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Health & Fitness Third generation pill: The Girondine victim who is fighting against the Bayer lab will have his case investigated

21:20  26 october  2020
21:20  26 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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It's a victory for Marion Larat , severely disabled after an stroke which she attributes to taking a third generation pill produced by Bayer. The young woman lodged a complaint against the laboratory in November 2012. A complaint that will be the subject of a criminal investigation after a court decision overturned a dismissal pronounced in 2018, her lawyer announced on Monday.

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At the same time, at the civil level, Marion Larat, whose justice had recognized the quality of victim of "a medical accident not at fault", was granted by a judgment in September of the judicial court of Bordeaux, compensation of 4, 5 million euros by the National Medical Accident Compensation Office (Oniam).

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With this turnaround in a case that has been running for eight years and concerns thousands of women claiming to be victims each year of sequelae of hormonal contraceptives, the investigation chamber of the The Paris Court of Appeal indicated, in a judgment in July, that “it was wrongly considered that the causal link between the taking of (the Méliane pill) and the stroke had not been established certain ”, one indicated of source close to the file.

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Me Jean-Christophe Coubris, lawyer for Marion Larat, welcomed the appointment of an examining magistrate, who should hear his client "by the end of the year". At the end of 2012, Marion Larat, a 25-year-old ex-student from Bordeaux, became the first Frenchwoman to file a complaint for "involuntary harm to the integrity of the person", after a stroke in 2006 and a 65% disability. , which she attributes to a third-generation pill, Méliane, produced by the German group Bayer.

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At the time, the case prompted the health authorities to anticipate the delisting of "mini-pills" and paved the way for some 130 other complaints, centralized at the public health center of the Paris prosecutor's office. But in 2017, the prosecution closed the investigation into 29 brands of third and fourth generation contraceptive pills. Marion's lawyer then lodged a complaint with civil proceedings, leading to the appointment of an investigating judge, but a dismissal order was issued in October 2018, hence the appeal by Me Coubris.

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In the wake of the Marion Larat affair, the climate of mistrust of third and fourth generation pills led to dramatic drops in sales. And the publicized fight of the young woman "for the other victims", had earned her a "Woman of the year" award (France2 / RTL / Marie-Claire).

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