Rupert, ID asked in Medical Malpractice for Idaho

Q: Is it illegal for a dr to use a non fda approved breast implant?

My implants were removed and they were found to be implants that were made in china and were not fda approved in the United States. I have filed suit but this seems to be stagnant. I am concerned about my health along with future surgeries that I must have for reconstruction. The dr. also used non fda approved Botox and showed before and after pics of me to my friend and mother while I was still under anesthesia. I have so many questions but never seem to be able to get answers from my attorney. My question is really; is this illegal?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Be glad you have an attorney. These cases aren't easy to bring and are expensive. A lot depends on what medical proof there is that any of this did you actual, provable harm. You don't get money just because an item was not as should be --though in this case,because it went inside your body I think you should especially on a theory of "battery--" that you gave the doctor permission to cut you under the assumption they were giving you a FDA compliant product and this wasn't.

I would sit down with at least the paralegal to understand what is going on, in person.

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