Silicone implants are back, but little reason to fear

July 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Jul2007, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p78
The return of silicone breast implants, and their contentious malpractice history, raises questions about potential liability. One expert says some caution is needed, but the risk is low. • There are substantially more clinical data now to prove the safety of silicone implants. • Nuisance lawsuits still are possible, and the hospital or surgery center probably would be included. • Patients should be educated during the informed consent process about the history of silicone implants.


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