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Dow Corning Breast Implant Claims , Adverse Indicent Report

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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: DOW CORNING CORP.DOW CORNINGSILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANT. Dow Corning Trust Claims are still active. If you have filed a Dow Corning Claim and Need help call our Dow Corning Claims lawyers today.

DOW CORNING CORP.DOW CORNING SILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANT

 

Rptr had initial breast implants placed following mastectomy for/ to prevent cancer. Rptr claims she has had the right implant replaced once. She has had two breast surgeries on the left, and four breast surgeries in the right; all beginning with the first implant surgery. Rptr does not have implants in now, does not know if calcium deposits occurred, and states that no biopsies were performed on tissue samples. Medical professionals have not confirmed silicone outside the breast scar tissue capsule. Rptr claims that the left heyer-shulte implant ruptured, and she had one capsular contracture. Rptr claims that the right heyer-shulte implant became a "painful contracture", and that this implant was "traveling from the original site, requiring removal". Rptr states that the dow corining implant was removed "intact", and that she suffered one capsular contracture. Rptr claims to have been diagnosed with the following after implantation: bladder/urinary chronic infections, low blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, anxiety &/or depression, lack of concentration, mood swings, getting lost or confused, balance disturbances/vertigo/dizziness, atypical multiple sclerosis, elevated cholesterol or triglicerides dry eyes, thyroid problems, hashimoto's disease, raynaud's disease, esophagitis, duodenitis &/or gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hysterectomy, chronic vaginitis, hypersensitivity or allergies to molds, dust or pollen, unusual chronic infections, connective tissue disease, sjogren's syndrome, chronic swollen lymph nodes, lymphadenopathy under anus, sun sensitive, chronic fatigue syndrome, and clumsiness/drop things.

 

Rptr had initial breast implants placed following mastectomy for/ to prevent cancer. Rptr claims she has had the right implant replaced once. She has had two breast surgeries on the left, and four breast surgeries in the right; all beginning with the first implant surgery. Rptr does not have implants in now, does not know if calcium deposits occurred, and states that no biopsies were performed on tissue samples. Medical professionals have not confirmed silicone outside the breast scar tissue capsule. Rptr claims that the left heyer-shulte implant ruptured, and she had one capsular contracture. Rptr claims that the right heyer-shulte implant became a "painful contracture", and that this implant was "traveling from the original site, requiring removal". Rptr states that the dow corining implant was removed "intact", and that she suffered one capsular contracture. Rptr claims to have been diagnosed with the following after implantation: bladder/urinary chronic infections, low blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, anxiety &/or depression, lack of concentration, mood swings, getting lost or confused, balance disturbances/vertigo/dizziness, atypical multiple sclerosis, elevated cholesterol or triglicerides dry eyes, thyroid problems, hashimoto's disease, raynaud's disease, esophagitis, duodenitis &/or gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hysterectomy, chronic vaginitis, hypersensitivity or allergies to molds, dust or pollen, unusual chronic infections, connective tissue disease, sjogren's syndrome, chronic swollen lymph nodes, lymphadenopathy under anus, sun sensitive, chronic fatigue syndrome, and clumsiness/drop things.

If you have a claim filed with Dow Corning Trust and need help with a deficiency notice or other letter from Dow Corning regarding your claim contact the Dow Corning Breast Implant Calim helpline today.

Attention Dow Corning Trust Claimants, Filings Before 1994

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If you have filed a claim with Dow Corning Trust and need help with the complex settlement system we have lawyers who can help you at no cost to you. To be eligible for help you must be on the Dow Corning Trust settlement list and filed a claim and have a pending Dow Corning Trust Claim. If you have problems with your MDL-926 filing or your Dow Corning Trust Claim contact us immediately for help.

1994, Breast Implants Dow Corning Trust Claims Helpline

 

If you have filed a Breast implant claim prior to 1994 and need help with the Complexities of the Dow Trust or MDL-926 we can help you.

