Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 1st, 1995
The jury awarded $5.2 million to retired nurse Gladys Laas and her husband, Robert. It recommended that Dow Chemical pay 20 percent and that Dow Corning Corp., which made Laas' silicone implants, pay 80 percent. It was the first time Dow Chemical Corp. had been found liable in a breast implant lawsuit. Dow Corning is a joint venture of Dow Chemical and Corning Inc.
The jury rejected damage claims by a second plaintiff, Army Dr. Jennifer Ladner. ...
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