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BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 18 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1185

Lawsuit over silicone breast implant settled: The largest manufacturer of silicone breast implants, Dow Corning, has agreed to pay 10000 women in Quebec and Ontario up to $35m (£22m) and to fund the removal of the implants. Dow is the third major manufacturer of such implants to settle class action lawsuits with Canadian women. Only three other settlements—all outside the United …

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