Mentor Worldwide LLC is facing a new wave of potential lawsuits after women are alleging their Mentor MemoryGel Breast Implants are leaking dangerous fluids which have adversely affected their health.
The lawsuit also alleges that Mentor Worldwide failed to comply with the mandated regulations by the FDA that Mentor must conduct proper studies of all of the health risks associated with their MemoryGel breast implants.
If you or a loved one have experienced health complications due to a leaking Mentor MemoryGel breast implant, then you may be legally entitled to receive financial compensation from a Mentor MemoryGel class action lawsuit.
Contact our law firm for a free consultation to see if you may have a case.
Side effects or health complications related to the Mentor MemoryGel Breast Implant
The breast implants manufactured by Mentor contain a silicone gel that is made up of dangerous chemicals and heavy metals which are toxic to the body.
It is alleged that these dangerous chemicals are leaking either microscopically through the silicone membrane or in the event of a rupture, leaking out of the implant itself.
The health problems associated with the leaking implants could have a serious impact on a person’s quality of life.
Health Complications due to a leaking or ruptured Mentor MemoryGel breast implant may include:
Scleroderma (skin thickening which damages tissues)
Sjogren’s Disease (dryness in glands, such as the mouth, kidneys, eyes, and lungs)
Abnormal A-N-A Testing
Raynaud’s Syndrome (extreme skin pallor and coldness in hands and feet)
Muscle Pains – specifically around the breast where the fluid is leaking
Nausea – due to the toxic chemicals and heavy metals used in the gel
Skin rash – an allergic reaction to the chemicals and metals in the blood.
Extreme fatigue – Chemical imbalance with extra chemicals and metal in the blood
Lawsuits currently pending against Mentor Worldwide LLC
The first lawsuit was filed in California by a woman who claimed after receiving the breast implants, they started leaking and caused her to go through long periods of muscle pain and nausea.
Shorty after, another lawsuit was filed in Washington state and others began to follow.
The lawsuits all allege that Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of Mentor Worldwide LLC, failed to conduct proper studies to warn both patient and physicians of the potential risks involved with the breast implants.
This news comes after a 14-year ban on Silicone breast implants was lifted by the FDA.
In 1999, Dow Corning was ordered to pay $3.2 billion dollars for women who had a ruptured or leaking breast implant.
Mentor Worldwide LLC was preapproved to manufacture and sell their MemoryGel breast implants after agreeing to conduct 6 studies.
So far, Mentor has failed to submit those studies to the FDA while pending lawsuits continue to build.
Do I have a Mentor MemoryGel breast implant lawsuit?
If you were given the Mentor MemoryGel breast implants then you may be legally entitled to financial compensation.
Our attorneys are currently reviewing claims from women who were given the MemoryGel implants and then experienced adverse health consequences.
The Abbott Law Group, P.A. attorneys with decades of experience are bringing product liability cases to trial against large corporations and manufacturers.
Contact us right away for a free consultation to see if you have a Mentor MemoryGel breast implant lawsuit.