BREAST IMPLANT LAWSUITS

Breast implant lawsuits are now beginning against Mentor as of October 2016.

Every day hundreds of women are reporting profound illness and health problems due to saline and silicone breast implants to government organizations, the medical community, health professionals, breast implant awareness communities, websites and social platforms and it is just a matter of time before breast implant lawsuits will be in full swing again.

The crux of the issue in regard to breast implant lawsuits is that breast implant manufacturers are not presenting accurate science and are withholding significant and truthful information about the toxic contents of their products and the fact that the chemicals in saline and silicone breast implants are seriously toxic to life and interact with and harm our tissues and body processes required for good health.  Additionally, plastic surgeons are lying to patients about the safety of silicone and the safety of breast implants.  Plastic surgeons deny that symptoms of our illness and symptoms of our autoimmune diseases are from breast implants even though these symptoms and illness are listed in the manufacturer’s patient information and are well known to plastic surgeons or should be.

If we were told that silicone and breast implants are made of highly toxic chemicals and when implanted these chemicals will create profound illness in the body, we would never have purchased breast implants.  If we were told that breast implants microscopically sweat and bleed their toxic contents early on after implantation we would not have bought breast implants.  If we were informed of the accurate failure rates of breast implants we would never have purchased them.  Proper disclosure of the realities and the health consequences of breast implants is not occurring and, in fact, most of the medical community is outright lying about the safety of silicone and quoting dubious science created by breast implant manufacturers that covers up the truth about their toxic products.  Government organizations such as the FDA and Health Canada are doing nothing to protect women from these corporations making toxic products and in fact seem to be colluding and covering it up.

Thank goodness for social media that provides the ability to spread truth about the toxicity of silicone and the grave health consequences of breast implants and other implanted silicone medical devices.  Please continue to share this site on social media and social platforms to keep spreading truth.

The next logical step is gathering together and each and collectively collecting data which will result in and aid lawsuits against doctors and breast implant manufacturers who fail to disclose the truth about their harmful products damaging life.

If you are thinking of getting breast implants, we highly suggest before you do that you get a baseline of medical testing to show your health status.  We suggest that you take a witness and a recording device with you and record your plastic surgeon telling you that implants are safe and that silicone is an inert substance that does not interact with your tissues. This is the pathetic lie that has been coined and is told over and over again to patients.  If your plastic surgeon refers you to science to prove implants are safe, obtain a copy of this junk science for your files.  You will need these things for a future lawsuits against plastic surgeons and against implant manufacturers.  Record pertinent information about your implants such as the brand, manufacturer and serial numbers.  Obtain your implantation surgery reports and any documentation in regard to the implantation process.  Then, as breast implant illness presents, which it will, we suggest documenting symptoms and doctors visits on an ongoing basis and documenting the general decline in your health by collecting professional data such as tests results, diagnoses, chemical and heavy metal tests all signed off by medical professionals showing the case of your arising health problems due to breast implants and their chemicals and heavy metals.  When you explant you need your implants returned to you unwashed and untampered with by the surgeon in two containers one marked left and one marked right. Wrap those containers in a plastic bag and store that in your fridge/freezer.  After pathology, you need your capsule tissue returned to you as well.  Build your case all along the way. Implant manufacturers and plastic surgeons are failing to properly disclose the truth and health consequences of implants and they are leaving themselves liable and ripe for huge lawsuits.  Let’s take them up on it.  If you already have breast implants start collecting all the same data to build your case.

I was never interested in the legal aspect of breast implants but I have to come realize it is the next logical step and probably the only way we will be able to overcome corporations creating toxic products and hiding behind junk science that they create and pass off to the FDA and Health Canada who cares little for your well being and whose executives have been corrupted by corporations.

With enough participants and enough high quality information, we will naturally attract lawyers and lawsuits.  When enough lawsuits occur, the implant manufacturers will be brought to justice and change will occur.

If you are interested to follow the developments and our information in regard to breast implant lawsuits please leave a comment below and then come to our Facebook group here BREAST IMPLANT LAWSUITS which will direct you to news you need or by clicking the Facebook button below.

BREAKING LITIGATION NEWS OCTOBER 2016
A Seattle woman, Sara Ebrahimi, has filed suit against Mentor Worldwide LLC and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., alleging the defective manufacturing of Mentor MemoryGel Silicone Breast Implants. The lawsuit alleges that Mentor and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, repeatedly failed to follow the requirements imposed by the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) in connection with the approval of Mentor’s premarket approval application. It is further alleged that the companies failed to warn the FDA and women receiving the implants of the devices known dangerous propensities. The lawsuit–Ebrahimi v. Mentor Worldwide LLC, et al. (case no. 2:16-cv-07316-DMG)–was filed in the Central District of California in Los Angeles, where Mentor is headquartered. Suit was filed on September 28, 2016. Mentor develops, manufactures, and markets products for surgical and nonsurgical procedures, including Mentor MemoryGel Silicone Breast Implants. The lawsuit alleges that chemicals Mentor used in the manufacturing process bled through the implants, and into Ms. Ebrahimi’s body, causing her to suffer serious medical problems. It is alleged that Mentor and Johnson & Johnson knew that theirdevices were defective, yet allowed them to be surgically implanted in Ms. Ebrahimi. It is further alleged that Mentor and Johnson & Johnson failed to warn the FDA of these risks by not conducting adequate follow-through studies.
Mentor MemoryGel Silicone Breast Implants are regulated medical devices under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act that require FDA approval. As a condition of approval, the FDA required that Mentor conduct post-approval studies to demonstrate, over time, that its silicone implants were safe and effective. The lawsuit alleges that Mentor failed to design effective studies and, as a result, failed to provide the FDA with the longitudinal studies that were required as a condition to the devices approval. It is alleged that: It was Mentor’s obligation to design and execute a study where women were able to access internet forms that are easily understood and provide a working forum to report their experience with implants. Mentor intentionally and systematically failed to make this happen which is a violation of the FDA’s conditions for approval. Data collection was sparse and potential serious side effects and harmful complications were downplayed and under-reported due to inadequate sample size.
Ms. Ebrahimi is represented by the law firm of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP of San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, which has decades of experience litigating complex cases involving products that harm consumers.

If you have Mentor silicone breast implants and are ill here is the above case:  http://www.cpmlegal.com/media/news/250_MENTOR%20-%20Complaint%20-%20Ebrahimi.pdf, print it off and take it to your lawyers or call Cotchett, Pitre and McCarthy in San Franciso.

 

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297 thoughts on “BREAST IMPLANT LAWSUITS

  1. Tamra Devine

    I would long to have a. lawyer call me. I definitely have silicone leakage and health problems because of it.
    When I went back to the plastic surgion to tell him about my problems, he just looked at me and said “well there still pretty.”
    Please email me with a phone number of someone I can consult with about this.

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  2. Annie Coleman

    I got implants in 2005 they were suppose to be saline come to find out there’s silicone on the outside I can feel my health declining had to mammograms because they found a lump and then they found protein deposits I don’t know what to do I’m sick to my stomach now I feel like I’m slowly dieing from toxic chemicals I just don’t feel like normal I’m 38 and should not feel like this please help I have no insurance an scared

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  3. Diana

    Please let me know any development, my implants were done in Dec 2014
    Since that time I’m need experience hardenest of my breast and lots of pain…..
    And some other issues
    Don’t remember rigth now but I do have all the info of my implants

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  4. Barbara Tolar

    Please add me to your list of those you are keeping informed regarding justice for illness brought on by implants. I got my implants in 2015 they ruptured in June 2016. I called a local doctor and my insurance company and they will not remove them because it is a pre-existing condition/cosmetic. Therefore I have to come up with the full amount of the surgery. My health is starting to decline. I got my mammogram today and hoping to have the surgery within the next couple of months.

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  5. Kristen Drake

    I’ve been concerned about my health and have wondered over the years if I’m being poisoned. I had cohesive gel implants in 2004. As I look back on my timeline I pinpointed about when my cognitive functioning started to fail and now I’m mentally diagnosed with cognitive diseases. Could it be the implants? How can I prove that? I’m scared.

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Kristen,
      Yes it is your breast implants and cognition issues are one of the first symptoms to show up.

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  6. Kristen

    Hi ,
    I’m so thankful that I found this site. I have had saline implants going on 15yrs. My hair is falling out, my eyes look dry and yellow, my head is pounding, my hands and feet are cold and my body has shocks running though it daily! I’m a full-time student at 44yr and work full-time as an LMT. I thought I was just tired from my plate being full. I fall asleep while cooking, driving, cleaning, and studying! I have struggled for years with massive headaches and nauseated feeling.
    I got the implants because I had tubular breast and had a MVA at age 16 that left me with horrible scars. I WANT THESE OUT today!! I’m failing my college courses, I’m tired all the time, debilitating tired! To top it off I’m severely allergic to penicillin: I feel like I’m going blind! I clear my throat daily. Right after the implants where put in I got a horrible infection in the right breast, while at the ER in 2005 the doctor that put my implants in didn’t care that I had an infection and told the ER to just give me some antibiotics and send me home!! Please help me get help. I will have them removed ASAP. I want my life

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  7. Linda Barbano

    I, too, was misinformed by my surgeon. He told me they were safe and no harm could come from the saline implants unlike the silicone. In the end of 2002 they went in and one leaked. Out in 2007 it’s was killing me.

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  8. Erica

    I have a Mentor saline implant and either the valve broke or implant broke, don’t know but I have seen two plastic surgeons that need 17,000 to fix. I don’t qualify for any loans but I have an ND who told the Drs I have extreme pain in my one breast and arm and can’t even lift my arm up. I feel exhausted and now getting depressed. Do I qualify to be in the lawsuit or do I jest keep getting sicker.

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  9. Heather

    I had an uplift in 2006 and didn’t want implants but was told by my surgeon that he couldn’t do the uplift unless I had an implant so I went ahead with the smallest size just to get the surgery done. Since then I have had so many health problems and am now very ill. The implant in my left breast appears to have ruptured and is very painful. I am due to meet with a surgeon tomorrow to schedule an enbloc explant. I don’t know the make of implant and my original surgeon is no longer practicing so not sure if I can even follow this up. I do feel that the more women who stand up and make a fuss the more likely things will change – unfortunately it is always financial pressure which has the most effect. Therefore I will be following your advice incase it does become possible to take this to court further down the line. Many thanks for setting up this website and helping others the way you do – I got the surgeon’s name from your list of recommended explant surgeons in the UK. I hope she will be able to help me.

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  10. Leah Neitermayer

    I have been chronically ill since having silicone implants in 2007. I’ve been seen by numerous specialist and have had to stop working in the medical field due to my chronic cough and fatigue. Need explant/ insurance won’t cover.. Please advise

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  11. Lara

    I most likely will have the dr who did the implantation take mine out. I am having a hard time finding a good explant dr in the knoxville, TN area. How do I go about getting my implants from the dr after explant? Are there any laws stating that I have a right to them if dr doesn’t want to give them to me? I have myself binded with ace bandages due to sudden severe pain in right breast. Can’t lift arm without excruciating pain. I called health insurance. I told them I can’t sleep, drive, lift arm due to this pain. I was surprised that they said it is still cosmetic surgery to have implants out.

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  12. Ana

    I have Mentor cohesive gel implants. I hurt constantly. I’m saving for explant surgery now! Any advice would be welcome on how to manage my pain and/or legal advice.

    Thank you!

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    1. Kristen Drake

      I have the same type of implants done 2004. Since then I have had so many health concerns and recently I’ve been diagnosed with several cognitive disorders that I didn’t suffer from prior to implant. Symptoms didn’t start until about 4 years later and got so progressivd in the last 8 years or so that I feel I’m being poisoned. I’m so scared want them out

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  13. laura

    Since receiving my Allergan 410 style “gummy bear” implants in 2003, I have been diagnosed with Lupus and most recently Fibromyalgia. I was actually apart of the canadian study that Approved the sale of the Gummy bear implants in the US. There’s irony for you. I made a list for my neurologist, whom I have an appointment on march 24th. We are trying to rule out MS. But after reading all of this i’m pretty convinced that Breast Implant illness is my issue.
    i’m angry because these implants were suggested to me by my PS. I was convinced they were safe because of they’re butter saline shell. That if it was to bleed, it would bleed into the barrier. I chose these implants over the saline because i was made to feel that these were they best option for me. As a single mom of two kids who has lost years from being sick and exhausted and most recently, the past two years not even being able to tolerate sun on my skin… I’m sick to my stomach that I did this to myself.

    are there any pending law suits for Allergan implants? Or for those apart of the Study?
    Thank you,
    Laura

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  14. Dawna Stafford

    I am on a fixed income. I must withdraw money from my mutual funds to pay for the explanation procedure. I have no idea the brand of my implants. They were placed in 1980. I recall the surgeon telling me the implants were a combination of saline and silicone. I’m quite ill, with issues possibly related to my deteriorating implants. I have no option, other than self pay. My insurance (HMO) will not cover the cost of a “cosmetic” procedure. It’s NOT cosmetic. I’m trying to save my life!!

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  15. Pamela Meyers

    I am writing you to ask for some assistance legally to find out if I have a case. I had a ruptured implant by mentor and was in my body for quite some time . 2 weeks ago I had a newport beach surgeon replace the Implant but I am still feeling sick and feel like I may still have toxins from this in my body. I want to know if there is blood tests that can reveal toxins from Implants as well as other possible toxins to see if I have a case
    I would like to talk more on this matter

    thanks you Pamela Meyers

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Pamela,
      There are tests to measure heavy metals in tissues such as hair tests and other tissues. My best advice is to speak to or see a toxicologist about how to approach testing for legal purposes. I removed your phone number but will email you. Nicole

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  16. Joni

    I have mentor implants, that are asymmetrical diff sizes but apparently “within normal asymmetry range”. I disclosed to my surgeon I had discoid lupus when asked about my medical history. When reading my implant booklet received after my op I was horrified to read under contraindications that the implants should not be used in patients with any form of lupus!!! is this even allowed??