Our Breast Implant team can help with proof of Manufacturer, Disease determinations, and deficiencey notices. We are your source for making sense of a difficult maize of requirements. Our Breast implant lawyers have helped thousands of women. Contact us for help with your settlement claims;

MDL-926 Breast Implant Revised Settlement Program:

The Revised Settlement Program (RSP) permanently closed on 12/15/10. If your diesease claim was received by Claims Office  before the deadline and you receive a deficiency notice you will have one year from the letter date to correct the deficiency.

If you are a registered claimant of the MDL 926 and have filed prior to 12/15/10 and received a deficiency notice contact the Breast Implant Helpline. If yiu have submitted additional supporting documentation and received a denial in 2011 contact the Breast Implant Helpline.

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.

 

Dow Settlement Facility -Dow Corning Trust and Your Silicone Breast Implants

On 09/06/01 The Settlement Facility – Dow Corning Trust (the "SF-DCT")  was  created to administer silicone gel and implant claims against Dow Corning. You may contact the SF-DCT toll-free at 1-866-874-6099 or (713) 874-6099. SF-DCT and the RSP Claims Office are two separate entities. However, this maize can become extremely confusing very quickly. If you do not have a breast implant lawyer to assist you contact the Breast Implant Helpline Today.

The Settlement Facility for the Dow Corning Trust (SF-DCT) is  processing class 5 claims. Class 7 claims have not been completed yet.

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.

The Settlement Facility is still reviewing Proof of Manufacturer Claims in Class 7 and is expected to complete all Proof of Manufacturer reviews within the next year.

A breast implant Lawyer can help You

  • Help you respond to your deficiency notice
  • Get  help with proof of manufacturer
  • Get help with proof of disease diagnosis
  • Help you with you Dow Corning Trust  and the Dow Corning Trust Settlement Facility requirements and interfacing
  • Help You with any of the Settlement trust office communications
  • Be your ally and confidant  and help you deal with the process of your Breast implant claim
  • Offer support and guidance
IMPORTANT DEADLINE INFORMATION ON NOI SETTLEMENTS
A settlement has been reached between the Claims Advisory Committee and Dow Corning which allows Notice of Intent (NOI) Claimants to have their claims for Explant, Rupture and Expedited Release processed and if, eligible, paid.  If a NOI claimant has already filed an Explant, Rupture or Expedited Release, they do not need to do anything to accept the NOI Settlement.
The SF-DCT has sent out an “Acceptance of NOI Settlement” form to all eligible NOI claimants.  You can also download a copy of this form on the Claimant Advisory Committee’s web site. If you want the SF-DCT to expedite the review and payment of your claim, you will need to complete the “Acceptance of NOI Settlement” form and mail it to the SF-DCT.  When the SF-DCT receives the form, they will review your claim, and if approved, will issue payment in accordance with the Consent Order and the Plan.
Relevant deadlines from the June 1, 2004 “Effective Date”
10 YEARS Deadline to file your Explantation Claim
(For implant removals after 12-31-90)
15 YEARS
Deadline to file your Disease Claim and Increased Severity Claim
How long you will have from "NOS"
Deadlines from your receipt of "Notification of Status"
NONE SET
Time to provide Acceptable Proof of Manufacturer (POM)
for a Dow Corning implant (Class 5)
2 YEARS
Time to provide Acceptable Proof of Manufacturer (POM) for a Bristol, Baxter, Bioplasty, CUI or Mentor implant (Class 7) when submitting a claim under the Silicone Gel Material Claimant Fund.
6 MONTHS
Deadline to cure "Deficiencies" in an Explant Claim.
12 MONTHS
Deadline to cure "Deficiencies" in a Disease

 

Breast Implant Claims Help ,Filings Prior to 1994, Breast Implants Helpline

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Dow Corning Breast Implant Stories and Sharing

If you have filed a Breast implant claim prior to 1994 and need help with the Complexities of the Dow Trust or MDL-926 we can help you.

Our Breast Implant team can help with proof of Manufacturer, Disease determinations, and deficiencey notices. We are your source for making sense of a difficult maize of requirements. Our Breast implant lawyers have helped thousands of women. Contact us for help with your settlement claims;

 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.

