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Judge Approves Breast Implant Settlement

U.S. District Judge Sam Pointer approved yesterday the new settlement arrangement agreed to by three breast implant companies and women in a class-action lawsuit. Women who can prove that they had implants from one of three companies — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Baxter International Inc., and 3M Co., may now receive from $10,000 to $750,000 each, depending on their health and age. The boards and insurers of the three companies must now approve the settlement. Women who are dissatisfied with the agre ement have the option of dropping out of the class-action suit and filing their own suit.

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NewsHound, San Jose Mercury Press - October 10, 1995

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