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  17. Greta Witcher

    I had breast reconstruction with Smooth Round High Profile Gel implants in 2011. Within a year or so I had fibromyalgia symptoms and have since been diagnosed. I have not really felt well since and have experienced a deterioration in my general health. I had a hematoma repair a week after placement and a fat grafting revision in 2015 because of rippling attributed to weight loss. I also have post mastectomy pain syndrome. My Plastic surgeon insists that mine are safe devices and has never recommended any lab testing or imaging. Do you have any suggestions?

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Greta,
      Please come to the facebook group as many of your mastectomy sisters are in the facebook group and they are explanting and getting their health and life back. Nicole

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  18. Private

    I have silicone implants. They have ruptured. Since I got them in 2008, I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, generalized anxiety disorder, major depression, and I have hundreds of small nodules under my skin throughout my body, especially in my upper body/arms. I just discovered this site by accident. It is an absolute miracle that I found this and that I finally have hope for getting my life back. Sometimes I can’t even get out of bed. This is a HORRIBLE situation, and I am so grateful to find out that there is something I can do about it.

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  19. Marcy

    I have Mentor memory gel implants since 10/15. I have been sick ever since and its just getting worse. I am interested in following this info and will do whatever I can to help.

    I am having these explanted in April. CAN”T WAIT!

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  20. Linda Davidson

    I knew this was going to happen! About 40 years ago after my breast implants were put I started having itching on the breast that scratching did not help, it was like an allergic reaction, I never thought about the implant, overt the years I developed severe health issues which ended up being caused by my implants, they ruptured and were leaking and I didn’t even know that until I had them removed! I thought I was going to die with all the health issues and was part of the class action law suit with thousands of other women going through the same thing! We were lied to, corrupt judges lied and I’m sure got paid off to do so, they supposedly did their own research and ruled in favor of the implant manufacturers, the whole system lied, they knew we were sick and didn’t care, I was diagnosed with Connective Tissue disease, I got my part, $38,000 which didn’t even cover all of the money I spent going from doctor to doctor to find out what was wrong with me, my kidneys were involved, brain, heart, and suffered from severe pain! Reading this makes me want to take them back to court! I got screwed in my lawsuit and I knew as soon as they put them back on the market it was going to happen again!!! These things are deadly, if feel certain if mine had not been removed I would have died, I was told the are safe and will not rupture, another lie! Please spread the word to other women, they are probably sick and haven’t even thought of these implants being the problem!

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  21. Sarah Dane-Riske

    Saline implants in 2002 with no history of significant health issues. Health declined severely in 2010. Rashes, body aches, muscle weakness, headaches, extreme fatigue, memory fog, nausea and increased inflammatory markers lead physicians to work me up for Lupus. Years later I still do not have a diagnosis. I’ve had to quit one job and am trying desperately to keep my other one. I’ve gone from averaging 50 hour work weeks with an active life to having days I can barely get out of bed. My explant date is 2/16/17.
    It is time we stand together and work towards our pharmaceutical companies and physicians put our health before their wallets.

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    1. Linda Davidson

      Me too! Everything your describing! I had a positive ANA and all of the symptoms of Lupus! This is the same exact things all of us women were experiencing!

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      1. Lara

        I just stumbled on this site looking for an explant doctor. In the last week my right breast implant has become so painful I can barely lift my arm. I got my saline implants in 2003. Now, I am putting all these years of medical pain and anguish together. It started about 2 years after my implant surgery when slowly everything went to “hell”. Now, I have more than 10 autoimmune diseases and was just diagnosed with Lupus last August. How nice it would have been to know ahead of time, that these two killing bags would destroy my life. I had no medical warnings from the doctor that there was any evidence that implants were harmful. NONE!

        Now, I do weekly treatments at home with needles to put donor immune system into myself since I can not fight germs on my own anymore. My thyroid decided to turn into Hasimoto’s Hypothyroidism and slow my metabolism down so I would gain more weight than I ever have had in my whole life. Lupus, Depression, Carpal tunnel, Restless leg syndrome, Asthma, Pleurisy, IGG immune disorder (P.I.D.D), Muscle spasms, TMJ, Chronic fatigue, Osteoarthritis, Interstitial cystitis, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Epstein Barr, Disc Degeneration, Spinal Herniations, Spinal Stenosis, Adenomyosis and cystic ovaries are just some of what I have dealt with. Some of my problems haven’t all been from implants but added to the list, I sure could’ve done without the lump sum of what the implants have added.

        After years of having a painful capsulated left breast, I am now out of nowhere dealing with this right sided pain that is going into my ribcage. After my third child, I lost so much weight that I ended up with a size A cup. Compared to what I had before kids, that was very tiny. Looking back, NOTHING is worth what my life has become. All these illnesses has changed my marriage and how I was able to be a mother. Autoimmune diseases can look hidden, so I deal with others who think I have nothing wrong with me, except that I am looking for attention. I won’t stoop so low to shove my blood work in their face. Everyone is different and their bodies react differently. If I had a doctor give me ALL the details and be honest, I might have rethought my decision. I was someone who had a tendency to be more fragile than others. I knew this. My doctor didn’t and probably wouldn’t have cared either way. I went back recently to find out how much it was to get them out. He led me to believe that he could just puncture them & my body would absorb the saline. We could just leave the implant in. That was $250. However, he was pushing toward removing & putting in new. Which I was adamantly against. His other push was a $6,000 removal and lift. So, unfortunately…we are not people with lives that matter to some of these doctors. We are just names on their expensive boats, or their mortgage payments. In essence, we are just cattle bringing in the money. There is no thought to any of our pain, or life changes that these implants make. Without knowing ALL the details in order to make an educated decision, we are left to make an emotional decision. The only thing in the doctor’s office that gives us any choice toward our decision is that HUGE mirror they ask us to stand in front of with our shirt off. Going home with that image in our head, again, with all the “new me” options gets us excited and we make an uninformed emotional cosmetic decision. However, No one tells us the real truth is, it’s a medical decision that can change our life forever as we know it. If we only knew the truth…

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  22. Gail

    I have been going thru hell since 2008! I had cancer & my surgeon talked me into silicone implants by mentor. I am in constant pain & am disfigured. It is 2017 & I found a recommended surgeon & he tells me I have capsular contracture & extensive scarring & he said we will be able to tell more when we get in there. I want to know if there is a current lawsuit against Mentor. Thanks so much, Gail

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  23. Marilyn J. McKenzie-Kelton

    My 27 years old MCGHAN textured silicone envelopes, filled with 500 cc of silicone gel were removed, Enbloc on 01/25/17, by Ed Melmed, Dallas TX. I have disgusting, nasty implants in 2 plastic containers in my refrigerator. Dr.Melmed says that the silicone envelopes have melted into the calcified scar tissue ball, surrounding each implant. He gave them to me whole, because if he snipped through scar tissue shell. Sticky guey silicone jel would of run all over his office table! I’m interested in Lawsuit. Medicare refuses to pay 80%, so far. I’m Appealing! My surgery was definitely:”medically necessary” I’ve had to take prescribed 15 mgs of Oxycodone, 3 × day, for past 15 years to keep my pain level at 5 instead of 10. I was put on SS.Disability January 2003, because of extreme chronic muscle & joint pain. I grew allergic to night shade vege & fruit plant foods. I grew allergic to all foods, like all nuts, spinach, cranberries, avocados, blueberries, seeds like Flax & Chia, etc. My favorite foods! I divorced my devoted husband of 20 years, February 6, 1991, left my adult kids & grandkids, friends & Family, ALL living in Tampa, FL to move to Arkansas Ozarks to hide & die! I was a certified Personal health & exercise consultation, but too embarrassed and I’ll to let clients & family see me, in such miserable pain! Many test, many doctors could give me a for sure diagnosis! 09/28/16, I asked Google, “Do women with Breast Implants have pain?” and found 1,000 in closed to public Facebook groups. I was very happy to learn the truth about Breast Implants, but scared! I researched list of surgeons, found Dr.Melmed, then investigated him. For years. He hasn’t put implants in, only removes them! He was for me! We had to borrow $8,000. & travel in our old Van. 10 hours to Dallas. TX. & stayed 3 nights in Hotels. Very expensive surgery, but worth every dollar! All my BII disappeared, as soon as my poisonous implants were off my chest! That was 7 days ago & today I feel 33 instead of 73! No more pain, no more Oxycontin/Oxycodone! I see my Primary Care physician 02/02/17 to show him my nasty implants and tell him I’m drug free @ age 73! Dr. Taylor has been treating my inflammation/pain for 8 years! He could never fine cause of my pain. I showed him testimonials from other women with my same pain. He said, but FDA approved breast implants as SAFE. I said, we are being lied to! I’m teaching him with “SHOW & TELL”. tomorrow!

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      1. Carolyn Simpson

        I need to find a surgeon in Philadelphia or new jersey who will do an en bloc procedure and work with me on medicare. I have 40 year old ruptured calcified implants and very little money. I need help

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  24. michelle landry

    i am writing looking for representation for breast implant illness. i have mentor in 2002 but had them replaced due to them hardening and painful and disfigured. i replaced with natrelle silicone in 2009. i have had health issues since first implant. i continued to get worse every year not knowing why. i have had severe autoimmune symptoms . i have been on steroids , methotrexate , steroids , breathing medications and much more for years. i researched breast implant illness through an acquaintance. i
    realized after researching i had every symptoms and more. i found a dr. to remove them because i felt like i was dying a slow death. many of my days were bedridden, i lost my life , my fiance my home , my job because of this severe illness . no dr. every told me i would get sick and become bedridden. sorry my writing is not grammatically correct .

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  25. Lauri

    I am very interested in seeing where this suit against Mentor Worldwide LLC goes. I had breast augmentation in 2010 and I too have Mentor Memory Gel Silicone breast implants. Three months post surgery I had a severe capsular contraction and had to have another surgery. I have been experiencing a whole host of health/medical issues over the last 4 years and have spent thousands of dollars on therapies, meds, and even neck surgery. No one seemed to have the answer. I self diagnosed with Breast Implant Illness when I stumbled upon a website. Now, I plan to have an explant as soon as possible and I am beside myself thinking about having to now pay for this. I will have about $20,000 in this mess by the time I start trying to get my health back. I keep having the thought….they should be sued for this!

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  26. Kellye Moses

    Interested. Mine are from 2002. I recently called them to ask about the registry. I was in the study. They said they threw all of their records away prior to 2006.

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  27. Lindsey Hagood Higgins

    Yes, I am interested, as I just had reconstructive surgery, capseltomy masectomy and implants, Mentor Double Lumen were ruptured. Explains why I have been sick off and on for the past decade and most recently last 3 years. Mammograms kept coming back abnormnal with cells growing. Had a field day with me. Most stress I have had in my life. Has taken me away from work, chronic ear infections, constantly muscular pain that has subsided, every time I get bit by a bug, I get very ill.

    Surgery went well, as I had them removed last week. I instantly felt better and then when they told me they were ruptured, but contained, I cried. WE all know that it touched the skin, leaked into my arm pit, the one leaked out so bad, I woke up one morning with skin just hanging in my arm pit .

    I have insurance, but not out of network. That is an entire different issue in itself.

    Thanks for your help in this matter. I am not on facebook, so any website or emails you can send me would greatly be appreciated :)! Thank you in advance, Lindsey H Higgins

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  28. ShAnnon estes

    I am going to have surgery in February due to rupture of Mentor memory gel silicone implant. I would like more info on lawsuit please.

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  29. Nikki Breaux

    I have my 3rd set of Mentor breast implants being my right side ruptured twice. I am very unhappy with the ones I have now. I have green and yellow nipple discharge as well as thick white pus coming out my incision that is more than a year old. I want my implants removed as soon as I can find a competent surgeon.

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  30. Bridgett

    In 1995 I received Mentor textured implants. I went from doctor to doctor and 20 years later after, numerous autoimmune diseases later I find out . The doctors kept telling me that my problems, symptoms were not the implants and would attribute the problems to everything else. 10/10/2016 I was explanted .
    Still struggling with doctors, trying to find a lawyer or firm. I would so greatly appreciate suggestions. My family has been helping me. This is a constant struggle doctors do not want to help. Any suggestions

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  31. Tonnie Trotter

    My mother has McGhan silicone breast implants. Recently diagnosed with BIA-ALCL,S which is a very rare and very fast growing cancer. She has been very depressed since getting them, thinking this whole time the depression was from other circumstances. Recently the right breast implant was removed with a mass the same size. I can not begin to tell you all the horrible things she has been through since May 2016.

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  32. DEBORAH CALHOUN

    I have the memory gel implants & I have at least 1/2 of the symptons you’ve provided. Mine were implanted in 2007. If there is a law suit, I want in on it. I don;t know about explanting, I’m on a fixed income.
    I also have a floating bubble in my left breast, and the right one I feel ripples in the outline.

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  33. DEBORAH LEE CALHOUN

    I’ve had Mentor memory Gel Implants 12/19/2007, 325cc’s,I only have one product ID#1314194,left serial#5740008-029, right ser#5740008-010 by Dr. Donald Kress in Fredericksburg , MD.
    Memory Gel Silicone. My left breast causes pain every once in a while, recently I had an mri of them, radiologist said everything a ok, but I saw left side perfect circle, right side looked like a hanging figure 8.
    I would be very interested in anything that comes up due to Mentor’s and Dr.’s neglence.

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  34. Angela Lewis

    I had breast augmentation with mastopexy in May of 2015. I have had major complications and 3 surgeries later I am still having issues. I have had infections, severe pain etc. I need a 4th surgery to fix the capsular contracture sin both breast but I refuse to let my PS lay another hand on me and I don’t have the money to pay someone else. I have been researching things and want to get the word out to other women on how dangerous these implants can be.

