Legal Affairs: PRODUCT LIABILITY
TABLE: Who's on the Hook
DOW CORNING Formerly the largest maker and seller of silicone-gel breast
implants. Dow Corning also sold materials used by other makers.
PENDING LAWSUITS/ AMOUNT PLEDGED
CLAIMS TO CURRENT DEAL
19,000 $2.02 BILLION
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB Was the No. 2 maker and seller of silicone-gel breast
10,000 $1.15 BILLION
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL A division of a company purchased by Baxter in 1985 had
made and sold silicone breast implants.
8,030 $556 MILLION
3M Made and sold silicone-gel breast implants through McGhan Medical from 1977
6,597 $325 MILLION
DATA: COURT RECORDS, COMPANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS