FDA Questioned on Missing Data Concerning Safety of Silicone Breast Implants

January 12, 2012 – According to a report from The Washington Post, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is being questioned about missing data concerning the safety of silicone breast implants.  In the summer of 2011, the FDA came to the conclusion that silicone-gel breast implants are generally safe, but women should be made aware of the potential complications. They also found that 1 in 5 women who receive them can expect a need for replacements within 5 years.  However, according to the National Research Center for Women and Families, the FDA has not included important safety information such as the negative impact implants can have on women mentally, emotionally and physically. They also question findings by the FDA that indicate complications from implants decrease over time when, in fact, they are shown to fail.  Silicone breast implants can rupture and break down over a period of time, and the recent recall in France where implants ruptured and leaked silicone into patients’ bodies raised local concerns.  To learn if you have the right to seek compensation for injuries suffered as a result of a defective product, you should seek legal counsel. By seeking assistance from a Brooklyn defective product lawyer you can learn what options are available and if you have a legitimate claim worth pursuing.

Contacting a Brooklyn Defective Product Lawyer

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a defective product you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a Brooklyn defective product lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective product claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective product lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective product claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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