Call The Breast Implant Dow claim Helpline Alaska for Juneau and Fairbanks and Speak to a female medical social worker and a female silicone breast implant lawyer
About Silicone Breast Implants
There are two types of breast implants. Silicone gel-filled breast implants have a silicone outer shell that is filled with silicone gel. Saline filled breast implants contain a silicone outer shell filled with a sterile saltwater (saline) solution.
Both types of implants have had adverse affects to the human immune system. Do not be fooled by thinking that you had saline implants and will not get sick. Any amount of silicone, no matter how small, can cause your body to have an internal allergic reaction or toxicity disease.
Silicon is the second most abundant element on earth, next to oxygen. Silicones are actually a family of chemical compounds. They are made of silicon, which is a naturally occurring element found in sand, quartz, and rock. When silicon is mixed with oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon, it becomes silicone. Silicone can be made in a variety of forms. Low molecular weight silicones form oils. Middle molecular weight forms gels, and high molecular weight forms elastomers and rubbers. Silicone is found in many other types of implants, such as facial implants, artificial joints, drainage systems.
Currently, Mentor and Inamed silicone implants have 3 layers of shell surrounding the silicone gel. This reduces the amount of gel bleed. It does, however, make the implants a bit firmer than they were years ago, but this is attributed to the thicker shell. Speaking from my own personal experience with silicone gel breast implants, the silicone implants of today are still very soft and natural feeling.
Silicone gel breast implants come pre-filled, meaning that there is no fill to be added. The only real drawback to a pre-filled implant is that the incision will have to be a bit longer, depending on the size of the implant to be inserted. This is especially true for textured silicone and gummy bear silicone implants, which are somewhat firmer. Another reason that textured silicone implants require a longer incision is the fact that the shell is textured. Because silicone gel breast implants come pre-filled, they cannot be inserted via the TUBA incision (nor can any other type of pre-filled implant).
Manufacturers of Silicone Breast Implants
There are many brands of implants. Some of the major brands used in the United States are:
- Bristol Myer Squibb
- Dow Corning
Complications of Silicone Breast Implants
- autoimmune disease,
- dry eyes,
- dry mouth
- joint pain with swelling
- skin rashes,
- face rashes,
- numbness and tingling in hands and toes,
- chronic fatigue,
- muscle pain,
- abnormal blood work
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
The myths and controversy of Silicone Breast Implants
Breast Implants were introduced onto the market in 1970’s, women were told their implants would last forever. For someone who had under gone mastectomies due to Breast Cancer, they were getting a new lease in life; they had a chance to feel like a woman again. Others, whose breast unfortunately never fully matured, felt they finally had a chance to love their bodies and figure. Everyone was under the impression that these implants were indestructible and there would never be any complications. Unfortunately, we were all misled.
Problems relating to breast implants began to surface in the late 1980’s. They were finally removed from the market by the FDA in 1992.New studies have proven that Breast Implants are not lifetime devices. The longer you have breast implants, the more likely it is that complications will occur. Even though the FDA has made these claims, many physicians still do not believe there is any connection to autoimmune disease and Breast Implants. To this day, most women had no idea that their sicknesses and diseases could have been related to their silicone implants.
Settlement Facility Dow Corning Trust:
YOU CAN STILL FILE A CLAIM WITHIN THE DOW SETTLEMENT
Many women registered with the SF-DCT prior to their bankruptcy. Compensation is still available for explant (implant removal) and disease claims.
Call the breast Implant Helpline Alaska. Speak to a female medical social worker and female attorney to learn about your status and SF-DCT breast implant claim
MDL-926 Breast Implant claims
If you are a registered claimant in the MDL 926, and have received a deficiency notice, call or email our office today to give us an opportunity to examine the Claims Offices’ ruling.
There are many different types of disease that fall under the guidelines of the Class Action. Different levels of compensation are available for specific disease and diagnoses’. Some of them are: Lupus, autoimmune disease, dry eyes, dry mouth; joint pain with swelling, skin rashes, face rashes, numbness and tingling in hands and toes (neuropathy), chronic fatigue, muscle pain, or abnormal blood work. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be entitled to compensation.
How can a lawyer help me?
The Breast Implant Litigation has many different categories. Many years of deadlines and false promises have made this Class Action very confusing. You deserve the right to justice and compensation if you meet the criteria. Call the Breast Implant Helpline, Alaska today and and we will connect you to a female breast implant lawyer covering Alaska