Published: Thursday 30 November 1995

The US based.Dow Chemical Co has been asked by a Reno judge to shell out US $41 million in punitive damages to a Nevada couple. According to the jury, Dow Chemical acted with .conscious disregard" of the safety of the plaintiff, Charlotte Mahhun.

The couple has contended that Charlotte Mahlum's immune systern illness as well as neurological disease were caused by the silicone implants. The company intends to contest the punitive damage decision and will also appeal the entire verdict.

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