bacterial infections usually involving staph bacteria. About 20 per cent of the population has the staph bacteria present in their bodies and this combined with prolonged tampon use can cause TSS.

    The family also claim the disclaimer on the tampon box was not clear enough. The brand?s warning reads: ?Change your tampon every four to eight hours, including overnight?, which the family argues is confusing since it can mean longer than eight hours.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/hea...-1227405060962

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    So pretty much she didn't pay attention during 6th grade sex ed and now she's suing Kotex because she ignored the warnings in that leaflet they put in every pack. Reading is hard.

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    Every girl knows about TSS! I know about it and I haven't only ever worn a tampon once! (because you guys needed that info lol)
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    Because they are probably not ghetto and hood like me.

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    Oh my fucking word! I even know about TSS...many a time I needed something to read while on the toilet. So, Kotex is responsible for you reading a package now? No points awarded and may God have mercy on your soul!


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    I find it hilarious that YOU are acting all high and mighty toward us when you're posting on here just like anyone else and in addition, defending a murderer. A child murderer, at that. Go fuck a Popsicle.

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    I was so scared of tampons because of TSS. You learn it in school, it's on the back of every box next to those directions that she had trouble understanding, and I remember reading about a girl that had it in Seventeen or Cosmo Girl when I was a teen.

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    it seems pretty impossible to get tss to me i mean, i change that shit constantly.
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    I don't even wanna know how long she used the same one for....

    I love this line -
    she told VICE: ?Everything was based on looks. I was that girl, and I didn?t even think about it.
    Good hygiene is for ugly girls.

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    i mean, maybe at the end of your period when it's like, not getting full enough for you to feel it, but even then, you would notice in the shower, no?
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    I just think this chick is an idiot...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
    Because they are probably not ghetto and hood like me.

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    I've gotten into online discussions about the benefits of menstrual cups (can be worn longer than tampons and isn't associated with TSS) and a lady thought it was weird I set countdown alarms for tampons. She had never kept track of the time when using tampons in the 30 years she had been menstruating. I'm guessing some women are either ignorant or indifferent.

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    The family of Los Angeles model Lauren Wasser claim the instructions on Kotex tampons are confusing. As well as Kimberly-Clark Corporation, the makers of Kotex, Ms Wasser is also suing Kroger grocery stores, where she bought the tampons.
    Why the fuck is she suing Krogers? That makes no sense. Kroger's has nothing to do with what and how she inserts something into her hooha.

    And how are the instructions confusing? Instructions for what? Inserting? Or the TSS?

    She's suing because she's a dumbass.

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    She's doing it for the publicity. She's a typical "look at me" wannabe famous person.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
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    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    If she was on the cover of Italian Vogue at age two, my guess is she comes from a family in the industry. Small children with big, important modelling jobs usually do.

    She probably can't accept the fact that she can't do the thing she was born to do so she wants someone to blame. She must be suing for lots of money if she's asking for lost income.

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    She should've bought Cottons




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    You have to be pretty fucking gross and stupid to not know you should be changing that shit within 8hrs.

    I also used Kotex when I was like, 18. I knew how that shit worked, I didn't need to read the instructions. AND they're suing Kroger? This family is hard up for some cash.
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    Listen, if no one cares when a crazy noodle walks in and executes children with a gun, no one cares about anything.

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    I burned my hand on the stove the other day. Guess I'll sue the shit out of Frigidaire. Oh! And why not Sears while I'm at it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    That's like drinking 8 shots and then crashing your car. And then you sue Jack Daniels and Kroger because there was no label saying "IF YOU DRINK 8 SHOTS OF THIS YOU WILL PROBABLY CRASH YOUR CAR."

    She's just an idiot who probably got drunk at the party she was at, forgot she had a tampon in for a while, passed out, and then boom.
    Quote Originally Posted by bowieluva View Post
    Listen, if no one cares when a crazy noodle walks in and executes children with a gun, no one cares about anything.

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    tampons suck, though. They aren't good for you and they're also a tremendous waste of packaging.

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    When I had periods I only used tampons. I fucking hate pads. Nope nope nope.
    Quote Originally Posted by bowieluva View Post
    Listen, if no one cares when a crazy noodle walks in and executes children with a gun, no one cares about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shins View Post
    When I had periods I only used tampons. I fucking hate pads. Nope nope nope.
    TWINS! Although I do have to wear both on my heavy days since I'll bleed through within an hour and Dog walking doesn't always make toilets available at every stop.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Yeah. Fuck periods.
    Quote Originally Posted by bowieluva View Post
    Listen, if no one cares when a crazy noodle walks in and executes children with a gun, no one cares about anything.

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    So, this cup thing...Is it like a diaphragm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    I burned my hand on the stove the other day. Guess I'll sue the shit out of Frigidaire. Oh! And why not Sears while I'm at it.
    don't forget the electric company for supplying the energy to heat the stove...unless it's gas, then it's the gas company.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
    Because they are probably not ghetto and hood like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marycontrary View Post
    So, this cup thing...Is it like a diaphragm?

    insert it. take out and clean, put back in. they also make disposable ones that you don't have to clean...but that takes away from the environment friendly aspect of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
    Because they are probably not ghetto and hood like me.

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