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Breast Implant Helpline, Breast Implant Lawyers South Carolina

Dow Corning breast implant lawyer: Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Hilton head, Myrtle beach and all of South Carolina.

There are two types of breast implants approved for sale in the United States: saline-filled and silicone gel-filled. Both types have a silicone outer shell. They vary in size, shell thickness, and shape (contour).

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.

Symptoms of Silicone toxicity from Silicone Breast Implants

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
  •     Anemia
  •     Sensitivity to Sunlight
  •     Kidney Problems
  •     Fever
  •     Difficulty Swallowing or Breathing

Diseases from Silicone breast Implants

  •     Cancer
  •     Lupus
  •     Scleroderma
  •     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

Lupus and Breast Implants

Symptoms of breast implant lymphoma include:

  •     Pain
  •     Lumps
  •     Swelling
  •     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, and are registered you may be eligible to participate in the Dow Corning (SF-DCT) .

Your Breast Implant Lawyer will need to Know

  • Approximate date of initial implantation and at what facility?
  • Who was the doctor that performed the procedure?
  • Brand of Implant(s)?
  • Do you have a copy of your medical records from your breast implant surgery?
  • Have you had your implants removed?
  • Do you have proof of Manufacturer ?
  • Do you have medical disease reports from a physician ?
  • Are/were your implants ruptured?
  • Have you registered with either of the Claims Office? Which one(s)?
  • Have you filed a Medical/Disease Claim? SLE, dry eyes, joint pain and swelling, body and face rashes, myalgias, chronic fatigue, numbness and tingling in extremities, photosensitivity,?
  • Are you currently being treated by a doctor or a specialist?
  • Have you received money from either Breast Implant Litigation Settlement Fund?

Your breast Implant Claims Fall into two basic categories

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%.

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The current claims offices offering settlements include: Dow Corning Corporation

ny research detailing the possible dangers of silicone breast implants prior to marketing their product.For more information regarding your  Dow Corning Breast implant Claim Contact the Breast Implant Helpine South Carolina