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Deal expected over breast implants

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7152.161a (Published 18 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:161
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Women who received silicone breast implants manufactured by Dow Corning may soon receive financial compensation under the terms of a tentative $3.2bn (£2bn) agreement announced by a US bankruptcy judge.

    The settlement will compensate 170000 women in the United States who filed a class action suit against Dow Corning, charging that ruptured silicone implants caused them a variety …

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