Manufacturers Involved in the Settlement Claims

  • Dow Corning
  • Heyer Schulte
  • American Hospital Supply
  • Natural Y
  • Surgitek
  • Replicon
  • Mentor
  • Cui
  • Brystol Meyer Squibb
  • Medical Engineering
  • McGhan Medical
  • 3M/MCGhan
  • Dow Corning
  • Baxter health care
 

Breast Implant Claims

MDL-926 Breast Implant Revised Settlement Program:

The Revised Settlement Program (RSP) permanently closed on 12/15/10. If your diesease claim was received by Claims Office  before the deadline and you receive a deficiency notice you will have one year from the letter date to correct the deficiency.

If you are a registered claimant of the MDL 926 and have filed prior to 12/15/10 and received a deficiency notice contact the Breast Implant Helpline. If yiu have submitted additional supporting documentation and received a denial in 2011 contact the Breast Implant Helpline.

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.

 

Dow Settlement Facility -Dow Corning Trust and Your Silicone Breast Implants

On 09/06/01 The Settlement Facility – Dow Corning Trust (the "SF-DCT")  was  created to administer silicone gel and implant claims against Dow Corning. You may contact the SF-DCT toll-free at 1-866-874-6099 or (713) 874-6099. SF-DCT and the RSP Claims Office are two separate entities. However, this maize can become extremely confusing very quickly. If you do not have a breast implant lawyer to assist you contact the Breast Implant Helpline Today.

The Settlement Facility for the Dow Corning Trust (SF-DCT) is  processing class 5 claims. Class 7 claims have not been completed yet.

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.

The Settlement Facility is still reviewing Proof of Manufacturer Claims in Class 7 and is expected to complete all Proof of Manufacturer reviews within the next year.

A breast implant Lawyer can help You

  • Help you respond to your deficiency notice
  • Get  help with proof of manufacturer
  • Get help with proof of disease diagnosis
  • Help you with you Dow Corning Trust  and the Dow Corning Trust Settlement Facility requirements and interfacing
  • Help You with any of the Settlement trust office communications
  • Be your ally and confidant  and help you deal with the process of your Breast implant claim
  • Offer support and guidance

Contact the breast implant Helpline Immediately If you need help with your proof of Manufacturer or obtaining medical records  regarding proof of disease from your silicone Breast Implants. The Breast Implant Helpline is here to help you with your Breast Implant claim

 

Mirena Silicone IUD Another Dangerous medical Device Hurting Women

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Mirena Silicone  IUD Implant Helpline, Mirena Implant lawyers

Mirena silicone IUD, Transvaginal mesh, Bladder Sling, Silicone Breast Implants, Yaz, Yasmin all Harming women

The Mirena Silicone IUD is manufactured by Bayer Phamraceuticals. Bayer touted their Mirena IUD as a way to improve romance,a better sex life, energy, and improved good  looks. In December, the Food and Drug Administration sent a letter ordering Bayer to stop making false and misleading claims. The Mirena IUD has shown to have serious side effects and complications. Injury lawyer Network Mirena Lawyers are accepting cases from women injured by the Mirena IUD birth control device. Join the ongoing lawsuit against the manufacturer of these implant devices. Call The Injury Lawyer Network Mirena IUD Helpline and Speak top a female medical social worker about your Mirena IUD implant complications.

If you have experienced sever complications from the Mirena IUD birth control Device call the Mirena IUD Helpline and speak to a female medical social worker about your Mirena IUD and filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit. It is interesting that many women implanted with the Mirena silicone IUD are showing some of the same symptoms as the silicone breast implants. Could this mean there is a chance for silicone toxicity with the Mirena?

 

 Mirena FDA Warning Letter
 

In December 2009, the US FDA issued Bayer Inc. a warning letter over a promotional program it had used to tout Mirena. Working with the social networking site Mom Central, Bayer had created a Mirena direct marketing program that consisted of a series of house parties hosted by members of the Mom Central community. The program, which Bayer said it discontinued in early 2009, was presented in a consumer’s home or other private setting (e.g. private restaurant party) by a representative from Mom Central (a social networking internet site) and a nurse practitioner. Mirena representatives made claims  with phrases like   "look and feel great", "simple ways to reconnect with ourselves and our partners," and "more likely to be more intimate. These calims beyond birth control device were deemed as misrepresentations. Mirena has shown to cause serious complications as well.