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  35. Anita Swanson

    I got mentor memory gel silicone implants in 2008 and have been sick for years . I want to be added to a class action law suite if there’s one .

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  36. Tracey mcreynolds

    I am having a lot of health issues that I have recently found could be linked to my saline implants. I originally had the surgery 20 years ago, but have had two additional surgeries, one implant completely deflated, had tge replacement surgery and maybe over year later had one slowly leaking. Over the last 4-5 years I have had number of issues, have had hot flashes, night sweats, pain terrible back pain, stomach issues sleep issues menstrual cycle ect, over the last 2 1/2 years they’ve gotten worse, my dr was giving me over counter hot flash meds to help but they didn’t August of 2014 dr did test to see if I was in prementapause and tested thyroid, test only showed my adrenal glands were depleted by half. About year ago my thyroid gland has inflamed and pushing pressure at front of throat, making it difficult to swallow, my voice has changed and throat hurts constantly, I have not had a period in over a year, the back pain is extreme, hot flashes insane, just yesterday had one about every 20 minutes, they are brutal, exhausting and taking over my life, my implants feel weird also the inner sides of both just feel like air, I experience a lot of dull pain. This has taken over my existence and made it so I sometimes don’t want to continue my miserable life, I need some guidance , thank you tracry

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Tracey,
      You need to explant those toxic breast implants and detox and you will recover over a period of months and even a couple years. Nicole

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  37. Laurie Lacour

    I’ve been sick for years found out my implants were ruptured had them changed Dr said they can’t make u sick so had saline put in I have a list of health issues and found research on breast implant illness so had them explanted May 2015. I’m better but still really sick. Sometimes I think I’m dying. Is there any law suites going on now. I’m disable and loss my job because of being so sick. Please someone let me know if u know of any help

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Laurie,
      Was your explant proper – meaning did all capsule tissue get removed and was the silicone cleaned up as much as possible from your chest. Were your lymph nodes checked for silicone? If one or two of them are gunked up they may need to be removed. Sometimes low grade bacterial infections are present in the lymph in ladies that have had ruptured silicone implants. Almost all ladies have fungus infections that need antifungal/low mycotoxin diets and natural and prescription antifungals in order to feel better. Low Dose Naltrexone is a godsend for some ladies suffering from autoimmune responses and symptoms in the body due to silicone. Can you get a doctor to try you on Low Dose Naltrexone, start on a very low dose and work your way up. Heal your gut with gut healing regimes to ensure your systems of detoxification are working. Follow the guidelines on the Detoxification page of this website. Nicole

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  38. Sara Haggard

    I have had Mentor saline implants since 2008. My hair started falling out 6 mo later and I had no energy. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos in 2010 and have been on medication for that ever since. I can hardly get out of bed lately and have many of the symptoms described. I live in WA state and want to be part of this lawsuit!
    I was just introduced to this website today by my sister who also has implants and is very sick. I’m going to begin researching a surgeon for explantation.
    Thank you so much for creating this site.

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  39. Stephanie

    I would appreciate if someone could please contact me. I had allergan natrelle implants put in 2015. I have had nothing but problems since. I am 47 years old with unexplained vertigo, ringing in the ears, brain fog and the list goes on. I went to see another plastic surgeon for 2nd opinion and was told that both were failed. I had been going to the surgeon that placed them and telling him they were hurting me and he said I needed to continue massaging them. Well that is not the case they both are capsular contractures… I had this surgery are double mastectomy.

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  40. Cathy

    I am having an explant on 12/28/16. My mastectomy surgeon asked me at my last sono visit with him about how my auto immunes were doing. By the end of me telling him he suggested removal. I found a different plastic surgeon from my original who said ” I am starting to turn my head. I can’t begin to tell you how many women this past year I removed the implants who have the same problems as you. Give it another tens years and I believe there will be something else come up”. My primary this past Thursday when I went for surgery clearance said ” we spoke about this two years ago and your surgeons all said no they weren’t the cause. Unreal”. He also said ” I always wondered how the FDA years ago stopped them and then it was ok. Never could figure out what they changed as I don’t think anything but yet now there ok”. Live on LI and found someone on our side. 11 1/2 hour surgery being done as a Diep C tissue transfer. He doesn’t agree with the Tram Flap. Said “why would anyone remove your abdominal muscles. Doesn’t make sense”. He is a Micro surgeon Plastic Surgeon triple board certified. We are going to call the NY lawyer you posted after all this. Thank you.

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  41. Mary G.

    Please add me to the list. Saline implants were the worst mistake I ever made. Implanted in 2004, corrected in 2005, explanted in 2009. … still suffering!

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  42. Michelle Girven

    My daughter has Mentor silicone gel implant 11/12 explant 12/2016. Autoimmune disease symptoms began 2013. Diagnosed CNS vasculitis w possible systemic disease in 2015.

    I’d like to keep up to date on legal issues for her. She’s a military wife with two young sons. I can concentrate on this for her. Thanks so much for keeping this site so women are aware of what’s going on.

    Michelle

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  43. Elizabeth Taylor

    Hi,
    In November of 2014, I had Mentor Smooth Round High Profile Saline implants placed in both breast. the Breast implant size is 420cc with the final fill volume extended to 450cc. In the pat 6 months, I have developed fatigue, muscle aches, bone pain, and joint pain, raynauds syndrome, and have been recently diagnosed with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. I have had since the beginning in and around my breast, swelling, burning, hot to touch, and painful discomfort. so much so that wearing a loose fitting bra can be very painful. I am looking for help and guidance on legal and medical options. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Elizabeth

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  44. Veronica Wadman

    I was a very active healthy person before my implants in 2008. About a year following the implants my health started declining. I have been sent to many doctors and paid thousands for tests since then. About five years ago I couldn’t even get out of bed all while trying to raise 2 children on my own. My work downgraded me in my position because I was missing alot of work. My doctor tried several different medications and finally put me on one that has helped to manage but I continue to have new health issues. I wish I would have seen this post years ago. If I don’t take the medication… I am miserable stuck in bed. I will pursue having them removed.

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  45. Victoria Brown

    I am more than willing to join this group. Please keep me informed about what to do to join this fight. I explanted in October after 33 years.

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  46. Melissa

    When I had my surgery done in 2008, my surgeon had me sign up for Mentor’s memory gel study (a ten year study with survey on my health-sent to me every year). They stopped sending them about 2 years ago, and sent a letter saying that they didn’t need the data anymore. I think I am ok, however, I have been getting chest pain on my left side that I have been told is anxiety and stress related. Sometimes it is severe, and it is scary, and I never thought it could be implant related; I thought it was more heart/stress related. Not sure how to bring this up to my Family Doctor so that he will understand or take me seriously; I cannot afford to pay for any surgeries right now!

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  47. Sherry L Daly

    My name is Sherry. I do not have breast implants but instead have a one of a kind shoulder implant due to having cancer as a kid. I had Osteo Sarcoma. I,have been very sick ever since they put the implant in around 25 years after surviving the cancer. I had been healthy up until the implant. Not long after the implant I woke up feeling as if I had a giant ace bandage wrapped around my torso. I was then diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I have since had one major illness after another and my feet and legs are turning black and I suffer from horrible nerve pain. I know my body and know this implant is literally killing me slowly and horribly . it is a very long and excrusiating death. Please help me if you can, I can’t get anyone to listen or believe me.

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  48. Terri Covi

    I had McGhann (inamed) implants inserted by Dr. Chan , Northern California, USA 1993-1994. I was diagnosed February 2016 with ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma) and have had both implants removed; the left on December 2015, the right on November 2016. My prognosis with ALCL, given at diagnosis following pathology results in February 2016, was 2-3 years. I have had aggressive chemotherapy and radiation since diagnosis.

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  49. Mary Fishburn

    I had Heyer Schulte implants put in 1979, I got very sick. I developed Hashimotos and severe fatigue. I explanted January 26, 2016. Dr Blais, examined my saline implants. His findings were the smooth texture had become like textured, MRSA infection and that my implant had been discontinued 2 yrs before I was implanted. I also has aspergillus Niger and another mold growing on them. I believe this is a case for a lawsuit.

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  50. Shantishea

    Have positive ANA & RF but not lupus. Had silicone implants from double mastectomy in 2012. I believe my implants may bekilling me

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  51. Vicki Dougherty

    I recently had my breast implants replaced and was informed by the surgeon that both of the implants he removed were ruptured and caused significant damage. I have had many issues over the past six years and I believe that all of these medical concerns are a direct result of the ruptured implants. I am having a hard time finding an attorney to help me get paid for my financial struggles with all of these medical problems. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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  52. Lisa Louise

    Interested in more info concerning lawsuits regarding implants! I have short term memory loss, brain fog, heart palpitations, dry eyes, hair loss, etc! I want them out!

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  53. Susan

    I am very interested in more information regarding this lawsuit. My daughter is very ill and I am trying to be her strength now as she makes the decision to explant these implants that are poisoning her.

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  54. Jennifer

    I am just like the lady that has the lawsuit in Seattle. Mentor Memory Gel implants, was suppose to be a part of a study but have never heard from Mentor in the past 4 years since I have implanted. I am very ill and in the process of getting everything checked out. I want to be sure and do things the right way to prepare for sewing them myself! Please tell me what I need to do. I am going to the plastic surgeon tomorrow that placed them and I’m not sure he can be trusted.

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  55. Sandy Rice

    Would like to file a lawsuit. Primary physician diagnosed bilateral breast implants as a problem on the problem list 21-64 back in 2009. This problem was never spoke of, nor did I receive any treatment or further diagnostic testing for that suspected problem. Since then I have been to 67 specialty appointments in the last 3 years. A second physician from the same office took over my file and never addressed the issue either as I was being seen for chest pain and breast implant noises. I became disabled in 2007 and have had to have a hysterectomy with ovaries removed. I still can’t get my Drs to discuss breast implant illness as a possibility for my illnesses as it is listed in my medical records under problems.

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  56. Connie Bond

    I have been hoping and praying this day would finally come! I have been seriously ill with a myriad of documented illnesses since I received Allergan Silicone implants
    7 years ago for breast reconstruction due to breast cancer; otherwise I was perfectly healthy. My explantation was 3 years ago. I have drained so much time, energy, money; in trying to fight this illness; the roadblocks to receiving treatment being the medical profession refusing to believe that these lmplants are making women sick. I feel I, along with all women affected deserve financial compensation but have been unable to find a lawfirm to take on the case. This is very much like things like asbestos, agent orange, “gulf war syndrome” making people sick for years and the government agencies refusing to acknowledge it. I want to be a part of this

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  57. Dawn

    I just found out that my right breast implant is leaking, I do not know how long it has been leaking. Mine was put in August 2010 due to Breast Cancer. How do I join the lawsuit?

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  58. Karen Mihacsi

    Hello again, wanted to add more of my illnesses since getting Gummy bear Mentor Silicone Implants in 2009. After getting my implants in, I never had another period since. It put me in menopause immediately with terrible hot flashes. I was only 44 yrs old. Before I had implants I was very healthy. Since having them for 7 years (getting them out tomorrow Dr. Feng) I have had 4 spine surgeries, thyroid cancer removal of right lobe, joint pain, swollen joints, fatigue, numbness, chronic Lyme disease, and degenerate spine disease, blurred vision problems and left side facial paralysis.
    My life has been destroyed by these things and can’t wait to get them out. My surgeon that put them in actually said they highly approved, better than any other implant and I never needed to replace them, that they were life time. I found out different. PLEASE ADD ME TO ANY LAWSUIT OR WEBSITES TO HELP OTHER WOMEN.

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  59. Karen Mihacsi

    I have Mentor Gel Implants and I’m very sick. I having them removed tomorrow Nov. 7 2016. I have getting sicker ever since they were put in however I didn’t connect the dots together thinking it was the implants but have been informed it is. I now have chronic Lyme disease, degenerated spine disease and chronic fatigue.

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  60. Tracy

    I had my Mentor silicone gel implants explanted today. There was substantial tissue damage to note. I have been suffering symptoms of BII for the past 6 years with my condition continuously worsening. I am thankful that I was able to have the poisonous sacs removed from my body and am praying for improvement of my health issues.

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  61. Julie Darden

    I am not able to even work anymore. FIBROMYALGIA, reumatoid, inflammation of nerves , veins, hair loss, insomnia, joint pain, fatigue, blurred vision, foot pain, stage 4 capsular contracture, pain, knots, depression, lust goes on!!

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  62. Beverly

    need silicone implants removed due to rupture. Surgery scheduled for 2 weeks from today.Mentor is covering $3500, but surgery will total approx $7000. Just got letter from insurance, and they will not cover cost. Is there a class action lawsuit that I can join? I do not have the money for the surgery, but I know implants are making me sick.

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  63. Mike

    Health canada and parliament are lacking a lot of stuff 1 being they were warned in 2011 January by the FDA as to the actual outcome from the tests they performed and plastic surgeons were aware of the implant but neglected to tell patients as this is a billion dollar industry. The government collects millions a year thus hush it up simple bs .

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  64. Patty L Hubbard

    im sick with these things and they are mentor. they said they were safe , i had a child with these things in me, and breast feed him, someone need to do a study on the children of this disaster and see if there is silicone in them……

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  65. Robin Jenson

    I recently had my 1991 Mentor silicone implants removed & surgeon left behind a lot of silicone that has made very ill. Im scheduled to get more surgery soon to remove remaining silicone. I now have Raynaud’s disease, lymphedema in both legs from so mych inflammation, I’m seeing a rhumetologist in November to see if I have RA or some other autoimmune disease & I can’t work my normal hours bc of all the pain, my eyesight has also drastically declined. I was involved & received a check from the class act lawsuit in the 90’s but only excepted bc I wasn’t ill at the time & law firm told me it would be all that would ever be available so take it & if I’d opted out they said nothing more would ever be paid out even if I became ill. The silicone is the only thing that could’ve made me ill as I was very active & healthy until I had them removed & one must’ve broke while taking out & the silicone left behind that ct scan showed is making me very ill! Since I received a check in the 90’s for a small amt. does that mean I can’t still hold Mentor liable for the toxin left in my body that’s made me sick? Wonder what happens to the baby’s that were breast fed w/implanted moms like I did? I’d never forgive myself if my now 24 year old son turns out to have illness related to my bad decision!

