You can’t have a trial without witnesses and without evidence .. at least you can’t have a fair and honest trial that legitimately seeks truth without witnesses and evidence.
YOU CAN’T HAVE A STUDY THAT LOOKS AT LONG TERM SAFETY (THAT WILL RESULT IN TRUTH) IF IT EXCLUDES THOSE HARMED. And yet, for decades that’s exactly what the breast implant industry has been getting away with.
Thanks largely in part to the ICIJ investigation into implantable medical devices and the sustained efforts of Patient Advocates globally, breast implant safety is on trial once again.
In 2019, HEALTH CANADA reopened its review of breast implant safety. FDA has acknowledged that silicone is not as ‘inert’ (and breast implants aren’t as ‘safe’) as they’d once thought. Regulatory bodies globally have acknowledged what has come to be known as ‘BII’ (Breast Implant Illness).
The BREAST IMPLANT INDUSTRY has failed to adequately prove safety through previous studies which were flawed and driven through industry bias. The industry funded studies were, in fact, designed to fail. The industry has known, and hidden, truths that could have prevented millions of women being harmed. Instead of protecting innocent women from harm, their greed (and corruption) resulted in women not only being implanted with devices touted as ‘safe’ that had no long term safety data, but with implanted women subsequently being told the illnesses they were experiencing weren’t related to their implants.
It’s easy to keep claiming that ‘the long term impact of migrated silicone is unknown’ when the industry has deliberately avoided studying women with migrated silicone. Given the serious harms, some of which include: systemic illness; acute inflammation; silicone migration (to lymph nodes, tissues near and distant, limbs, vital organs including the brain and lungs); cancers; chronic acute pain; respiratory tract impairment; silicone granulomas; silicone filled lesions and masses; and being *permanently and irreversibly harmed* continued failure to study women harmed should lead to criminal investigation. People in the industry and regulatory bodies should probably be in jail, IMHO.
Without the evidence and testimony of women already harmed by breast implants it is IMPOSSIBLE to reach a truthful conclusion on breast implant safety.
Women harmed weren’t included long term in the safety reviews of the past decades, in fact they were dropped from studies once they reported either illness or device failure. There is NOT, nor HAS THERE EVER BEEN long-term safety data on breast implants.
We must demand the inclusion of ‘women harmed’ in long term studies currently being created and/or that will be created in coming years. We must demand the creation of independent studies outside the reach of the ‘industry’. WE MUST DEMAND THE CREATION OF STUDIES THAT BOTH SEEK TRUTH AND ARE DESIGNED TO ESTABLISH TRUTH.
Without the evidence women already harmed can provide it will needlessly and recklessly put further generations of women in harms way. Women already harmed represent 40+ years of critical data.
WE ARE THE STUDY RESULTS
I hope others will join me in DEMANDING THE CREATION OF STUDIES and JUSTICE FOR WOMEN IMPACTED ADVERSELY THROUGH BREAST IMPLANTS. To be clear, I don’t mean ‘justice’ in a litigious sense – I mean justice through at least making the harms we’ve suffered count for something. Justice through preventing needless harm to more generations of women by creating studies that will provide critical missing safety data.
LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE .. LET’S DEMAND ACTION