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Implant Victims and Dow Corning Edge Closer to Compromise

Attorneys for Dow Corning on behalf of177,000 women, who brought charges against the company for hazardous breast implants, have until Tuesday to decide whether to accept the terms of a final settlement submitted by a court mediator last Thursday.

Sources speculate that the agreement will be the first of many steps to move Dow Corning out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, while finding some compromise between the $3.8 billion dollars over three years that the plaintiffs are requiring as compensation.

The breast implants were forced off the market in 1992 after widespread reports of leakage and health hazards.

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UPI - July 2, 1998