Many women opt for breast implant surgery. Some make that choice for cosmetic reasons, while others look to implants as a restorative opportunity following mastectomy or injury to the breast. Reports about implant malfunctions and toxicity have made headlines for years, fueling debate about their use and lawsuits over the damage implant recipients have suffered. If you or someone you care about has been harmed by breast implants or implant surgery, talk with a personal injury attorney to explore your rights.
At the Stephens Law Firm, board certified Houston breast implant attorney Joe Stephens delivers aggressive representation to individuals who have sustained injury or developed illness because of issues related to breast implants. His experience handling cases involving complex medical issues makes Attorney Stephens a leading choice of Houston injury and accident victims. His reputation as an effective negotiator and a hard-hitting trial lawyer provide a solid foundation that make the Stephens Law Firm your strong choice when you’ve been harmed by medical products or providers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants in an effort to ensure their safety and effectiveness. The FDA offers a simple description of implants as “medical devices that typically consist of a silicone elastomer shell filled with saline or silicone gel.” Within each category, design variations and features further differentiate the products.
In the U.S., more than a thousand women get breast implants every day, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The figure is nearly double that of five years ago. Further, about one in every four women who have implant surgery requires surgery to “redo” the implants within five years’ time, exposing them again to the risks that go along with the operation. Houston personal injury lawyer and wrongful death attorney Joe Stephens knows that you may be exposed to a number of potential risks associated with implant surgery, ranging from adverse reactions to anesthesia and infection, to a scarring issue known as capsular contracture or rupture of the implant. In addition, breast implants can cause issues with mammography that may impede early detection of breast cancer
As a Houston personal injury attorney who is experienced in representing victims of injuries and illness due to breast implants, Joe Stephens knows that some sources place the incidence of implant rupture or contracture as high as 85%. He also knows that at least one FDA study found that women whose silicone breast implants leaked or ruptured have a higher incidence of connective tissue disease and the painful and disabling soft tissue syndrome fibromyalgia. If you’ve suffered illness or injury due to breast implants or surgery to insert or remove them, contact the Stephens Law Firm for a free consultation. You could be entitled to compensation.
Injury and accident victims in Houston and across Texas know that Houston personal injury and wrongful death attorney Joe Stephens is a highly regarded professional with a record of successfully recovering damages for those injured in a variety of circumstances, including:
- Construction accidents
- Refinery accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Serious injuries
- Birth injuries
- Surgical complications
When you or someone you love is hurt, call on the injury attorney Houston residents trust – Joe Stephens.
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