Mirena Silicone IUD Implant Side Effects

 Women who have been implanted with the Mirena birth control device have  experienced serious and even debilitating or life-threatening complications. The device may move  from its original position after being inserted, perforating the uterus or embedding itself in the uterus. In both instances, a doctor must locate and surgically remove the device. Mirena may also migrate outside the uterine cavity and cause adhesions or scarring that can lead to infertility. Depending on the damage caused, affected women may require a complete hysterectomy, and more serious complications could result in death. Since its approval, serious Mirena complications have included ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy (a pregnancy in the uterus with the IUD in place), group A streptococcal sepsis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), embedment of the device in the uterine wall, and perforation of the uterine wall or cervix. Other common Mirena side effects include irregular spotting or bleeding, headaches, ovarian cysts, vaginitis, painful menstruation, pelvic pain, and breast tenderness.

 complications  that have been linked to Mirena birth control Implant include:

  •     Infertility
  •     Menstrual changes
  •     Lower abdominal pain (cramps)
  •     Acne or other skin problems
  •     Back pain
  •     Breast tenderness
  •     Headache
  •     Mood changes
  •     Nausea

More Serious Complications Include:

  •     Inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs (Peritonitis).
  •     wrongful death
  •     Intestinal perforations or obstruction,
  •     Erosion of adjacent areas such as the vagina,
  •     Embedment in the uterus,
  •     Pelvic Inflammatory Disease,
  •     Abscesses.
  •     Perforation of the uterus,

   Beginning signs of silicone toxicity are beginning to appear  in many of the descriptions on on line discussion groups and forums.

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Silicone Breast Implant Scandel

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Dow Corning Breast Implant Stories and Sharing

The silicone breast implant scandal

 

A breast implant produced by the French company PIP (Poly Implant Prothese).

 

 

A breast implant produced by the French company PIP (Poly Implant Prothèse). Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/AFP/Getty Images

 

 

I have heard, in my life, many implausible statements from government officials, but never have I heard or seen anything quite as egregious as what I witnessed as a guest on the BBC's Newsnight program on 7 February 2012. Twenty-five frightened and suffering women had agreed to appear in the studio to ask questions of Anne Milton, a health minister for the UK coalition government. They had all been implanted with PIP (Poly Implant Prothèse) breast implants, which had been withdrawn from the EU market in 2010, after revelations of high rupture rates and confirmation that substandard – believe it or not, industrial – grade silicone had been used.

In December of 2011, French authorities advised that these PIP implants be removed; other countries' health authorities took similar action. Britain was not one of them. French authorities, according to the World Health Organization global advisory, "also found that the gel containing non-approved silicone was an irritant to tissue, and when leaking could give rise to inflammation and pain."

When I was researching The Beauty Myth, in 1991, I was reading British medical journals that informed me about the terrible health problems caused by silicone breast implants. I was shocked to see that even as women's magazines were promoting the hell out of them, the medical journals – which women would not see – were offering doctors insurance on implants because the rate of rupture was 30-70%. The side-effects were right there in the journals: up to 70% of implants would harden "like golf balls" and rupture, sending silicone into parts of women's bodies, with unknown consequences.

Similar warnings paid off in the US: silicone implants were banned in 1992. But Britain never followed suit. Now, though, British women like the ones in the Newsnight studio are facing the nightmare that they were never informed of the dangers of silicone by any government body, even as private, Harley Street doctors made fortunes continuing to push implants. And now, with the PIP scare, the NHS is faced with providing millions of pounds' worth of care to remove the implants and give women MRI scans to check for ruptures. It is in this context that I was astonished to hear the health minister say these words to a roomful of scared women:

"The evidence to date is that they [PIP implants] are not [dangerous]."

