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Breast Implant FAQ

Women who received breast implants have reported suffering a wide range of severe health complications including cancer, implant rupture, skin rash, metal poisoning from leaking silicone, muscle pain and severe nausea.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered complications with a breast implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What is the Difference Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants?

All breast implants have a silicone outer shell. However, they differ in the material filling the implant. Saline is sterile salt water and silicone is a thick, sticky silicone gel that more closely imitates human fat. This means that silicone breast implants more closely look and feel like natural breasts.

Do Implants Have to be Replaced?

With the breast implants currently being used, there is no recommendation that the devices be replaced after a certain amount of time and it is not necessary to replace the implants unless you are experiencing a problem.

Should I Continue to have Mammograms if I Have Breast Implants?

The current recommendations for mammograms are no different for women with breast implants than for those without. However, it is important that you tell your mammography technologist before the procedure that you have an implant. The technologist can use special techniques to reduce the possibility of rupture and to get the best possible views of the breast tissue.

What are the Restrictions After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Most women return to work a few days after breast implant surgery and their normal exercise routine within 2-4 weeks.

Will I be able to Breastfeed After Surgery?

In most cases, breast augmentation surgery does not interfere with the ability to breastfeed.

What are the Risks of Breast Implants?

Defective breast implants have been linked to the following complications:

  • Implant Rupture
  • Capsular Contracture (implant too tight)
  • Leaking Implant
  • Infection
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Implant failure
  • Explosion
  • Removal surgery
  • Revision surgery
  • Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scleroderma
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Rheumatological Problems
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Esophageal Motility
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Systemic Fungus
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Breast pain
  • Upper or lower back pain
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Muscle pain and/or stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Achy or swollen joints
  • Rash
  • Anemia
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Kidney problems
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fever
  • Difficulty swallowing and/or breathing
  • Death
  • And more

Is There a Class Action Settlement?

Currently there are several class action lawsuits being filed by victims of defective breast implants. Settlements are currently being handled for Dow Corning breast implants for Class 5 claimants as well as cases involving implants that contained silicone gel for Class 7 claimants. Our lawyers will be able to explain the requirements for each of these defective breast implant lawsuits.

Who Can Sue?

If you had an illness, or a loved one died after receiving a breast implant manufactured by one of the following companies, you may be entitled to compensation through the filing of a lawsuit and we can help:
• Dow Corning Corporation
• Inamed
• Cox-Uphoff
• McGhan, Mentor, CUI or Bioplast
• Baxter Health Care
• Mentor
• 3M Corporation
• Bristol-Meyer Squibb

Do I Have a Breast Implant Lawsuit?

The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in breast implant lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you suffered problems as the result of a defective breast implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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