Breast Implants: What Did The Industry Know, And When?

Documents obtained by BUSINESS WEEK suggest implant makers may have seen the dangers long ago

When lawyers square off in a San Francisco courtroom on June 25, there will be more at issue than the question of whether Dow Corning Corp. knowingly sold Mariann Hopkins a defective silicone breast implant. In a way, an entire industry will be on trial.

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