Judges Rule Woman Entitled To One New Breast Implant, Not Two

Appellate judges have ruled that a woman who said her breast implants were damaged after a car accident can be compensated for the replacement of one implant, but not the other.

The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday in a
workers' compensation claim filed by Penny M. Rumple Richardson.
Richardson said an on-the-job car accident in 2001 caused rippling and a decrease in size of her implants.

Greensboro plastic surgern Dr. David Bowers testified that Richardson's right implant had ruptured and the left implant showed
signs of rippling. So he replaced both implants.

Bowers later testified that the left implant most likely had rippling because it was under-filled, so judges did not award Richardson compensation for that implant.


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  • by David Location: Manteo on Feb 6, 2008 at 09:11 AM
    THIS IS ABOUT THE DUMBEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD OF!! Our country is going down the drain in a rapid spiral motion and all our courts have to discuss is jelly bags? GIVE ME A BREAK! Our taxes paid for all those hours of this court case. Our taxes paid for that judge to waste his time and our money. Who really cares whether that Barbie got replacements or not? Nobody asked her to get those implants to begin with. If she was so concerned over them, why didnt she insure them? Workers compensation should be used for better more important things, such as medical emergency injuries she received during the accident. No one really cares about her deflation problems.
  • by J Location: NC on Feb 5, 2008 at 01:28 PM
    ARE YOU SERIOUS? A WOMAN IS GETTING MONEY TO HAVE HER IMPLANTS OR IMPLANT REPLACED? I AM OUTRAGED! THIS IS NOT A NECESSARY PROCEDURE. I AM STRUGGLING TO SUPPORT ME AND MY CHILDREN, AND SOMEONE IS GETTING MONEY FOR A BREAST IMPLANT! SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG HERE!
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