In Brief: Hopkins v. Dow Corning
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Hopkins v. Dow Corning: U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Dow Corning's appeal of the case, upholding the $7.34 mil. silicone breast implant liability award won by Mariann Hopkins in a 1991 jury decision. Hopkins claimed that Dow Corning failed to warn her of the risks of the implants, which she said caused her connective tissue disease ("The Gray Sheet" Dec. 16, 1991, p. 10). The company's appeal followed a ruling in favor of Hopkins in August by the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco...
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