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New Details Released in Breast Implant Case

Judge Sam C. Point, Jr, who presides over the silicone breast implant case, released new details on Friday concerning the proposed settlement. The release includes proposals that would once again reduce the amount paid to the thousands of women injure d by the implants. Court officials also plan to increase scrutiny of possible fraud by doctors and patients. The released figures will likely disappoint many women because of the reduced rates. Many women have already signaled that instead of accepting the settlement they plan to pursue individual suits. Already, if all eligible women participate in the plan, the three companies involved — Brisol-Myers Squibb, Baxter Healthcare, and 3M — could pay anywhere from $2 to $3 billion dollars in damages.

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Source: The Nando Times - October 31, 1995

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