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The other contributors include Baxter, Bristol-Myers Squibb/MEC, and 3M.
It’s the largest class action settlement in history.
But the manufacturers claim there is no scientific evidence linking silicone breast implants with autoimmune diseases.
June 1994: A Mayo Clinic epidemiologic study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds no increased risk of connective-tissue disease and other disorders studied in women who had silicone implants.
But a jury in the first class-action suit rules that Dow Chemical (which owns half of Dow Corning) deceived women by hiding safety information about the silicone in the implants.
September 1997: The Journal of the National Cancer Institute publishes a review of many medical studies that concludes breast implants do not cause breast cancer.
(File photos) This year marks the 50th anniversary of silicone breast implants.
It finds no increased risk of connective-tissue disease in women with silicone implants.A plastic surgeon’s “aha” moment led to modern-day breast implants.