Woman’s 1977 Lawsuit Over Failed Breast Implants Foreshadowed Current Furor
Norma Corley has been following the gathering storm of controversy surrounding silicone gel implants with more than passing interest. Fifteen years ago Corley fought her own battle with the manufacturer of her silicone gel implants, one of which she said leaked and caused severe medical problems.
The first case against silicon gel breast implants, won by Richard Mithoff in 1977.
A Liberty County woman says she knew 15 years ago what the American public learned Monday — that the manufacturer of a silicone gel breast implants had extensive knowledge of problems with the product.