I couldn't believe my ears, particularly as her department would unquestionably have received the WHO's global alert detailing the PIP implants' greater risk of rupture and tissue-irritant properties of the gel, so I informed her before we taped that the FDA had taken them off the market in the US in 1992, after decades of concerns raised, lawsuits and studies. The FDA's ban had held for 14 years, eventually lifted thanks to industry lobbying in 2006. Nonetheless, Milton repeated her jaw-dropping statement to the panel of women seeking MRIs, the removal of the implants – and just some basic answers.

I confess I blurted out at that point that she was either lying or else in the wrong job. It is inconceivable that the Cameron government – and she herself – did not know about the 1992 FDA ban, which was reported globally. Given the millions of pounds in liability that the government is trying to deflect, it is utterly not credible that she would have not been advised of the nature of that liability; the data on the health risks are unmissable: "If you Google 'silicone breast implant health problems'," I suggested to her; a simple search will give you 14 million results.

In 2011, Saundra Young, reporting on CNN, noted that Mentor and Allergan told the FDA that they had lost track of many patients after implantation. They had promised the FDA that, as a condition of the agency's approval of their implant products, they would follow up with the women who had received them, but – oh dear! – they could only keep track of 21% of those women. In 2009, 318,000 breast implant procedures were done in the US, 70% of those using silicone. Breast implants introduce into your body substances such as denatured alcohol, naphtha rubber, epoxy resin, polyvinyl chloride, talcum powder and acetone, in addition to silicone. Dr Edward Melmed, a plastic surgeon from Dallas, told an FDA panel in 2011 that the implants were an "industrial toxin".

"The symptoms, they are real," he said. "I answer five to seven emails a night from women all over the world, asking, 'What do I do about these symptoms?'"

Melmed told the FDA that by 10 years after patients get them, 50% of silicone implants have ruptured; 72% by 15 years; and 94% rupture by 20 years:

"Why is the FDA continuing to allow a device to be placed in young women that is guaranteed to fail [in] 80% [of cases] in 10 years? Would they allow that in hip replacements? Would they allow it in men?"

Dr Melmed is something of a prophetic figure: a Dallas surgeon who had inserted breast implants in thousands of women, he wrote in the LA Times, in 2007, in "Silicone Implants: They're Still Dangerous", after the FDA rescinded its 1992 ban.

Dr Melmed had enlarged the breasts "of thousands of women with silicone implants since they were first introduced in the 1960s". But he described his patients' appearing with a common problem over time:

"Most breasts with silicone gel implants become hard with time. It's called capsular contracture … Women with capsular contracture often end up with disfigured breasts and pain."

He described patients such a Helen S, 71, whose implants from 23 years earlier had hardened and were causing her pain. An MRI revealed that the implants had ruptured and calcified: "When I removed the implants, the cavity was filled with gooey, liquid silicone that had ruptured; there was virtually no implant wall left." In the past 14 years, he has removed the implants from 1,000 women; he adds, "We are still not sure of all the places where the micro-droplets of silicone end up, though I have found it in lymph nodes."

He points out that every generation of silicone implants have been heralded, like this one, as an improvement. This time, he noted in 2007, the FDA is requiring women to get monitored for rupture with MRIs, and advises replacement every ten years. "It is a pity that women will become the experimental lab rats for these implants," he notes, and points out that they, not the surgeons, will have to pay for the expensive monitoring. Other surgeons aggressively deny any connection between silicone implants and health problems, but Dr Melmed attests:

"I have seen a disturbing number of patients with symptoms, including fatigue, short-term memory loss, joint and muscle pains, skin rashes, disturbed sleep patterns, depression and hair loss, that clear up when implants are removed."

The implant manufacturers' own literature warns that one in four women will need additional surgery within the first year after getting implants, and many will have multiple surgeries. "Women deciding to have these implants need to be prepared to have additional surgery," cautions Dr Daniel Schultz, head of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the FDA.

The women in the BBC studio in London were horrified that no one had told them about the dangers. They kept saying, understandably, "How could the government allow this to happen?" They kept asking, "Where are the tests?"

