Cu-7 IUD Litigation
Resolved approximately 135 cases for women implanted with the Cu-7 IUD manufactured by G.D. Searle & Co. The first case tried in Minnesota resulted in an $8.5 million verdict on behalf of the plaintiff, including an award of $6 million in punitive damages. A second case tried in Los Angeles settled on the eve of closing arguments. Shortly thereafter, all remaining cases were settled.