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 Breast Implant Diseases and Complications

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned that both silicone and saline breast implants may be associated with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare form of cancer. thousands of women who have had their implants for one or two decades now are seeking medical help for symptoms which resemble arthritis, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, connective tissue disorders, and/or immune dysfunction and seem to be associated with their breast implants.

Additonial Silicone breast Implant Complications Include:

  •     Breast Pain
  •     Upper and Lower Back Pain
  •     dry eyes
  •     joint pain and swelling
  •     myalgias
  •     chronic fatigue
  •     Lupus
  •     numbness and tingling in extremities
  •     photosensitivity
  •     Chemical Sensitivities
  •     Muscle Pain, Stiffness, Unusual Fatigue
  •     Excessive Hair Loss
  •     Achy or Swollen Joints
  •     Extreme fatigue
  •     Skin Rashes
  •     Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •     Polymyositis-Dermatomyositis
  •     Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  •     Scleroderma
  •     Sjogren’s syndrome
  •     Anemia
  •     Sensitivity to Sunlight
  •     Kidney Problems
  •     Fever
  •     Difficulty Swallowing or Breathing

Breast Implant complications may be serious. You must see a physician immediately.

Symptoms of Lupus

  • 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

FDA and Effects of Silicone breast implants  on Children

At this time, it is not known if a small amount of silicone may pass through from the breast implant silicone shell into breast milk during breastfeeding. Although there are currently no established methods for accurately detecting silicone levels in breast milk, a study measuring silicon (one component in silicone) levels did not indicate higher levels in breast milk from women with silicone gel-filled implants when compared to women without implants.
In addition, concerns have been raised regarding potential damaging effects on children born to mothers with implants. Two studies in humans have found no increased risk of birth defects in children born to mothers who have had breast implant surgery. Although low birth weight, was reported in a third study, other factors (for example, lower pre-pregnancy weight) may explain this finding.

Breast Implant Claims

MDL-926  is Closed

If you are a registered claimant in the MDL 926 Revised Settlement Program, and have the following:

  • Already filed a Disease Claim prior to the 12/15/2010 deadline
  • Received a deficiency notice
  • Submitted additional supporting medical records prior to 12/15/2010
  • Received a denial in 2011

You have the right to appeal the Claims Offices’ ruling within 45 days of notification of your denial.

 

 

11,000 claimants have been approved for either an Expedited Release Payment of $600.00 or a Disease Cash-Out Offer of $3,000.00. Total payments to date from the Class 7 Fund are $15.5 million. The total fund is $57.5 million NPV.

June 3, 2019 Deadline To Submit Disease Or Expedited Release Claim

If you are registered with the SF-DCT and have not submitted your disease claim, contact our the Dow Corning Breast Implant Helpline for an explanation of the benefits available to you.

Dow Corning/SF-DCT Registration deadline has passed. If you are not sure of your status, you owe it to yourself to call us and find out about your rights within the SF-DCT.

There is no obligation to use our services, and YOU PAY NO FEE UNLESS YOU ARE AWARDED A SETTLEMENT.

Status Of Premium Payments

We do not have an update on when the Finance Committee will make a recommendation to pay the partial Premium Payments to claimants whose payment was stopped because of the ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The Claimant Advisory Committee strongly believes – and has urged the Finance Committee – that these payments should be made immediately. We believe they will  file a recommendation with the Court sometime this year. Once a recommendation is filed, the District Court must still approve it.

There is no update on when the final 50% Premium Payment will be made.

Increased Severity Claims

The Claims Office is now accepting claim filings for “Increased Severity”. You may qualify for an additional settlement if:

Your disease claim was approved in Disease Option 1 (such as ACTD or ANDS disease claims), AND your disease now qualifies for Severity Level A (100% total disability);
Your disease claim was approved in Disease Option 2. You can apply for an Increased Severity Level if you now have a disease or condition that qualifies for a higher level payment.
The deadline to file for Increased Severity claims is June 3, 2019.