The tests have not been done because of financial pressures not to know and not to tell women what dangers await them. The real boondoggle is not that it costs under $600 in the UK – a relative bargain – to get silicone breast implants; it's that it costs $3,000-8,000 to remove them, or to have repeat surgery for ruptured or hardened implants. The very defective nature of the implants – about which women are not adequately informed – guarantees a surgeon lucrative future procedures from that same woman, as her implants harden and rupture over time.

The "Oops, we forgot to tell you what these things do to you" approach extends to the US. In 2007, when implants were pushed back on the market, the FDA – seeking to appease the chemical industry and the surgeons' lobby – compelled manufacturers, as a condition of approval, to spend a decade studying the 80,000 women who were now being given implants. This was bad enough; as Dr Melmed puts it, at that time, the government's policy was implant now, study later. At the rates that women are seeking breasts implants, five US women in every 100 will have the devices in their bodies in a decade.

So, what has happened since? Surprise: the manufacturers failed to follow through, but sold the hell out of the devices anyway. There are strong vested interests in not compiling this data for the purpose of government scrutiny; indeed, the US and the UK authorities are cynically looking the other way. The FDA's response to the industry's failure to comply with the clinical record-keeping it had undertaken as a condition of the lifting of the ban has been merely to note that it would think about this situation and not take any action without consultation with, creepily enough, surgeons, patients and "sponsors". Before the FDA was wholly owned by special interests, its mission was to protect the safety of patients, not to appease financial stakeholders.

So, a new generation of women will not have access to critical government studies that would otherwise confirm the overwhelming evidence of the health problems associated with silicone implants. Why is it always women who are treated as guinea pigs and their bodies like lab rats'? I guess because there is a cultural assumption, which, in effect, the UK government deployed last week in public, that women deserve no accountability, especially if you can blame the issue on their "vanity". Anne Milton and her colleagues in the Cameron government must think women are either really stupid or really worthless, since they – like my own government – apparently feel no obligation to protect women from special interests profiting at the expense of their health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 7 Breast implant Claims Update, Breast Implant lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Breast Implant News

The Class 7 breast Implant Claim Update is a  resource information Update offered by the Breast Implant Helpline. Call the Breast Implant Helpline and speak to  medical social worker about your silione breast implant claim and  get connected to a female breast implant lawyer.

Class 7-Silicone Gel Breast Implant Fund

The Breast Implant Plan established a separate fund of money – $57.5 million – to make Expedited Release or Disease Payments to women who were implanted with certain types of silicone gel breast implants from 1976-1991.  To be eligible, a claimant must have been implanted with a silicone gel breast implant made by one of the manufacturers listed below.  Claimants who were implanted with a Dow Corning implant are not eligible to receive benefits from the class 7 fund.

If you have a silicone gel breast implant implanted from 1976-1991 from one of the following, you are a Silicone Material Claimant

If you have a silicone gel breast implant implanted from 1976-1991 from any of the following, you are a Participating Foreign Gel Claimant

  • Bioplasty
  • Koken
  • Baxter
  • Medasil
  • Bristol
  • Silimed
  • Cox-Uphoff (CUI)
  • Societe Prometel
  • Mentor

The deadline to file a  Breast Implant claim for class 7 benefits was June 1, 2006.  No new claims are allowed.

Class 7 Payments for Breast Implants

The Settlement Facility issued Expedited Release and Foreign Gel Claimant Payments to eligible claimants in the amount of $600.

Claimants in class 7 who applied for Disease and who "marshaled" their recoveries were sent a Disease Cash-Out Offer of $3,000.  Claimants who reject the Disease Cash-Out Offer will have their disease claim reviewed and, if approved, paid up to 40% of the Class 5 compensation grid.

Class 7 Processing Update

Class 7 is a limited fund that can not pay ANY disease claims until all Class 7 claims are processed and all cure deadlines have expired.  Because of this time constraint, the SF-DCT will perform an ACTD Discretionary review simultaneously with your Option 2 review when applicable

For More information of Your Class &  Breast Implant Claim call the breast implant helpline and speak to a breast Implant lawyer today