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    1. Jamie

      I think in this case, you would be suing the surgeon that took out the implants causing the rupture, NOT the manufacturer. I would speak with an Attorney ASAP as you might run into a statute problem otherwise. I know in NYS SOL for filing a medical malpractice case is 2.5 years, but the SOL is different for each individual state. Again I would urge you to speak with an Attorney ASAP.

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  66. Brandice75

    Curious about a couple of details I didn’t see in this page or on the main intro page – saline implants are encased in a silicone shell, although filled with a saline solution – are they being addressed as dangerous, too? Is this in Web page in reference to all silicone implants, regardless, or only the Memory gel silicone implants, or Cohesive Gel implants?

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Brandice,
      All to the profound ill health affects also come from saline implants too. Further, saline tend to get colonized with microorganisms that produce dangerous biotoxins. Nicole

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  67. Linda Hernandez

    I have a Mentor implant. It is saline and was put in 2004 after breast cancer surgery removing my left breast. Now I am having complications. Limited arm and hand movement. Muscle pains. Bloating. Shoulder,back, and neck pain. Lost my job. I just feel like killing myself to get out of this hell.

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  68. Wendy

    I’ve been sick for years. I have adrenal fatigue, been told I have fibromyalgia… and the list goes on. Since reading this I am going to get a mammogram. I just want my life back!

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  69. Kim yavorek

    How can I get involved with fact funding for this! I am explanting in April. Hopefully sooner! Has anyone put together a documentary telling womens stories?

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  70. Victoria Jessen Brown

    I want to add my name to what I assume will be a growing list of “wronged” breast implant victims. I, too, was misinformed by my surgeon. He told me #1) I had saline implants. (Not so) #2) The implants would not interfere with mammograms or other tests such as echo cardiograms. (Not true) #3) The implants would NEVER rupture. (“You’ll go to your grave with them and if they exhume you 100 years later, your body will be decayed, but the implants will still be intact.”) Not true.

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      1. Brenda

        I just had 29 year old Mentor smooth saline implants removed and have been sick with a whole range of debilitating symptoms for approx 15 years. The implants were found to be leaking and infected. The original implanting surgeon (who is no longer in practice) added more saline to the implants 6 years after the original implantation and the total cc’s surpassed the maximum amount that the particular implant was manufactured to contain. I am interesting in joining a Canadian lawsuit.

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  71. kelly delacruz

    I’ve had McGhan saline implants since Feb. of 2002. I was always very healthy and energetic before the implant surgery, I worked full time and, with my husband, raised 3 children. About a year after the implant surgery I began having difficulty swallowing, losing handfuls of hair, very strange rash on my face, weight gain, joint pain, low back pain, depression, mental fog, panic attacks, edema, muscle wasting, headaches,
    debilitating fatigue to the point my husband would have to physically pick me up out of bed in the mornings and help me get dressed.
    Numerous medical, imaging, and psychological tests over the years with no diagnosis or conclusion.
    I’m passed trying to figure out what’s WRONG IN MY BODY. I know it’s the McGhan BREAST IMPLANTS
    making me sick! None of us who are implant sick will ever get the years we lost back! It’s TIME for the implant manufacturers to be held ACCOUNTABLE!

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  72. Jennifer Hines

    I was in perfect health until I got my implants. My health has been declining since 5 months after my implants. it has been 6 years now. I can not believe I did not pursue this earlier! I have my consult for ex-plantation today!! TAKE THEM OUT

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  73. Sonja R Jambard

    I have been suffering mystery illnesses for several years. Please keep me updated. Date of implant 8/8/91 silicone gel. Thank you.

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    1. Robin Jenson

      Do you know what manufacturer made yours? Mine is Mentor & just had my removed but silicone spilled all inside during explanation now I’m very I’ll within 1 month of explanation & mine were in 1991 as well. Be sure to have a MRI done & an experienced surgeon to remove envelop capsulectomy only so it doesn’t spill into your body like my incompetant surgeon did to me! Get them out soon & safely!

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    2. Teri Hill

      Wow! I believe that your silicone implants were from the original lawsuit dates…back before the FDA originally took silicone implants off the market. That was the original group including Dow Corning and the rest of the first marketers of silicone implants that settled out back then. They did not come back out on the market until somewhere around 2005 or so.

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  74. Ellisa Martin

    Im sick from silicone 25 years now due to implants. Im very interested in lawsuit. FDA should stop approving implants. Help please!!!

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  75. Lori Johnson

    I am very interested in following the development of future litigation. I have had implants for about 14 years. I am experiencing symptoms including pain in my breasts and underneath my armpits. I am working towards explanation.
    Thank you!

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  76. Carla C. D.

    My daughter got silicone breast implants at age 18 in April 2006. It gave her such a boost of confidence in her self-image!
    She just discovered this connection between poisoning from implants and the illnesses she started suffering from in 2007 which have become so much severe and more and more symptoms. They have baffled many doctors for years.She can hardly wait for the explanation procedure and hopefully regaining health and hope! She and I are passionate about spreading the word and saving other women (and their loved ones) from the horrible suffering she has endured!

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  77. Kari P.

    I signed a consent for saline implants in about 1990. At my explant last month, 8/19/16, I was told by the PS that the Dr. put silicone in me. He urged me that way but I said no and made my choice of saline. My health devastation story would fill many pages, near death. I have not been able to get my records from the hopital yet, I am going to try to come up with the exact year and try again as my explant doctor said records from a hospital are more possible to get than surgi-center. Perhaps see if he did this to someone else if he did it to me? He is very well known in Scottsdale, AZ. I have 35k in health insurance claims, 10 years of unemployed/uderemployed, 2nd mortgage on my home- a single mom of 2 at the time, 1998 when it hit hard, 30 yrs old. I never suspected “saline” implants (were “intact”), but then I did not have MY choice that I paid 9k for. I have basically been on integrative cancer/immune protocols for 11 years.

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    1. Teri Hill

      I would sue his a$$ off girl! He has to have your records in storage. Get a private attorney and sue him for malpractice! I would hit him so damn hard his head would spin so fast he wouldn’t see straight for months! I would try to get my story on the news too!

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  78. Dolores Tucci

    Very interested in following future litigation. Ive had saline implants for 20 years and have been sick for about 15 of those years!!!

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  79. Sharon Michael

    I missed registration for Dow lawsuit. was in Europe and missed all conversation. Had implants after inflammatory breast disease in 1970. Both implants silicone ruptured diagnosed with multiple autoimmune illness .Feel like i am dying NO insurance coverage, Do not have resources for ex plant..

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  80. Robin Thornton

    I’ve had my saline breast implants for 11 1/2 years. About 8 months after I got my implants I started getting sick. And to this day my health continues to get worse & worse, with no correct diagnosis!!
    There’s no doubt that I have Breast Implant Illness!!
    I have no insurance or the $$$ money to get my implants taken out!! Are there any resources that could help me financially, so I can get years deadly , highly toxic implants out of my body!! It has been 11 1/2 long years since I have even had 1day where I felt good & healthy!!
    Robin

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    1. Laurie Fuentes

      I’m having the same issues and no one can figure out why I feel the way I do. I have saline implants that I got in 2006

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  81. Shannon

    I feel like my implants have robbed my life from me. I can no longer function and be the person I am in the world. Wishing on getting them or in the next couple of months. Definitely interested in legal action.

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    1. Vicki

      Shannon,

      I had my Breast Implants removed after my Left Implant ruptured in 1994, and the silicone went throughout my body and was in a “life threatening” situation with adrenal exhaustion! When my Left Implant ruptured after my Bi-lateral Subcutaneous Mastectomy, I did NOT get another set of Breast Implants!

      I entered into a Class Action lawsuit shortly after my rupture, but was very disappointed with the amount of money that I received!

      If you would like to contact me privately to get more of the details of my Class Action suit, you can contact me at my private e-mail address:

      azcelene@gmail.com

      I wish you the very best in getting your Breast Implants removed and your Class Action Lawsuit!

      Hugs!

      Vicki

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  82. Melissa Heisel

    I too have many health issues that I believe are related to my Saline breast implants. I have now been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. I am looking to get them explanted.

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  83. Nancy

    I would like to join your fb page. Gummy Bear Implants in 2012 sick for 3 years till explant last October. Numerous MRI’s, X-rays etc….. Positive ANA last August now it’s negitive! 🙂 felt better right after surgery and now off all anti inflam drugs, pain pills and no more fibromyalgia. these poison implants are killing us!

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  84. Heather Gordon

    I have silicone gel implants going on almost 4 years now and have been on and off antibiotics for 3 years for chronic kidney and urinary tract infections, group b strep, pneumonia, bronchitis,pretty much everything under the sun. I even had mrsa infection in my left implant from a permanent suture I was not aware I had. I’m 30 years old and went from working 80 hrs a week managing a bar and raising a child to not being able to work at all and I can barely get myself out of bed anymore. I now have visible deformities on my right breast from what I believe to be a ruptured gel implant and is extremely painful and only getting worse but I cannot afford explant surgery since have not been able to work and the medical bills are stacking up. I have become extremely depressed and at times ready to end it all due to the constant wrong diagnosis and repeated infections it’s making me feel like I’m crazy!

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  85. Dawn Meadows

    I would love to follow information for any lawsuit regarding implants. I have silicone gel from 2008. Diagnosis’s started within 2 years after. Please keep me posted..

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  86. Ruth

    I have been ill for quite some time with chronic pain and bowel issues that have gotten worse over time. I had my implants in 1988 and was given no further information. I can not even remember the name of the plastic surgeon who performed the implants and his office is no longer where it was. I have recently been accidentally diagnosed with leakage as they were testing for another possible illness. I am awaiting a surgeons appointment this fall. I live in Ontario Canada and would greatly appreciate any guidance with respect to surgeons, natural remedies and lawyers .

    Sincerely,

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  87. Dori

    Im in. Had them in for 18 months and have had 3 infections in the last 6. I was healthy as a horse before. Now i have blastocystis and candida and cannot get out of bed in the morning.

    Dont feel mentally up for all the work required for a lawsuit.

    Trying to get my state insurance to pay to have them taken out.

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  88. Francine Lynn Young

    I have had silicone implants for 32 years, I am on my 5th surgery. I found out by reading my mammograms 3 yrs ago that the silicone was leaking, shortly after my first procedure , my right breast capsulized and had to be replaced. I had the silicone taken out during the big “scare” and saline put in but had trouble with the saline so had silicone put back in. at the present time my mentor gel implants that I had put in with a lift in 2004 are leaking so bad the silicone is leaking into my lymph nodes. I have not been feeling well for the last 5 yrs, never putting the correlation of the implants and my health together. I am now schedueled for my 5th surgery on Sept.1st, 2016. The only part of my surgery that is covered is the cost of the implants, $1650.00. I am responsible for $6000.00, if I had gone to the Dr. 2 years ago, the cost would’ve been covered %100 percent. my gyno never once called me and told me how bad the leaking was. I discovered it myself by reading my mammogram. HELP!!! I had to take a loan out of my 401K a couple of days ago and am waiting to have surgery. I am a flight attendant and cannot afford what is happening to me, I also have to take time off work to have this surgery to remove leaking implants, get all cleaned out and replaced with the same implant!!! my general practitioner thinks I am having a severe reaction to the silicone and instructed me to move my surgery date up to get these implants out a.s.a. p. I could use some guidance and support…Who can I call or write to???…Thank you…

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    1. Susan Henson

      Francine,
      I’ve had my implants (same ones) for almost 30 years. In the past 5 years, my health has declined and I have been into see doctors for 75-80% of these symptoms, never relating my implants to the illnesses. I am also in need of help to resolve this issue. I am so distraught over this. Your story is mine, except I’ve never had them replaced. Have seen several cosmetic surgeons in the past 3 weeks as I’ve started having hardening and pain and now a bubble (rupture) in my left breast. I’m scared and looking for advice, healing info and detox, as well as, removal. Yet, what will I look like after removal if I don’t have them replaced?
      Please advise. The illnesses are debilitating and have drastically changed my quality of life. Any advice on legal help would be greatly appreciated.

      Sincerely,
      Susan Henson

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  89. Tracy Davis

    Saline implants 2005. Almost all symptoms!!! Feel like I’m dying at times! I’m blown completely away realizing implants has taking my life from me 😢

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  90. Ronda Schilling

    I’ve been going to doctors for years with no diagnosis; only to be written off as to being a hypochondriac I feel. I’ve been told I have RA and now they are testing me for MS. I’ve been told by plastic surgeons that there is no such thing as breast implant syndrome, and I’ve been told there is, but my insurance will not cover it. I’m now going to a doctor in Ohio that specializes in treating breast implant syndrome to get yet another option. This Doctor has testified against the FDA and strongly believes that all implants are a hazard to our health, and said they can help me with documenting my case, if in fact the implants are my issue.

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    1. Marcella Turner

      Who is the doctor in ohio pleas give me his name ive had all these symptoms for 8 yrs now i need help and soon!!

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      1. admin Post author

        Hi Marcella,
        The PS in Ohio who is known for understanding breast implant illness and removing implants properly is Dr. Lu-Jean Feng. Nicole

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        1. Teri Hill

          I think we all need to write letters to the FSA and let them know how many of us have the new Cohesive Gel Implants and massive Autoimmune disabilities now, when we were 100% healthy before. I even had saline implants prior, but had a rupture and replaced them with the gummies. I had the saline textured for 8 years and never had one health issue with them.

