What If My Breast Implant Ruptures?
Saline and silicone breast implants can both either rupture or leak. If this occurs, treatment and perhaps even surgery may be required to remove the implant from the body. A saline implant that leaks will typically deflate very quickly and the affected breast will change in shape and size. When an implant leaks, the body absorbs the contents, and other medical problems may possibly occur.
What Are Breast Implant Lawsuits Alleging?
Most of the breast implant lawsuits have been classified as product liability cases, which can include claims of failure to warn, breach of express or implied warranties, negligence, strict liability, and fraud. The plaintiff in these cases are the injured patients who are typically suing the manufacturers of the implant products.
Have There Been Any Settlements?
Over the years, there have been several class action lawsuits that have been settled in order to provide compensation to women who suffered injuries after undergoing surgery involving breast implants. Currently, the only open settlement facility is the Settlement Facility – Dow Corning Trust (SF-DCT). This option is available to women who previously registered with the SF-DCT and are still eligible to file a disease claim. If you have endured complications due to a defective breast implant, you may not even need to sue in order to receive compensation for your damages. Call us today to go over your legal options and rights.
Who Is Liable In These Types Of Cases?
Most of the time, an injured patient will seek damages from the manufacturer of the product in question that caused the injuries or complications.