"I have this sinking feeling that after the victory
handed to medical device manufacturers on a silver platter by the United
States Supreme Court decision in Riegel v.
Medtronic, they are in need of even more oversight and
circumspection." - Michael
B. Mundorff 02/08/09
United States Supreme
Court rules that any medical device manufacturer whose
medical device has been
approved for use by the FDA may not be sued even if the
medical device fails to
perform as advertised.
"I have enlarged the breasts of
thousands of women with silicone implants since they were first introduced in
I even wrote articles in favor of silicone.
came to see me in 1992. At age 32, she had at least three breast surgeries, and
each time her breasts became rock-hard and painful. We replaced the silicone
with smooth saline implants. Within a short time these too became hard, as did
the next set. Paula insisted on having her implants removed. She would not heed
my warnings about deformity and scarring, which we had all been told inevitably
follows removal without replacement.
surprise, she looked terrific -
normal, albeit smaller - and she felt better.
Paula's problem turned
out to be common: Most breasts with silicone gel implants become hard with
time. It's called capsular contracture. All foreign objects in the body get
encapsulated - just as the tissue around a splinter gets hard - until the
foreign body is removed. Women with capsular contracture often end up with
disfigured breasts and pain.
Recently I saw Helen S., 71, who had
implants 23 years ago. Her breasts also had hardened and become painful. In
addition, an MRI showed rupture of the implants and calcification of the
surrounding scar tissue. When I removed the implants, the cavity was filled
with gooey, liquid silicone that had ruptured; there was virtualy no implant
In the last 14 years, I have removed implants from almost
I have found roughly 50% of their implants
have ruptured within 10 years, and more than 70% have ruptured within 15 years.
We are still not sure of all the places where the micro-droplets
of silicone end up, though I have found it in lymph nodes.
these known hazards, the FDA, under pressure from implant manufacturers,
plastic surgeons and patients, is allowing as of January 2007, a new generation
of silicone implants in women age 22 and over.
To monitor women's
health, the FDA will require women who receive implants to have regular MRls
and has recommended that the implants be replaced every 10 years.
It is a pity that women will become the
experimental lab rats for these implants.
surgeons vehemently deny any connection between health complaints and leaking
have seen a disturbing number of patients with symptoms, including
joint pain, muscle pain,
patterns, depression and hair
loss, that clear up when implants are removed.
Last year, I
completed a review of the last 500 gel implant removals I performed, and found
that more than half the women had similar symptoms, ranging from mild to
artificial breasts are a deformity that flouts medical standards and plastic
surgeons definition of "cosmetic" - often encouraged by the media, which
celebrates these water balloons for self-esteem. I no longer perform cosmetic
breast augmentation." - Edward Melmed, MD
seeking breast implants have a higher-than-average risk of underlying
Women with breast implants are three times more
likely to kill themselves according to British Medical
"The slippery slope is if you go to a surgeon to
problems they will not be fixed." - Psychiatrist Mark I. Levy, University of
California, San Francisco
This web site is not a commercial web site and
is presented for educational purposes only.
website defines a new religious ideology to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of the religion aptly named The Truth of the Way of
Life - a rational gnostic mystery religion based on reason which requires no
leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings
and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a personal
relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of
reality in the hope of curing the
corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The Truth of
the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on this web site by the author.
Violent acts against individuals due to their religious beliefs in America is
considered a "hate crime."
This web site in no way condones violence. To
the contrary the intent here is to reduce the violence that is already
occurring due to the international corporate cartels desire to control the
human race. The international corporate cartel already controls the world
banking system, corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military
entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the
elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems.
Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point
of a gun.
American social mores and values have declined precipitously
over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and
more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general
through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been
preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media psychological
operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the
destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt
international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and
coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
views and opinions presented on this web site are the views and opinions of
individual human men and women that, through their writings, showed the
capacity for intelligent, reasonable, rational, insightful and unpopular
thought. All factual information presented on this web site is believed to be
true and accurate and is presented as originally presented in print media which
may or may not have originally presented the facts truthfully. Opinion and
thoughts have been adapted, edited, corrected, redacted, combined, added to,
re-edited and re-corrected as nearly all opinion and thought has been
throughout time but has been done so in the spirit of the original writer with
the intent of making his or her thoughts and opinions clearer and relevant to
the reader in the present time.
Fair Use Notice
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has
not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making
such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of criminal
justice, human rights, political, economic, democratic, scientific, and social
justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such
copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In
accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is
distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in
receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For
more information see: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to
use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond
'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
© Lawrence Turner
All Rights Reserved