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Complications of Silcone  Breast Implants, Your Breast Implant Claim Lawyer can help you with a Dow Corning Breast Implant Claim

Rupture From a Dow Corning Breast Implant
A rupture occurs  when the silicone covering tears or breaks. The ruptures  have been due to   a defect in the breast implant, implant stresses, a cut during a medical procedure, or simply by the aging of the implant.  A silicone gel leak or rupture can take years for someone to notice. The leaking silicone gel can cause disease and toxicity.

Capsular contracture
Capsular contracture occurs  when  the implant is too tight and feels like it is squeezing the implant.  The breast implant defect can occur with a saline or silicone gel breast implant and can cause severe to mild pain. The breast Implant  can change the shape of the breast and make it look deformed . Surgery  will be needed to fix the shape of the implant once it deflates.

Infection
infections can cause toxic shock syndrome or even death. If the infection is serious, the implant will be removed and can be replaced after the infection is gone. Many women have had severe complications from Silicone Breast Implants and have filed lawsuits.
If you have or have had implanted with silicone breast implants and are currently being treated by a doctor for the symptoms listed here, they may be from the silicone breast implants. If you have filed a breast implant Claim and are being treated for breast Implant related diseases we want to hear from you immediately. The Breast Implant Helpline is here for you.

  •     Breast Pain
  •     Upper and Lower Back Pain
  •     dry eyes
  •     joint pain and swelling
  •     myalgias
  •     chronic fatigue
  •     numbness and tingling in extremities
  •     photosensitivity
  •     Chemical Sensitivities
  •     Muscle Pain, Stiffness, Unusual Fatigue
  •     Excessive Hair Loss
  •     Achy or Swollen Joints
  •     Extreme fatigue
  •     Skin Rashes
  •     Anemia
  •     Sensitivity to Sunlight
  •     Kidney Problems
  •     Fever
  •     Difficulty Swallowing or Breathing

 

Diseases or Problems Have Been Linked to Having Silicone Breast Implants

The following are diseases that have been possibly linked with defective Dow Corning silicone breast implants. Studies have shown that women with implants may have at greater risk in developing problems compared to women without implants;

  •     Cancer
  •     Lupus
  •     Scleroderma
  •     poly arthritis
  •     peripheral neuropathy
  •     myalgia
  •     positvie ANA
  •     Fibromyalgia
  •     Scleroderma
  •     Neurological Diseases
  •     Rheumatological Problems
  •     Autoimmune Diseases
  •     Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  •     Esophogeal Immotility
  •     Raynaud’s Syndrome
  •     Multiple Sclerosis Like Symptoms
  •     General Connective Tissue Diseases
  •     Systemic Fungus
  •     Sjogren’s Syndrome

The  symptoms of lupus that you may experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the Lupus disease. The most common  symptoms include:

  • Fatigue and fever
  • Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose
  • Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
  • Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches, confusion, memory loss

Breast Implant Complications Specific to Reconstruction

  • Potential breast reconstruction risks are numerous, but following your surgeon’s pre- and post-surgical instructions carefully can help reduce your chances of developing them.
  • Bleeding
  • Scars
  • Complications at the donor sites for flap procedures, including abdominal hernias and muscle damage or weakness
  • Differences in the size and shape of the two breasts
  • Delayed or incomplete healing due to previous surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, smoking, alcohol, diabetes, various medicines and other factors
  • Lack of normal breast sensation. With time, the skin on the reconstructed breast can become more sensitive, but it will not give you the same kind of pleasure as before a mastectomy.
  • Swelling in the arm (lymphedema)
  • Infection
  • Tissue death (necrosis) of all or part of the flap
  • Problems at the donor site
  • Fatigue
  • The need for additional surgeries to correct problems
  • Problems with anesthesia

If you believe you may have a problem or disease relating to defective breast implants, you must be seen by a physician  immediately who is familiar with silicone breast implant side effects diagnosis and treatment.  Contact the Breat Implant Helpline immediately to speak to our medical social worker and a breast implant lawyer. If you were implanted with silicone breast implants prior to June 1993, you may be elegible for the Dow Corning (SF-DCT ) or the MDL 926  class action settlements. You must see a Physician to establish the connection between your implants and your current ailments. A Dow Corning Breast Implant lawyer can HelpYou.

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