Thursday, December 10, 2015

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Danger from Moldy Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. Last year alone, nearly 300,000 women and teens underwent the procedure to enlarge their breasts and more than 100,000 breast cancer patients had reconstructive surgery after mastectomy with implants. However, despite their soaring popularity, debate over the safety of silicone and saline implants continues to make headlines. More women than ever are opting to forego implants in favor of a breast lift procedure and some are having their implants removed amid safety and health concerns. In 2014, there were more than 23,000 implant removal procedures performed. For decades, there has been wide debate over the health effects of silicone implants. Studies suggest that ruptured or leaking silicone implants may be linked to painful and disabling diseases including fibromyalgia, dermatomyositis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. For this reason, many women have chosen saline-filled implants over silicone be

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