Court Upholds Breast Implant Lawsuit Decision

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeal upheld Judge Yada Magee’s decision to dismiss 1,800 women from a lawsuit against Dow Chemical. Judge Magee ruled in December that the claims were too dissimilar to lump into one lawsuit. Each of the 1,800 women can instead file individual lawsuits, without having to prove the breast implant company’s negligence. The original lawsuit against Dow Chemical, filed by eight women, remains in court. Dow Corning, the manufacturer of the implants, filed for bankruptcy in 1995.


Nando.net - February 2, 1998

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