My Dow Corning Silicone implants were removed about 15 yr ago after it was discovered they had ruptured. The removal required 2 surgeries and silicone still remained and would show up on mammograms. I never really thought much about it. After many years of symptoms it finally led to going to a Rheumatologist. I have been diagnosed with ANA's, Raynouds, Fibromyalga, Dry Eye, etc. I never thought much about the Down Corning Lawsuit although I was a part of it and received explant money. Meanwhile my old lawyer (whom I hadn't heard from for about 6 yr) turned my case over to new lawyers. I had already gone to the first Rheumatologist prior to speaking to the lawyer.
Confirmation of these symptoms in a very short time has lead to what will be a disease claim. My question is: is anyone in Atlanta going to a Rheumatologist or Dermatologist that you don't feel like your trying to milk the system because they don't believe silicone caused these symptoms.
The dermatologist I went to confirmed it was a malar rash, yet he would not exclude(as required) that it was Rosacea nor a sunburn. He didn't even discuss a "sunburn" or Rosacea. In fact he had an intern with him and he saw the Livideo Reticularis and commented. Also know of the ANA's etc. I told him about the ruptures and none of these syptoms occured prior to the implants. I think he was a non believer in the whole silicone issue and would not sign off on the paperwork needed for the submital for the disease claim.
I presently have saline implants and would like to receive the claim so I could see Dr. Kolb about my options in all these symptoms.
Thank you, sorry it's so long.
This is for the Atlanta area.