SO YOU’VE BEEN PERMANENTLY HARMED BY BREAST IMPLANTS. NOW WHAT?
Technically, as things currently stand (and have stood for six decades) .. nothing. Nada. You’re S.O.L. (sh*t out of luck). Swept under the rug. Hung out to dry. Left to deal with the aftermath to your health on your own.
How is it that the breast implant industry has gotten away with not being held accountable for the millions of women they’ve harmed and/or killed? Without tracking us. Without following us in studies. Without admission. Without a commitment to cease harming more women. How have they gotten away with sweeping us under the rug for six decades? Why are they still getting away with it, unchallenged? How is it they are still able to claim that, after six decades, the long term impact of migrated silicone on health remains unknown?
Why has no one paid notice or cared? Where is the media? Where are the women’s health organizations? Where is the World Health Organization? Where is Health Canada / FDA / MHRA and other global regulatory bodies? Where are the politicians?
Why has there been no investigation into regulatory bodies and those in effect ‘paid to look away’? PEOPLE SHOULD BE IN JAIL.
Through the focus Breast Implant Associated – Analplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has received in the past few years and the sustained pressure from BII and BIA-ALCL advocates on regulatory bodies its led to a slow drip of recent articles and admissions suggesting there is an inflammatory response and that silicone isn’t as insert as once believed. And that the numbers of women impacted are staggering. None of it is ‘new’ information .. it merely reflects back to things known for decades .. to things buried and denied by the industry.
HOW HAS THE INDUSTRY BEEN ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH BURYING AND DENYING THE HARMS CAUSED BY BREAST IMPLANTS? How has the industry not been forced to follow the women they’ve harmed in order to continue receiving regulatory approval for their devices? HOW HAVE THEY BEEN ABLE TO BURY AND DENY REAL WORLD EVIDENCE?
Studies were created, but none that specifically followed women harmed. Once harmed, women were dropped from studies.
Why was mandatory reporting of harms not required until recently (Canada) and why is the scope of mandatory reporting so limited? It seems a deliberate design to fail. A way of avoiding disclosure of truth. An attempt to feign a desire and strategy to track breast implant failures and harm while having been designed to fail. (Just like every other industry study created to feign jumping through regulatory ‘hoops’ but, also designed to fail.)
In six decades there’s been no one within the breast implants industry or regulatory bodies capable of creating a successful study? No one who could figure out how to ascertain critical safety data? We can put someone on the moon, but no one can figure out how to create and execute a meaningful study? The mind boggles.
As an advocate and someone who’s been harmed by breast implants my key areas of focus moving forward are:
- Creating studies that include life-long follow-up of women harmed, designed to both provide critical safety data and succeed in this intended goal.
- What exactly does mandatory reporting look like / include and what so far has been the result? What data has been / will be collected and reported? And what’s being done with the data?
- Industry accountability
If you’ve been permanently harmed by breast implants I would love to include your story as I push for studies to follow women harmed by breast implants. You can email me: breastimplantfailure at gmail dot com