BREAST IMPLANTS: DOJ Sues Makers to Recoup Medical Costs
Women who are scheduled to receive millions of dollars in a settlement for injuries as a result of their silicon breast implants may have to line up behind the federal government, the Washington Times reports. Seeking to recoup the medical expenses to Medicare and other federal health plans as a result of breast implant injuries, the Justice Department Friday filed a suit against six companies and the fund established to compensate the women in Birmingham, Ala. Asking that the money come out of the settlement fund, the Justice Department requested that the court halt payments to the women until the costs to the federal government are reimbursed (4/2).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.