Silicone breast implants: “sad history of a government approved scare”

25 years ago CBS and the Food and Drug Administration, with trial lawyers and their hired experts busy in the background, kicked off a national panic over silicone breast implants. After waves of needless consumer fear and considerable disruptions to the U.S. economy– and the transfer of a great deal of money to claimants and their lawyers — the panic subsided and the general safety of the devices came to be widely accepted [Jack Fisher, ACSH; our coverage here; my book The Rule of Lawyers, which devoted a chapter to the saga]

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  • Ya gotta admit – when breasts are involved some people lose their good sense. Maybe lawyers most of all.