          I was part of the followup research group actually, but was told at a certain point, when they were having a hard time getting a hold of me for my reporting (because I was sick), that I really didn’t have to report my symptoms in any longer. I find that quite interesting!

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  91. Roxanne Blom

    Date of Mentor Saline Implants put in 1-3-2002. Around 2008 I began having roaming pain throughout my body. One week it might be in my hip, next week in my feet, next week in my chest, etc… I’m not one to Go to the doctor unless it’s severe so I just lived with it. In 2015, it got so bad in my hands and wrist that I couldn’t grasp anything or lift anything. Thought I had injured my wrists somehow. Had blood work and MRI, doctor said it either looked like Lupus or Rheumadtoid Arthritis… Other symptoms include: chest pain, weakness in all muscles (used to be a personal trainer so I used to be fairly strong) major fatigue, brain fog, ringing in ears, when I get sick it takes along time to get better, sinus problems, headaches etc.. Two weeks ago my daughter sent me an article about Breast Implant Illness, and I can’t believe that there are so many other women out there suffering from the same things! But I’m extremely excited to hear that once the implants were removed (properly – En Bloc Capsulectomy and even removing some Lymph Nodes if necessary) most women’s symptoms went away (especially after detoxing the body from all the foreign substances (see http://www.healingbreastimplantillness.com for a list of chemicals). I have spent the last two weeks ago researching, watching You Tube videos and calling doctors all over the U.S. To find the right one to do this surgery. Another resource is a book by Dr. Susan Kolb, The Naked Truth about Breast Implants: from Harm to Healing.

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  92. Karen-lea Hughes

    I do have many health issues , I have always felt it may be connected to my saline implants.

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  93. Tracy Renee Wolfe-Hodges

    I have had 3 spontaneous deflates in 10 years. Became and am currently chronically ill.

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  94. Kay Lawrence

    I had silicon gel implants in 1986 Began having medical issues around 1999. I tried to stay positive and deal with pain with 4 (200mg) every 4 hours. Each year brought more pain more fatigue flulike conditions brain fog on and on. Every doctor had different treatments. I had no clue I had a silicon illness. In 2013 finally got so disabled ( doc said fibromyalgia) I had no choice but to quit work. I went from a 6 figure income to just social security lost almost everything and drastically changed the lifestyle I had worked so hard to achieve (over 40 years of working for me and my family) . I needed and planned to work at least 10 more years but life ending in a disabled depressed heap of pain and chronic fatigue. Then in 2016 I found book by Dr Susan Kolb and just had an explantation enbloc July 22 ( no insurance coverage had to borrow money ) will keep you advised of progress of very expensive detox of chemical and bio , heavy metals silicone etc throughout my body. Makes me very angry to know the manufacturer and plastic surgeons knew then and know now more than ever that they ignoring their ethical oath for money !!

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  95. Paula Lawrence

    McCollum Crowley Moschet Miller & Laak, Ltd. attorneys in Denver, CO and Minneapolis, MN are interested in talking to women who have the cohesive gel “gummy bear” implants. Ask to speak to Andrew J. Marnach. If you were not given informed consent you might be interested in contacting Andrew.

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  96. Brandy Crawford

    I got my implants (mentor) in 2009 and my health slowly deteriorated Over the years with all kind of side effects of these poisonous implants. 2015 been diagnosed with polyarthritis,memory loss,dry skin,very slow healing,vision changes,ringing in ears,sharp pains in right breast,joint and muscle pain,heart palpitations,headaches,insomnia. Before I got implants I was pretty healthy and got record to back that up.

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    1. cheryl

      would love to hear more about your story i too had the mentor implants and very similar symptoms
      were your implants saline mentor?

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  97. Teresa Diaz

    I’ve had my implants for 10 years, my illness started about 5 years ago, I thought I had the flu, but it never really went away, went to many doctors. I’ve been diagnosed with leaky gut, candida, low immune system, the mthr gene, low vitamin D, thyroid, because of pain in my stomach they talked me into glab blatter removal, I get weird rashes, IBS, food allergies, I get tired just going up steps. I’m sure I have more but just don’t remember. Oh, yeah, lol, plenty of brain fog.

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  98. Jessica

    I’m interested. I have had saline implants for about 15 yrs. I haven’t had any symptoms yet from breast implant illness but have been told it’s just a matter of time. I would have never have got these if I knew they were dangerous. I’ve been wanting to get them removed for some time now but the it’s triple the cost of getting implants!! It’s ridiculous.

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  99. Diane Knowlton

    Hi:

    Regarding those looking for information on lawsuits….there is an attorney in Florida who has a class action suit. I do not remember his name but you should be able to Google that state. He called me after I emailed him about several ruptures. I know there was also a suit out of Boston too. Hope this helps.

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  100. Diane Knowlton

    Hello
    I got my first saline implants in 1997. In 2010, I fell and rupture one. I had them both replaced. Since 2010, I have had FOUR other ruptures, all saline. The surgeon has never been able to identify why the implants failed. The only reason I kept replacing them was because removal would require a lift, etc. that I just could not afford. The surgeon never charged me a penny, not even for the OR or anesthesia. He covered all of it. He never even asked me to give him my $1,200 reimbursement from the manufacturer. Other then scar tissue, which he could never conclude as a cause, he had no explanation. I stand by him because he went above and beyond and was very distressed with my situation. He argued with the manufacturer. I spoke with an attorney who has a class action suit but he said I would have no recourse since I hadn’t paid for the surgeries and that they would blame the doctor. I’m wondering if you know if anyone else out there has had this many problems with rupture/leakage. I have not found other women who have had more then one replacement from rupture. Thank you.

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    1. Lindsey Rae

      I have had 3 failures but my doctor isn’t willing to do it for free just shelled out thousands to him dec 2014 and again need repair who was your surgeon

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    2. Lauren Schaller

      Hi Diane,

      I have had 3 ruptures since my first implantation in 2005. All have been spontaneous with no evidence of why. I’ve only had one side rupture at a time but it has been both sides, not one in particular. My PS uses Mentor which reimburses $1200, and I have to pay out of pocket for all the remaining costs. I can’t keep doing this. Have you had any luck finding any info?

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  101. Laura jackson

    I’ve battled breast implant illness for years. I have fibromyalgia, memory loss or brain fog, no energy, my immune system has suffered dramatically not to mention the pain in my breast, joints and muscles. The list goes on and on……I had them taken out 3 days ago. I feel like I was misled and lied to. Can you please help me . I deserve compensation for all these years of pain. Thank you

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  102. Michele

    I am also interested in the lawsuit, I have had mentor gel implants for almost 3 years now and have been sick with different things the whole time and now for the past 7 months ive been chronically sick with sinus and ear infections, hair falling out, heart palpitations, extreme anxiety, depression, unexplained fevers and a feeling of having the flu but goes away in the matter of a few hours after sleeping, pain in the joints of my fingers, shoulder pain, vertigo, feeling like I am going to vomit for no reason, gastrointestinal issues, mouth sores, memory loss, lack of concentration, vision changes, feelings of burning sensations in my right upper breast , have become prediabetic, loss of energy and motivation. I am planning on having them removed as soon as I find a doctor that I feel comfortable with any help or information is greatly appreciated. I do not have a facebook and really don’t want to.

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    1. Kay Lawrence

      Michele. You may want to read “The Naked Truth about Breast Implants”
      By Dr Susan Kolb

      Opened my eyes with facts and she just did my explantation July 22 in Atlanta
      Georgia I know she saved my life.

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    2. robin

      I had silicone implants in 1984 ,I was diagnosed with hoshimoto’s disease ,ra ,a low grade fever ,hair loss ,I also had a full term still born baby boy , iam very interested in a lawsuit

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  103. Leslie Mower

    Yes, please add me to the list. I have been robbed of close to 2 years of my life. I have 2 small children that don’t understand why their mom is sick all the time. I’m tired of being tired. My body hasn’t never been the same once I got this done. I’m so frustrated at myself for not researching more. But I did go on the website and found information about how safe they were. I have cried rivers, spent thousands, and lost time holding my babies….. for boobs I thought was safe for me. Never would I have done this had I known the truth. Never.

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  104. Denise Asaro

    I am certain I am suffering from silicone toxicity. I want to have Explant surgery as soon as possible but don’t know how to find a qualified doctor in the San Diego area.
    I have too many health issues to list, but only recently do my own research decided that it is most likely silicone toxicity.
    I would appreciate any information you have on doctors, the explant procedure or any future law suits. I will do anything to alert other women to the problems these implants can cause. I wish I would have known.
    Thanks so much for your information.
    Denise

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      1. Danna Feigenbaum

        Please add me to the list of people interested in talking to a lawyer. BC survivor and I have had a silicon implant for 2 years. Every symptom in the book! please help me get compensation !

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    1. Melissa

      I just had explant from a dr in San Diego. He is amazing. Dr pousti. Go see him he will take good care of you.

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  105. Brenda

    Hello I started getting sick about a year ago
    I have made an appointment to explant
    This things are killing me

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  106. elizabeth power

    Hi I live in Ireland I have no one to stand by me I have scleraderma diffuse.I would love some advice?I have been ill soon after implantation one ruptured been ill now 12 years.

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Elizabeth,
      Scleroderma is not an uncommon diagnoses due to breast implants, its just another of the long list of autoimmune illnesses implants cause. In order to recover and improve your condition you must explant your breast implants properly which means an En Bloc explant with a Total Capsulectomy – all capsule tissue (scar tissue built around your implant by your body) must be removed by your surgeon in order for you to have the best recovery possible. As much as possible, all silicone should be scraped and washed from your chest pockets. There are supplements you can take to help you detox silicone and support the rest of your body to detox and heal. Come to the facebook group and we will coach you through detox. Nicole

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  107. Claire Colombo

    Hi Nicole,
    Now 4 months post explant, slowly healing but required L thyroidectomy 2 days ago due to growing thyroid nodules. Do you know of any attorneys in or around New Orleans area that are representing women with breast implant illness? Please add me to your list for updates on legal rights regarding Breast Implant Illness.
    Thanks again for the guidance and great information you provide for us.
    Claire

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  108. Melissa

    I just had my allergan naturelle implants removed after 2 years in my body. I made the decision after almost 15 years with implants to exchange saline for silicone. What a mistake that was! I’ve been so sick since the day I got them. It has been a process of seeing dr after dr for hormone imbalance, thyroid dysfunction, fool intolerance, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Candida overgrowth, ear ringing, systemic fungus..the list goes on and on. I never could figure out why I couldn’t get healthy no matter what I did! Fast forward to May 20, 2016. I had my implants extracted by Dr Susan Kolb. She found them to be leaking bilaterally. She also had to remove lymph nodes in both of my armpits. The biopsy came back benign (but reactive to a foreign substance). My ear is still ringing..she diagnosed me with fibromyalgia myalgia and I’m still battling systemic fungus. I’m praying that my ear will stop ringing once the the fungal infection is gone. This could take months/years. I was an active fit mom of 2 young boys and this has robbed me of so much precious time with them. If only I knew before what I know now. If there’s any type of lawsuit I could pursue (my surgeon has everything documented in my post op report regarding implants leaking bilaterally) I would most definitely be interested. I’ve spent so much money and lost so much time as a result of this. I’m still on short term disability with work and working reduced hours as a result. My stamina is still not too great. I just thank God they are out of me before they did even more damage!

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  109. Merica Bodine

    After almost 3 years of being extremely ill and developing new health issues constantly, just last week my team of Dr.’s have figured out that I’m allergic to my silicone Allergan Natrelle implants, from my reconstructive surgery. I’m having a hard time finding information about attorneys who are handling these problems. And what my rights are as how to fix this.

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  110. Aimee Murphy

    Mentor smooth saline breast implants. Suffered from breast implant illness from 2005-2016. I had them removed in February, 2016 . Yes- I do feel better🙌🏼

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  111. J Irvin

    I would like to join the Facebook group. I created a Facebook account only for this purpose. Yesterday, I clicked Join Group. Today the status doesn’t say pending anymore and went back to the option to Join Group. I am hoping I just need to comment here in order to join the group in order to obtain more information. Thank you!

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  112. Grace

    I had toxic silicone breast implants removed in “92 and the implant of saline. I was involved in the class lawsuit, for which I was awarded $25,000. I was told saline was harmless.

    Now, one breast is significantly smaller and obviously is leaking. I have many deteriorating health symptoms. I am going to see a surgeon (Newport Beach–thank you for the information!) as I want them removed.
    I want to know if I have any legal recourse.

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  113. Lucy Moore

    I am interested in knowing where this litigation or non-litigation stands today. I am also interested on finding out who is the best attorney who could help me with a claim.

    Thank you very much.

