Our lawyers are representing women across the U.S. who have suffered adverse reactions to breast implants – both implants from decades ago and those placed more recently.
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 Saline and Silicone Breast Implants?
Saline implants are filled with a “normal saline” solution which is basically sterilized water with added sodium chloride (salt). After being banned from 1992 to 2006, silicone implants are now FDA approved for use in the U.S. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel that holds together and is “cohesive.” This implant feels and resembles natural breast tissue more than saline.
What if the Implant Ruptures?
Both silicone and saline breast implants can rupture or leak. If this occurs, treatment may require surgery to remove the implant and possible replacement. When a saline breast implant leaks, it will usually deflate very quickly and the breast will change in size or shape. It is less common for saline to leak slowly, although it can happen. When saline leaks, the body absorbs it.
Am I at a Greater Risk of Breast Cancer if I Have Implants?
The current medical literature suggests that women who have breast implants are not at a greater risk of developing breast cancer compared to those who don’t.
How Soon Can I Return to Work After Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Most women can return to work a few days after breast implant surgery.
What’s the problem with Breast Implants?
Breast implants have been linked to the following complications:
- Implant Rupture
- Capsular Contracture (implant too tight)
- Leaking Implant
- Toxic shock syndrome
- Implant failure
- Removal surgery
- Revision surgery
- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)
- Lung Cancer
- 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
- Hair loss
- Achy or swollen joints
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Kidney problems
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Difficulty swallowing and/or breathing
- And more
What are Breast Implant Lawsuits Alleging?
Most breast implant lawsuits involve the injured person (“plaintiff”) suing the manufacturer of the implant. These are typically product liability cases which include claims of strict liability, failure to warn, breach of express and implied warranties, negligence and even fraud.
Do I Qualify to File a Claim?
You may be eligible to file a breast implant lawsuit if you had an illness or a loved one died after receiving a breast implant manufactured by any of the following companies:
• Dow Corning Corporation
• McGhan, Mentor, CUI or Bioplast
• Baxter Health Care
• 3M Corporation
• Bristol-Meyer Squibb
Have There Been Any Settlements?
There are several class action settlements in place that provide compensation to women who suffered complications after receiving breast implants. If you think you’ve been injured by a defective breast implant, you may not need to sue to get a recovery. Contact our lawyers to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I Have a Breast Implant Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action 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.