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Dow Chemical liable for first time in breast implant suit

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Dow Chemical was found liable for the first time last week for injuries alleged to have been caused by silicone breast implants manufactured by Dow Corning, its 50% joint venture with Corning. A Houston court awarded Gladys Laas and her husband $5.2 million damages, of which Dow Chemical was found liable for 20%. Lawyers for the plaintiffs presented evidence about the company's role in early silicone research and about the fact that its Italian subsidiary, Gruppo Lepetit, had distributed the devices overseas.





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