    Lucy Moore
    lucymoore@comcast.net

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  114. edna j. braz

    I have many syptems and illnesses that I am 100% sure are caused from my silicone implants ! They have been leaking now for 11/2 yrs. no insurance will cover. My pain is getting unbearable . The burning in my chest,in my chest and ribs. underarms and more. what can I do? Where can I find help? PLEASE help me!!!!! dnj05@sbcglobal.net I will be waiting and praying. THANK YOU

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  115. Myra Lieberman

    My Mentor breast implants ruptured in 2013. My implant surgeon blew me off& dumped me. Someone from his office gave me copies of my records They were not together. In my file there was no real description of what they were or the dangers . The Mentor File & my file do not agree. The doctor does not now I have all the copies of my file & the Mentor. he told my nurse practitioner no matter what the MRI i insisted on showed he wouid do nothing . They wouid not give me an appt. I suspect my daughter called because he dumped me
    I found a surgeon online who turned out to be wonderful. so no matter what happens I do not want him blamed But the removal surgery too -9 hours & They broke several of my bottom teeth .
    My concerns have continued . I was so heavy and tired but mid 2015 I started to feel i’l different . My hair started falling out, I lost 60 pounds in 2 months The worse was the nausea all day until about 8pm & then U was starving & Then my heArt wouid pound & ICOUID only sleep 3 hours . My family doctor had no idea until the liver enzyme tests starts to be abnormal .
    he started suspecting thyroid but was not sure.,first low then high but autoimmine, for reasons I cannot explain in January 2016 I very gradually started to feel better& & my liver enzyme test was better . ,by the end of March I started feeling more like myself.
    But,now I an having tooth problems..my front bottom teeth had started disintegrating& now an in aony needing a root canal.
    I am MSW & was starting a thriving practice when everything had to stop now I am living in SS Retirement & struggling. I din’t know which way to go here. Mentor blaming the doctor & the doctor blaming then. All I know is I am a vibrant 68 year old.i don’t care about age. I n Ed help & someone needs to help me please Bb

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  116. Jennifer Kerry

    I have just recently had my implants removed as of 9 days ago, and I am curious what my recourse is. I got my implants removed because of extreme pain and problems I’ve had connected to the gummy implants I’ve had. March 2015 I was putting a pillow in a pillow case and a few hours later my left breast had swollen to three times its normal size. My doctor said it had come out of its pocket. And he told me to wait for about 6 weeks to see if the breast softened and if it went back into place. Well it never softened all the way, my muscle on the left was ripped and I could possible have blood inside my breast pocket. My doctor told me had lost so much weight that I wouldn’t look attractive at that time taking them out. So he convinced me that they would heal themselves and I would be fine. Throughout the next year things got increasingly worse. Neck pain increased, the implant itself had stared to move under my armpit and up toward my neck and was causing me dire pain in my muscles and my whole body felt “sick”. So I began to do research. My husband has been telling me for 7 years, since I got my implants my life changed, and so did my families. When I saw Yolonda on the Housewifes of Beverly Hills and her journey that’s when I knew my implants were making me sick. So below is how my journey goes:

    I got my first set of saline implants in 2000, had those removed due to muscle tear in my left breast and I had “gummy bears” put in while having the saline removed in March of 2010. They were all the rage at the time and I was put into a study. Five months after my surgery, I had increased migraines, joint pain, shoulder pain on my right side, neck and back pain, and throughout the years a multitude of other issues. I had vision problems but they went away. I had muscle spasms that have still not resolved themselves. I’ve had loss of memory, tremors in my hands, numbness in my arms and fingers…. (So much so that I had the surgery where you snip the nerve at your elbow to stop the tingling in your pinkie and ring fingers – on both elbows). Extreme fatigue, chronic pain, lack of desire to do anything (which I’m sure is depression from the pain). I’ve suffered three seizures (grand mal) from medicine interaction, and almost killed myself and my niece during one when we fell into the Bay in Florida. Luckily it was a holiday and our family was there to fish us out of the water. I’ve taken more medicine, had more people think I’m drug seeking, had people judge me for being tired, and all the while I feel guilty because I hurt and I’ve searched every avenue looking for an answer. I had one pain management Doctor putting nerve blocks in my neck and when those didn’t work he cauterized my nerves. He also deadened my occipital nerves to help with my migraines. I’ve tried chiropractic care, I’ve gone to several Neurologists and they never could come up with anything different except it was genetic migraines. They diagnosed me with rheumatoid arthritis. And for each diagnosis, came a new drug or several new drugs. And those side effects were another entire matter altogether. So, once I had the implants explanted, I asked for them back. My doctor kept forgetting I wanted them back but I wouldn’t stop asking and then the nurse called and told me that she had them but the left one ruptured. So then she said she would try and speak with the manufacturer and try to get me some compensation although it’s been years and it’s only a rupture. “Only a rupture”! Ok, I decided to get on the ball and contact Allergan/Natrelle myself. And they input all of my info but they told me I could only get $1200 if my mammogram proved that I had a hematoma. I then asked why I had a brochure saying that I had a warranty stating that I had $3500 reimbursement benefits if my implant ruptured. The man on the phone said that was for surgeries happening after November 1, 2014. My brochure did not say this. He then said maybe my doctors could pick up the slack. I was frustrated because my doctor wasn’t printing the brochure and extending the warranty to the clients. I sent all of the info they asked for and now I wait. Do I file a lawsuit?

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  117. Kim Hadden

    I would love to follow the developments and possible class action lawsuit.

    My name when I got my implants 9 years and 5 months ago was Kim Anderson.
    My dr told me we would use silicone ever though he wasn’t supposed to because they were evaluating silicone implants. This was in November 2006. The next month they gave silicone the A OK and I got them legally.
    I was told they were safe and would not fail.
    I have been increasingly sicker since I got my implants. I have every single symptom except hair loss. I’m exhausted and in pain every day. Now I use wrong words at wrong times. I asked my husband if he was going to take a sweater. I meant shower. I thought I said shower. It’s terrifying. I’m angry and want them out NOW!!! I can’t afford it. I need help!! Please, if anyone knows a good Dr in the San Francisco bay area, please let me know.
    Devonray1967@yahoo.com

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Kim,
      Please see the Explant Surgeon’s list on this website for a list of surgeons in your area. Nicole

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  118. Debbie Smith

    I have had saline implants for over 20 years now and my health has continued to decline since then. I have chronic fatigue , chronic pain, chronic diarrhea, IBs and many more serious issues. I am now looking for a doctor that will explant and decapsulate them. Thank you.

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  119. Linda

    Just had my implants removed last October. Feeling much better no more pain joint no more break outs on nose no more back aches. Was taking many medication for lupus plus other things now down to 4. Had them put in in Canada never was told you had to have a breast Mir every ten years. Had one done in October had billion of hole where it had been leeking for quite sometime. Even legs swollen and stomach guess liver could’ this take care of it. Had them in for 33 years

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  120. Paula Lawrence

    Hi Linda, if you provide me with your address I can mail information from Dr. Arthur Brawer regarding silicone and attorney he recommends. 715-205-4255 cell or 715-865-2925 home. Paula

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    1. Deb

      Hi Paula, Did you personally go to Dr. Brawer in New Jersey? I spoke with him at length last week. He requires a $2750.00 check upfront before he gives an appointment. I just don’t know what he does for that fee… Can you tell me and was it successful? Thanks much! Deb

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  121. Paula Lawrence

    Nicole – Dr. Brawer has mailed me quite a bit of information regarding his silicone research over the last 30 years and an attorney he recommends in NJ. Please provide me with an address so I can mail you a copy to post or help get viral. I am mailing out to as many women I know. Any questions please contact me via email or phone: 715-205-4255 cell or 715-865-2925 home. Thank you for your help! Paula

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  122. Karen Adams

    Kjadams7@yahoo.com
    Symptoms in last 5 yrs after havin my implants now for 15 yrs is;
    Fibromyalgia ,Tia’s (4 Tia’s in last 2 months )
    Fatigue ,depression, swelling in groin,armpits, neck that won’t go away after treatment for last 1.5 yrs,, vertigo, brain foggyness, memory loss, massive energy loss, vitamin d deficiancy, weakness in left arm.

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  123. Debra williams

    My name is debra williams my married name when i got my implants was gillues im frim stockton ca. I went to lodi memorial hos. Back in 1985 to have the sylocone implants put in. I filed for class action lawsuit in 1994. Something baxtor company? Is my implant but was imformed the comoany went bank rupupt i was sad cause i wss beginning to see an feel the signs. I resently heard the company has still been giung thriugh lidigations hiw can i get more infirmation? Thank you. Debra

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  124. Paula Lawrence

    Definitely add me to your list of those you are keeping informed regarding justice for illness brought on by implants.

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  125. Brenda Aubuchon

    I suddenly developed a thyroid problem. Gain 30 lbs within 4 months and now take natural Armour. I still have my implants in and plan on going to the plastic surgeon on getting information on having them removed. I have always been in great shape and suddenly going to doctors endlessly about the weight gain, tiredness, hair loss, etc. I value my life greatly and feel lucky to have found this website. I suspected the implants but never took the time to do a search on breast implants & thyroid connection until this evening. thank God you have created this website for us women.!
    Please keep me posted on anything related to these toxic silicone implants! I have included my email address and name below for any updates on information pertaining to a lawsuit against the manufacturer. I feel the FDA once again has used women as guinea pigs. This is a good example of what lobbyist in Washington, DC accomplished to get these toxic implants back in production without a care in the world about ruining women’s health. It is time for all women who have or had silicone implants to fight this because our health as been jeopardize by fabricated information by the manufacturers of these implants.

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  126. Joleen Dechant-Wagner

    I had Breast Implants in February of 2015. I also have had a tummy tuck and just recently a liposuction if the flank area. I was experiencing some of the symptoms mentioned above but just in the last 2-3 month have noticed more and they are getting worse.

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  127. Jennifer

    Macleanjennifer5@gmail.com

    I just got my implants taken out 2 days ago. It only had them in for one year. In that year my health went downhill very fast. I have been to doctors my entire year trying to figure oit what was causing me to be ill. I am 33 years old and have been healthy my entire life. Only after I goty implants my health took a turm for the worst. My body aches, no energy, chest pain, hip, knee, back pain, pain in my ribs, tingling and numbness in my hands, brain fog, weak, felts like a 80 year old woman trapped in a 30yr old body. For a while no doctor could tell me what was wrong. So they gave me lexapro, wellbutrin, and xxanax. They told me I was just suffering from depression. After being on these meds. I did not feel any better I became very suicidal. I begged my doctor to take me off these meds. Bc I am not better and still do not feel well. I detoxed myself off of them bc I needed to know it was not these meds making me ill. Once detoxed I felt a little better but my body didnt change much if anything my body still felt like it was deteriorating. My doc. Then sent me to a rheumatologist, they said I tested positive for fibromyalgia or lupus they said they weren’t too sure. They gave me a script for pain and sent me on my way. No follow up no phone call after. I was shocked and upset and just couldnt believe it. I did not feel any better and then decided I need to change my diet and start exercising. I experienced while working out a massive pain up to the back of my head. Unexplained and so I let it go. Then it happend 4 more times and the pain lasted longer until the next day. I ended up in ER they could not figure out what waa wrong. My doc. Then sent me to a neurologist he couldn’t explain why this was happening. Requested a MRI of my head..nothing. I felt hopeless at this point and tired of doctora and testing w no answers. He told me to go see a psychologist. I never felt ao humiliated and cried more. I started to feel like I am crazy but I know all of these things arw real and happening. I then was talking w a friend and they told me to go see a endocrinologist. At this point I was having pelvic pain and allows of my other issues. I tried calling my OBGYN because the pelvic pain had been going on for 2 months and not going away. My OBGYN said they could not get me in for few weeks. I tried telling them it was urgent and I was in pain and have been having a lot of issues. They said sorry we just cant fit you in. I said forget it I will find a different doctor and I put that off hoping the pain would go away. Once I saw the endocrinologist I explained to him my frustrations of feeling bounced around and feeling like a Guinea pig w no one believing me that I am as sick as I am telling people. I know my body something is not right. My husband at this point is blamming my implants he said its just very strange you have been sick for a year and have had the implants for a year? I begged the doctor please tell me what’s wrong w me. He felt my neck and said he found a lumped in my neck and he said pelvic pain with all of my symptoms I could have ovarian cancer. He said I might have hashimato disease. He then told me after looking through my chart that I did test positive for lupus. Though he does not feel I have lupus. After more blood testing and ultrasounds. He said I have a cyst on my left ovary and tested positive for a goiter. The pain in my ovary hurt so bad that when I breath in It hurts in my lower back. He told me to consider thinking about taking out my implants. He said that people sometimes don’t do well with them. Every persons body is different and there was a lawsuit 10 years ago. All these woman we’re experiencing what you are telling me. They did a bunch of testing and the results came back inconclusive. What does that tell you? He said to me…please think about that. You been sick for a year you have had these for a year. You are sick and we don’t know why. Healthy your entire life and now having issue after issue. I had my year ck up for my implants the following week. I told my breast doctor all of these other doctors concerns and he immediately said that’s it we are not messing around anymore. If your testing positive for lupus this is not a joke. He told me Jen if the implants are making you sick your lupus numbers will decrease once the implants are out. If the numbers remain the same then you are sick and should be treated for lupus. He told me he gave it a year but he didn’t want to me suffer any longer. He claimed I was the first patient of his to get sick from implants. I cried and couldnt believe how much his opinion changed from the last time I saw him. He before was swearing to me my implants are safe and could not be the cause. He said I prob suffer with a pinched nerve in my back or neck and should get and MRI because that could be why I have no energy and am tired. So he sent me on my way thinking the implants are very safe and nothing like this can happen. My reg. Doc. Asked for a ultrasound of my implants and not a MRI at that point bc she wanted to make sure my implants we’re not leaking. The ultrasound came back ok. She was very unsure why a breast doc. Would ask for a MRI not an Ultrasound of my implants. She said his profession are implants and he should have wanted to make me feel better that my implants were ok. When the ultrasound came back ok. I went on my way telling my husband he was wrong. There is something else wrong w me. After my seco d visit and telling him other doctors are saying it’s my implants. My breast doctor told me that they needed to come out that next day. I could not afford to pay to take them out let alone I am still making payments on them. I cried because now I am going to be paying on something I no longer have and now my boobs are going to look horrible. They told me they would only charge me 575.00. I was awake for the entire procedure. I asked if I could have the implants once removed. They refused my request and told me they couldn’t do that & I couldn’t even see them. I felt at that point maybe they had something to hide? I go back this tues. For a follow up. I don’t know what to do and am at a loss because I am in so much debt and loss of so much work due to being ill doctors appointments etc. Do I have a case? Is there anyone that can help me? I have to wait but I will be testing myself Just to see and provide these implants are the cause.

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  128. Terri Ramsey

    Have had silicone implants for over 30 years. Currently searching for explant surgeon and I can’t wait to have these things out of my body. I’ve suffered from BII for twenty years, disabled the last six.

