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16 MORE WOMEN FILE BREAST IMPLANT LAWSUITS

 DETROIT, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixteen breast implant lawsuits were filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court today on behalf of clients of the Charfoos & Christensen, P.C. law firm. That brings to 217 the number of implant cases filed by the Detroit firm.
 Some of the injuries claimed by the various plaintiffs in these lawsuits include: atypical Multiple Sclerosis, Scleroderma, swollen lymph nodes, sleep disturbances, joint pain, extreme fatigue, acid-like burning of the skin, memory loss, lupus-like symptoms, arthritis-like symptoms, dry eyes, dry mouth, rashes, irritable bowel syndrome and mouth sores.
 Defendants include Dow Corning Corporation, McGhan Medical Corporation, Dow Corning Wright Corporation, Heyer-Schulte, Cox-Uphoff a/k/a CUI Corp., and Aesthetech, Inc., Mentor Corporation, General Electric, The Cooper Companies, Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Baxter International, 3M, Bioplasty, Inamed, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company, Medical Engineering Corp and Surgitek. Some of the lawsuits are being filed against all manufacturers jointly on the basis of a joint liability theory because identification of the specific manufacturer of the implants cannot be established.
 Charfoos & Christensen, P.C. is one of the 17 law firms across the country working on the Multi District Litigation Committee in the national litigation as well as being active in the Michigan State Court cases.
 The plaintiffs claim that some or all of the defendant silicone breast implant manufacturers were negligent, breached warranties of fitness, engaged in willful and wanton misconduct, and engaged in fraudulent conduct, all of which caused injuries to the women.
 The complaint asks for damages in excess of $10,000 solely to satisfy the jurisdictional requirements of the Wayne County Circuit Court. It is anticipated that the actual dollar demands will run into the millions. The claims request compensatory as well as punitive/ exemplary damages from the defendant silicone breast manufacturers.
 For further information, call attorneys Dave Parker or Peggy Aulino at 313-875-8080.
 /CONTACT: J. Douglas Peters or David Parker of Charfoos & Christensen, P.C., 313-875-8080/


CO: Charfoos & Christensen, P.C.; Dow Corning Corporation ST: Michigan IN: HEA SU:

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