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Silicone Breast Implant Overview
Between 5 million and 10 million women have breast implants worldwide
Dangers of Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone and its contaminants which bleed through its surrounding implant envelope into neighboring tissue have the potential for significant toxicity in the implant recipient. Silicone elicits antibody responses and immunological abnormalities.
Silicone is used for Many things
Silicone is used for menstrual cups, enclosures for electrical equipment, and also fire stops used in the process of fire retardation.
Typical symptoms associated with silicone illness (also called “silicone poisoning” or “silicosis”) include cognitive dysfunction, short-term memory loss, Sjogren’s syndrome (dryness in the glands, such as the mouth, kidneys, eyes, and lungs), scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatom-yositis, severe joint and muscle pain, incapacitating fatigue, swollen lymph glands, skin problems, peripheral numbness, multiple allergies, headaches, hair loss, sunlight sensitivity, central nervous system disorders (similar to multiple sclerosis), and others.
Symptoms Associated with breast Implants
- Breast Pain
- Upper and Lower Back Pain
- Chemical Sensitivities
- Muscle Pain, Stiffness, Unusual Fatigue
- Excessive Hair Loss
- Achy or Swollen Joints
- Extreme fatigue
- Skin Rashes
- Sensitivity to Sunlight
- Kidney Problems
- Difficulty Swallowing or Breathing
Diseases from Silicone breast Implants
- 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
Lupus and Breast Implants
Breast Implants Linked to Cancer
(FDA) has advised that breast implants, whether composed of saline or silicone, are linked to Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), a cancer of the immune system. It issued a breast implant warning in the form of a safety communication on its web site.
Symptoms of breast implant lymphoma include:
- Asymmetry that developed after their initial surgical sites were fully healed
These symptoms were due to collection of fluid (peri-implant seroma), hardening of breast area around the implant (capsular contracture), or masses surrounding the breast implant. Examination of the fluid and capsule surrounding the breast implant led to the ALCL diagnosis, the FDA said.
ALCL is a rare malignant tumor (non-Hodgkin lymphoma) that may appear in several parts of the body including the lymph nodes, skin, bones, soft tissue, lungs or liver. Each year ALCL is diagnosed in about 1 out of 500,000 women in the United States. ALCL located in breast tissue is found in only about 3 out of every 100 million women nationwide without breast implants.
If you believe you may have a problem or disease relating to defective breast implants, it is recommended to contact an experienced Lupus physician who can make a l diagnosis. This proof of disease diagnosis will help your breast implant claim.
What should I do if I have Symptoms from breast Implants and Have filed a claim ?
If you answered yes to any of these questions and you were inserted with silicone or saline breast implants before June 1, 1993, you may be eligible to participate in the Dow Corning (SF-DCT) Class Action settlements. Contact the Dow Corning breast implant Helpline and speak to a Dow Breast Implant lawyer.
Dow Corning trust Payments
Any approved disease in Disease Option 1 with a Severity or Disability Level of A, B, C, or D To be eligible for this, you must have proof that you have or had one or more Dow Corning breast implants and have not had a Bristol, Baxter or 3M silicone gel breast implant **
Severity / Disability Level Base Payment Premium Payment Total Payment
Level A $50,000 $10,000 $60,000
Level B $20,000 $4000 $24,000
Level C $10,000 $2000 $12,000
** If you have acceptable proof that you have or had a Bristol, Baxter, or 3M silicone gel breast implant, the Total Payment Amount will be reduced by 50%.
MDL-926 is Closed
In 1991, Dow Corning manufactured an sold more that 4,500 silicone-based products to 45,000 customers worldwide, and was considered a leader in the industry. About 1% of total sales in 1991 came from silicone .
The FDA Issued a warning that Breast implants linked to rare cancer
Federal health officials issued a warning that breast implants may increase the risk of developing a very rare form of lymphoma.
The Food and Drug Administration has previously announced it had detected a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a cancer of the immune system.”Although very rare, the FDA believes women with breast implants may have a small increased risk of developing ALCL,” said William Maisel, the FDA’s chief scientist and deputy director of science in the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
For more information regarding your Breast implant Claim Contact the Dow Corning Breast Implant Helpline and Speak to a medical social worker and a Dow Corning breast implant lawyer today.