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  129. Keely

    Just found out I’m allergic to fungus aspergillus. But I’ve been ill for ages.Not sure if it is related yet but I’ve been battling for 4yrs with the hospital. I’ve been on a waiting list for effectively 4yrs to have them out as one is ruptured. Their silence speaks volumes

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  130. Charlene

    I would like to be part of a class action suit against breast implant manufacturers. I am sick and I’m planning to explant as soon as possible.

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  131. Anna lloyd

    Its Seems Like there is nothing I can do , for the last 2 years I have suffered so much pain and sorrow , What kills me is The Dr, King in Wisconsin encouraged me to get the Silicone implants stating that They did not Leak where safer and more natural looking , that the Silicone would cohesive to its self if it ever leaked . I have been so sick . it took forever for them to take to heart that My Body was not well from them . I still have Silicone in My left breast and I am sick . all the time He removed the left one and all kinds of goo and infection came out , While I was pregnant and awake I felt , Him ” Dr King ” cut My body , his hand under My beast tissue moving around , then after it was done ” he said to me ” I believe I got it all out as far as I can see . G_D have mercy upon me save us from this evil that is happen to Women today . They are killing Us with false hope that beauty comes in Silicone implants . I cry all the time I just want to be healthy again and Normal . I have pain in My joints , I am always so tired , I can’t get over a cold if it is a cold ? My husband hasn’t touched Me in years .. I feel So broken because I will never be the same again . Right now I am going to have a Ultra sound to look at it again , then a MRRI . They want Me to pay ,, I have been paying from the Moment I spoke to that Dr KING . @ Deans Clinic in Madison Wisconsin . Please Ladies love yourself the way you are , never change if for any reason . Pray for me .

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  132. Whitney Chapman

    I have been extremely sick since May 2 , 2007 after I had Reconstruction surgery because of cancer. Was completely healthy never sick . Now I’m always sick. Food allergies, metal allergies, night sweats. Headaches, brain fog, and so many more that just pop up from time to time. Have had every test known to man it seems.

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  133. Jane

    My silicone breasts are leaking. The right implant is leaking into the surrounding tissue – while the left is still in the intracapsular leaking stage. It is unclear how long this has been going on, but it is clear from the MRI that it has been, as the PS stated ‘some time – don’t put this off’. But yet – he only does surgeries on certain Mondays. My explantation surgery is scheduled for April 18th. I’m highly suspicious that this has been the cause for my unexplainable autoimmune problems since last July when my mouth started having bouts of mysterious inflammation. Dentists and oral surgeons were baffled. X-rays showed nothing. The teeth on my right side had to be removed.

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  134. Loraine gallagher

    I am interested in information in regard to future litigation. I have Allergen Style 168, a textured round saline implants, done in March 1995. For years I’ve been going to the doctor with complaints of all the symptoms, but everything I’m tested for comes back normal. It finally dawned on me, I need to be my own advocate and began researching the corallation between my ongoing symptoms and my implants.
    I’m also wondering what information there might be on pushing back to my insurance company. If rupture, contraction or leaking are happening, and my implants were done for reconstuctive reasons, having them removed would be covered. Because it was cosmetic, explant surgery is not covered.
    So frustrating!

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Loraine,
      Come to the Facbook group Breast Implant Lawsuits as we will have a significant announcement soon.

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      1. Pamela g speraw

        Ex plants are not covered some by blue cross blue sheild ppo ??
        Just started to consider having my only one removed
        From mastectomy from breast cancer
        First one removed due to maybe leaking

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        1. admin Post author

          Hi Pamela,
          Your explant may be covered because it was for reconstruction. Please check with your insurance provider. Nicole

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  135. Sherrie Parks Sarver

    Hi my name is Sherrie (sherriesarver@yahoo.com) I had Breast Cancer,1) Lumpectomy with no clearance 2) chose a Double Mastectomy over a 2nd Lumpectomy due to Education There of 3) Had Expanders for 6 Months 4) Got Implants and 2 days later a Hematoma wondering if there were any lawsuits against Implant Manufacturers or etc? I had many sickness during my travel (some may be irrelevant) anyway Thank You for your time Sherrie Parks Sarver 903-330-6201 sherriesarver@yahoo.com

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  136. Teresa diane chase

    Finally all this makes sense. After a lady and me started talking. I just started out with small systems algeries and joint pain MINE are 12-13 yrs old. I get sharp pains and mine has lumps in them. I refused a mammagram which confirmed with begion cysts was what was wrote! Ive now got sle lupus but bad neurophy really list is way to long. But my doctor lied said salaine if ruptured it was water soluable and wudn hurt us and ive hurd so many women talked to was lied to. I wish these doctors n surgeons would take up for us woman instead of getting rid of evidence or acting like they forgot and threw away!! Its time for women tht hasnt lost their lifes to a disease tht these implants has took from them already to get them out and enjoy what life they still got. And R.I.P. FOR THE VICTIMS THT DOCS LIED TO OR THEY JUST DIDNT KNOW. GOD BLESS Y EACH

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  137. Claire

    Hi Nicole,
    I am 1 week post explant, mixed good and bad days, seeing naturopathic MD next week. PS told me everything was fine with my path report (did not send capsule for bacterial/fungal analysis as I requested because she said she didn’t see anything!) Path report negative for cancer, but showed marked fibrosis, foreign material w/foreign body giant cell reaction, synovial metaplasia, chronic inflammation and focal histiocytes consistent with silicone, my primary MD said path report didn’t look NORMAL to him. She did mention that implants cause bone atrophy. She would not release implants to me, but did allow me to see them (which appeared intact), she has reluctantly agreed to send them to Dr. Blais for me. Still exp intense itching, primary MD prescribed antifungals. I am interested in following developments on information for future litigation. Thanks again for your website, I shared information you provided from Dr. Kolb with my PCP and they where quite shocked.

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  138. Paula Martin

    I had breast cancer and was given Silicone Gel implants. Swelling burning itching pain. This went on for over two years. I was told to quit blameing the implants by my Plastic Surgeon. I had to have more skin removed and the so called permanent implants put in 5 weeks ago. Was told by the Surgeon that my previous implants never healed ! In over two years ???? And then was given the same implants again ???? And the swelling itching burning has already begun again after five weeks. At four weeks I had two drains left on the right side. I drained my drains the morning of my last Doctor apt and smelt a very gas like smell in the fluid. I took a sample to the Surgeon’s office and they wouldn’t look at it just pulled that drain. At 5 wks one drain left draining blood and worm like things coming from my drain…. I need help ! Advice ! My Sturgeon thinks I’m crazy . My Surgeon is the head of a Huge hospital in the plastic surgery Department and feels she makes no mistakes. I am just lost in what to do next or who to turn to !!

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  139. Laurie

    Hello,
    I have had my silicone implants for 18-20 years. This past year I began having muscle and joint pain all over my body, muscle spams, weakness, fatigued and depression. I am suppose to be removing these implants in 2.5 months but to be honest I feel like they are killing me and i need to find a surgoen who will do it in 2 weeks. Please if you know of a good surgeon in Boston, ma let me know. I hope to God this toxic feeling goes away once I remove these toxic implants.

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  140. Sheila M

    Just had an explant 1/26/16 after many years of debilitating illness. The ONLY thing that all signs point to are Breast Implant Illness. As I was so sick & couldn’t afford to pay out-of-pocket for an explant, the doctor I had to go with was a plastic surgeon assigned through insurance. He refused to allow me to even see MY own implants and scar capsules taken out, despite my ***repeated*** requests.

    Been so sick that I have been unable to work, have a family, have any social life, etc- essentially my entire life has been ruined- that is just a mere summary of what my life has been in the over 1 decade of having these of what I NOW know, toxic deathbags inside my body. I have been to countless Drs and so many appts because of a whole host of troubling symptoms (will go into more detail once I complete my list) the main ones being severe fatigue, chronic inflammation & chronic pain. Now at the age of 36 yrs old, I am trying to piece my life back together. ONLY 1 MONTH AFTER EXPLANT & I AM BECOMING A WHOLE NEW PERSON!!! I actually have energy!!!

    There is no way that I could even begin to explain how hard this has been. 13.5 years of not being able to make a living/build a career, 13.5 years of not being able to even do more than get out of bed most days- I could go on & on… If you have implants, PLEASE SEEK TO GET THEM OUT NOW! DO NOT WAIT! Get a friend to lobby for you at appointments. I had no one. Make sure the PS you have will allow you to KEEP your implants! I was not even allowed to see mine. I am outraged & angry at how terribly I have been treated for all of these years. Drs treated me as though I were crazy. Wonder how they would feel if their bodies were under attack every single second of every single day for years to a decade or more?! Someone needs to be held accountable for countless women losing their lives & livelihood as a result of big medical, misleading doctors, etc covering up, minimizing, denying, etc the dangers of breast implants.

    Anyone else want to share experiences? Could really use someone to talk to.

    Wishing you all the very best.

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    1. Teresa diane chase

      Thank you.and so glad your feeling better. Im 52 @need mine out but go my primary care doc march 8 I just pray she helps me and I can find a surgeon before I lose my life. God bless you

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    2. Paula Lawrence

      Hi Sheila,
      If you would like to call me and talk I’d love to talk to you – my home number is 715-865-2925 (central time) and my cell is 715-205-4255. Hope you’re getting better each day! My explant surgery is 5/9 and I can’t wait – I have never been so excited for any day in my life. Looking forward to hearing from you! Paula

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  141. joyce

    had silicone replaced with saline in 1999
    have pain in left breast but Dr said mammogeaphy did not show anything I believe there is a problem

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  142. Amanda

    This is the sickest I have been in all of my life. I impanted 11 years ago and have had no answers to my joint pain, inflammation, severe musle spasms, randomly deforming fingers, brain fog and many more symptoms until I came across an article on Facebook that instantly made all of this make sense. I am patiently waiting to be done nursing my third son so I can get these toxic bags removed and on the road to recovery.

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  143. Holly Green

    OMG! I am experiencing more than half of these symptoms! I am a nurse and started to have health issues about a year after receiving my silicone implants (5/2013) after a vehicle roll over dislocated my left saline implant so these were the replacements as they were ‘supposed to be safe’ and now I have one thing after another happening with my health. I was a healthy human prior to the implants and now labs are skewed and both my GP and Cardiologist are scratching their heads as to what is wrong with me. I decided to do my own research and have been have burning around the Left implant and got to thinking WOW all my health issuses started AFTER these silicone implants so know I seek answers because I WANT TO FEEL BETTER!!!!!!! ANYONE???? HELP! Where do I start?

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Holly,
      Please read all the pages of this website and that will give you all the information you need to start your process of Explantation and recovery. Nicole

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  144. Joann

    Hi, my best friend in the entire world I feel in my gut is dying from implant poisoning. She has been ill for a couple of years now and is now considered handicapped and sleeps most of her life. She has all the symptoms that I have been reading about. We want to do this the right way every step of the way. We need guidance and where to start. She has a huge file of testings, misdiagnoses, and tons of medications. She even does IVIG monthly to try to make her better. We are so sad and really need help. Could you please email me or call me at your convienence?

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  145. Angie Peacock

    I can’t even begin to explain how many illnesses I have had, along with surgeries.
    four days after this surgery within four days I had a superior Mesenteric dissection of my artery, that continues to be watched with numerous CT SCANS/Angiograms .

    I’m hoping in March I will have them removed so I can also get my health back.

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  146. Lesley

    This is now something that I have been looking at as a potential core issue of my health challenges as well. I am very scared/

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  147. Cynthia Garton

    My question is how can companies like Dow . dictate an end date to file claims against them when I have every right to file for damages when discovered?

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  148. Faith May

    I was never told the truth about breast implants. My first one in the 80’s ruptured on the right side, and I had them replaced by saline, thinking that I was safe. They never told me that saline has silicone in it too or that there were other toxic things in the implants. I had the saline ones replaced because the doctor had done such a bad job, with silicone in 2011 as my doctor said there was no problem with the new silicone implants. I have had fatigue, brain fog and forgetfulness for years. Then after the last implants my right wrist started swelling and really bothering me to the point that I couldn’t do any sports that I had done before and had constant pain and trouble using my hand. I had an MRI and it showed 8 cysts that my Osteopath said looked exactly like the problem people had when they had silicone joints put in. I show RA factors but it’s only in my wrist and he says if I trully had RA it would be all over my body. Now I have lumps in my right arm pit and my doctor wants me to have them out to see if I have lymphoma. I really want women to know how dangerous breast implants are!!!

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  149. Susan Lester

    I have been sick for almost four years and have my implants in for almost 20 years now. I am not disabled and home bound from all of my symptoms. I have an apt to get them removed on Feb 3rd, but they said if it is only medically necessary. I just had a hysterectomy and cysts removed the size of navel oranges thinking this is the problem, but it is not. I have all the symptoms and then some about breast implant symptoms. I am 50 years old and used to be 100% healthy never going to the doctor. Now I go 2-3 times a week and lots of medications.

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  150. Cynthia Berringer

    I am a 59 year old who has been sick for years. Recently diagnosed with Lupus and RA, I suffer bone and joint pain, skin problems, losing my hair, sleep problems, eating problems, and many more issues. Between 2000 and 2005 I had four back surgeries. I was on opiate pain medicine until recently when I was completely withdrawn by a new doctor. I truly thought that after stopping the pain meds my life would improve but that has not happened, if anything it gets worse daily, one new symptom at a time. I believe I have had an implant issue for years without knowing but blamed my symptoms on my back surgery problems. I have not been able to work since 2005 and therefore am only covered by Medicare insurance. I live in a small Northern California town with limited medical care . I am hoping to get some idea of what to do next and how quickly should I take steps for removal. Any help would be truly appreciated. Thank you, Cynthia

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      1. Cynthia Berringer

        Nicole,
        Thank you so much for your response. I will check the website you suggested immediately.

        Cynthia

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    1. My story

      Hi there
      I also live in Australia and and have just been diagnosed with ALCL I’ve been booked in for surgery would love to hear more about your story and treatment .

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  151. Lucy L

    I was implanted with Mcghan textured saline implants in 1994.

    In 1996, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. Between 1996 and 2010, diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, defenerative disc disease, seizure disorder, anxiety and depression (ya think?), Hypothyroid, etc, and in 2010, diagnosed with MS.

    I’ve been pretty much incapacitated for the past 5 years. 13 days ago, I had explant – enbloc surgery by Dr. H Jae Chun in Newport Beach CA. I think that I might – possibly – see a light at the end of the tunnel as a few nagging symptoms have lessened a bit. I urge you to consult Dr. Chun if you are anywhere close to Orange County. He’s quick, efficient, and effective.

    If you’re reading this, my heart goes out to you. There are so many of us in this blasted boat. I would Like to sue somebody…… Wouldn’t you?

    Peace & Love,
    Lulu

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    1. Tessa

      lulu I have the same kind of implants done the same year and been diagnosed with the same things and more was completely healthy one day woke up and could not move my life has been a night mare and no one can give me answers I have constant iching insside one breast an pain in both an my dr. say its not my implants but my mother that past away always said its your dam implants im thinking she was right …thank you for your post Tessa

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  152. Pam

    I have had saline implants since 1998. Nothing but illness, pain and suffering from them. I really want to have them explanted and hope my body will recover. I will need a really good doctor that can deal with the scar tissue and hopefully due some reconstruction. So I don’t just have hanging skin. I am 52 years old. I also want a really good attorney that has experience dealing with breast implant lawsuits. I can not believe how swept under the rug the illnesses these implants cause. I am located in Central California.

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    1. Lori

      Hi Pam,
      I too have had a textured saline implant since 98 and am now having problems that the doctors can’t figure out. I also am located in Central California and am trying to find a doctor. I finally went back to my PS and he acted like none of my symptoms were at all related but he did at least seemed concerned, instead of a you’re crazy attitude. He still believes implants can last for life though. It was disappointing since I had really liked him and he is respected in the area. The one thing that concerned him most was the burning sensation I’ve been having. He suggested I get a mammogram. I told him I didn’t want one because I have almost no breast tissue of my own in that breast and am afraid of rupture but he said it was fine. I also couldn’t get my OB to order another test for me so I’m not sure what to do now. I do go to a Naturopath who’s been helping me but I’m just now linking the symptoms to the implant. I guess it was denial because I have less choices of what to do after an explant since I have more than one cup size to make up for/only one implant. I’m really freaking out having figured out the link. Insurance called my surgery cosmetic and wouldn’t pay for it the first time so I’m hoping to figure out a way to get it done this time.

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  153. Jaclyn Rinaldi

    I am currently in search of an explant dr that is experienced and will honestly remove all that is making me ill. I have been sick for years and have been seeing so many different dr.’s and I never even thought of my implants casing all these issues. Its a shame that more women are not aware and more dr.’s do not see this or know enough to suggest implants could be the root of their patients complaints. I am so grateful to have found this blog and now your Facebook page, I would love to follow the developments in regard to future litigation. Thank you for all your efforts.

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  154. Trace

    Count me in too. I would write all of my symptoms but basically it would be redundant; we all know what our different, yet similar symptoms are. I have been suffering for over 15 years. Saline implants, McGhan implanted in 1998. I am also curious about the chemicals that are attached to the Silicone Shell. I’ve read anywhere from 30 to 100 different toxins. DOES anyone have the exact or approximate list?

    I will be more than happy to sign up for a class action suit. Thank you for this post!
    Trace

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  155. Ivanna Resendez

    I had my silicone MENTOR implants put in June 2011. I was told my implant was ruptured in April 2015 when I went in for my yearly ultra sound. I booked an appointment with my doctor and was able to quickly have surgery to replace them. MENTOR comped the new set of implants immediately. My doctor ordered them on a Sunday night and MENTOR had new implants for me Monday morning for my surgery. They kept the explanted implants for “investigational purposes”. I was never even informed that I was able to keep them for my own investigation.

    I’ve been sick here and there for human life reasons and have not considered the reasons to be because of my implants. I will admit this, never in my life have I ever had any anxiety or depression issues until 2014; maybe that’s when the implant ruptured and caused some kind of chemical imbalance in my body that lead to anxiety and depression? I don’t know.

    If my story can help in any way, then please count me in.

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  156. Janea

    I’m explanting in less than a week… WOW . I have never been so sick in my life as these last 5 years.
    I’ve had implants for 10 years, saline first second silicon. I opted to try it because the dr recommend it to me as a more natural feel. Okay.. Who wouldn’t want that? Never was I told about silicone swearing in the body and that I could end up so sick and without out a incline of it being my breast parts.
    Unreal.
    Migraines
    Fibromyalgia
    Chronic joint and neck pain
    Stenosis
    IBS/ leaky gut
    Brain Fog
    Constant illness/ bronchitis / flu symptoms
    Muscle pain
    Constipation
    Anxiety

    About to be tested for MS!! Joy!!
    This is about what’s right. Companies need to make full complete disclosure to the consumer when it involves their health . No, IFs , ANDs or BUT(T)z…
    Why should we feel .. Oh I should’ve done more research- NO. It is an oath to serve patients w the best care and knowledge possible.
    Or if treating a patient to make sure they fully understand what is being done.
    I for one was never told what would happen to my health. Obviously I would have said no.

    So tired of being sick constantly!!
    I will absolutely be part of this if given the chance.
    My dr will be taking images of the implants and sending into pathology if any thing looks suspicious.

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  157. Julliette

    After years of suffering illness and extensive medical tests, I have been found to be suffering from Breast Implant Illness.

    As I have spent all available funds to heal myself where mysterious illness puzzled the medical profession and offered no real solutions to my condition I sought out expensive natural therapies to keep myself alive.

    After extensive personal research I found the secret truth about breast implants. I was told that they would “last a lifetime” by the Plastic Surgeon who convinced me to have them after I just wanted my collapsed nipples that breast feeding two children induced repaired. Ironically – they will last until you die OF THEM!. Unless you are one of the lucky ones who figure it out. My experience with the medical industrial complex was one of evading and almost desperation to pin the health problems on some imaginary illness to cover up the murder scene. Mine was ” Oh you have Lymphoma, of which we sadly do not know what causes Lymphoma, we must irradiate you with chemotherapy and kill off your immune system so you will die quickly and go away”.

    007 – A License to Kill is what they call themselves in the back room.

    I am hoping to have an Explant this year on my nearly 25 year old implants. Any other procedure such as breast lift I can not afford at this time so my breast will be horribly deformed I assume.

    I need a lawyer – I want to join the Class Action Suite for all what they did to me and other poor women, some of whom are dead now.

    I ask the ADMIN for any referrals to Lawyers in the Kamloops region of British Columbia?

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  158. Patty Woolsey

    I’m interested. I Have searched high and low for an attorney that will represent me. I had mentor silicone gel for breast reconstruction. When they were removed, I had them tested. They are full of aspergillus niger / mold. I have many health issues.

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  159. Monique bock

    I’m interested. I have ALCL from implants and was never advised that I could get cancer from them. I’m one of about 60 people in the world that has developed this

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  160. Tracy Clark

    Hello, thank you so much for your website and information, I could just cry, I actually am. I have been struggling for years trying to figure out what has been wrong with me. I will do my best to make a long story short.
    I had Saline Implants done in 1998. Approx 1 year later I experienced horrific hives, etc.
    Went to dermatologists, Immunologists, etc. Told just allergic to this and that.
    Years later, the hives got worse. Turned into eczema, dermatitis, dermatographism, al through out my body. Always tired, always looking sick. High WBC, High IGE, etc.
    Went to Plastic Surgeon over and over, was told NOT from Implants.
    I took it upon myself to do holistic measurements, spent thousands of Infrared Sauna, home colonics, vitamins, supplements, etc. Nothing worked.
    Became so sick I couldn’t even work.
    During this time, I lost my only sister, and both my parents all the while being sick. And because I was so sick my body was already working overtime, stress took over like you couldn’t imagine.

    Lost so much hair, my appetite, severe anxiety, and almost my will to live, but I had to keep going.

    I knew what I was feeling was NOT from just having allergies. My hives kept me up at night to the point I would scratch my skin off my legs and hands, bleed and cry with exhaustion. The constant scripts the MD’s gave me of steroid creams ate off my skin as well. I felt like I was loosing my mind. I would have panic attacks and constant crying spells.
    Severe armpit rashes now for 5 years non-stop, 2 periods a month, brain fog, severe night sweats, food intolerance, you name it, I had it and still have it.
    My hands have now turned into stone, cracking and splitting; even water burns my body. I am no longer able to work and am financially broke with no family support. I am scared and all alone.
    I came across this website and I KNOW for a FACT that this is from my Implants. Thank you so much for writing and advocating this!!

    I am now feverishly looking for help. I’ve been on the phone calling any and all doctors that are experienced with explantation. I have no idea how I am going to pay for this, but I need to get these out asap. I am so very ill I cannot even put into words. I am too tired…

    I live on LI NY if anyone reads this and has any advice or recommendations. Otherwise, I will do my best to find through internet. I, too, after I am feeling better, would love to advocate this injustice. This site was amazingly written and I know that so many like myself are suffering.
    No one could possibly imagine the hell we go through unless they’ve experienced it. Each time I would go to my Plastic surgeon, I would mention that I wanted my implants removed. He said, and I quote, “I don’t remove unless they are giving the patient problems.” ???!!! He would deny any correlation to my ailments with my implants.

    My implants have been in for over 17 years…I’ve been severely suffering for most of 17 years only to be told, “here take an anti-depressant, take an anti-histamine.” Anyone would be depressed had they been suffering for 17 years, so the doctors were half right! After being told over and over it’s not your implants by professionals you are trusting and believing in, it’s unreal that they really are that insanely cold, heartless and greedy. Breast implants are their bread and butter…I get that, but for god’s sake, they are selling poison to women in which some have died. They are no better than a drug dealer knowingly these products can kill. How can they turn their backs??
    Bravo-Good Job Plastic Surgeons! Bravo FDA….How can you live with yourselves? I hope your daughters never have to go through the hell you’ve put on so many. This NEEDS TO BE STOPPED and your day will come…I just hope I am not 6 feet under when it does!!!

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  161. Michelle Mccormick

    I found this article after my explant 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately I did not tell the PS to save the implants for my examination and have taken his and his assistant’s word for it that they were not moldy or damaged and were intact. I did not have my capsule removed as he insisted there was no medical reason to do so and that the very thin tissue would absorb into my body. Now I’m panicked that I should have taken my implants with me and had the capsule removed because they were textured saline. They were almost 18 year old McGahns. I had fibromyalgia pre implantation. However quickly after implantation I had severe bladder pain diagnosed as Interstitial Cystitis without the presence of cysts and have battled MANY food sensitivities that lead to migraines and bladder pain. Had years of tinnitus, vertigo & neurological issues, and recently had many muscular & connective tissue problems. Uterine pain leading to a hysterectomy with absolutely nothing wrong with my uterus. Working out became a chore! I had them removed due to health issues otherwise they looked almost perfect. I thought I was getting the safe implants. Nobody ever said they had silicone on the exterior and that textured could potentially cause further problems. There was no easy internet access in ’98 when I had these implanted or I never would have done it. Total lack of information. Feeling extremely fatigued 2 weeks postop.

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  162. Marie Jackson

    I have had my silicone implants for 9 years and have, or in some cases still do, suffer with most illnesses that others have. As I write this comment I am sick, so right now all I can say is “I WANT EM OUT”. I wish we all can get the medical help we need and hold Mentor and other companies responsible for the health issues these damn things has caused.

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  163. Angie

    I was implanted in 1994 with Saline implants and outside Silicone and I still have them. I have been sick for years and with numerous symptoms. This past year has been the worse for me. I had surgery on my Neck in Feb and then 4 days later I was rushed to the ER due to severe abdominal pain, I was screaming that i was going to die and it still took two hour to get into the ER ROOM !!!
    After two ct scans I found out I had a SUPERIOR MESENTERIC DISSECTION of my AORTA that could had killed me. I pray to GOD that I have a second chance at life. I still continue to have this watched with Angiograms to make sure it heals. My last one showed that the Intimal Flap still has not healed and could cause another Thrombosis. Now with all my diagnosis from Dr’s starting back 14 years ago with Chronic Dermatisis which are LESIONS on the breast and all over my body. I have joint pain and redness with burning sensation, this has never went into remission even with immune suppressants . Before this illness I was diagnosed with Gastropersis and Gastritis …I will just make a list of all my diagnosis.

    SURGERIES

    Foot surgery
    Gallbladder
    Hysterectomy
    Ovary
    Neck C 5-6/ Surgery
    Tested & Diagnosed
    Inflammation
    Joint Pain
    Bursitis
    Gastropersis
    Prenecious Anemia
    Gastritis
    Carpel Tunnel (Left Elbow) yes Elbow
    Memory Loss
    Hypersomnia
    Migraines
    Burning/Tingling
    Concentration
    Extreme Fatigue
    Spinal Stenosis
    Degenerative Disc Disorder
    Hair Loss
    Blurred Vision
    Anxiety
    Night Sweats
    Brain Fog
    Muscle Weakness
    Heart Palpations
    IBS
    Aorta Dissection
    Breast Pain / Stabbing & Shooting pain through the arm
    Lesions on the breast and body area

    I’m hoping to have mine removed in March and hopefully start my new life with recovery. I know it will take years and some things may not change, but I hope at least 80% will heal.

    Angie

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  164. Karen Digras

    25 year old silicone implant recently removed and not replaced. According to surgeon they were exploded everywhere and it was like trying to remove cotton candy from my chest. I get stitches out next week and want to have a list of questions to ask. I don’t believe anyone is looking for us after implants are removed as to health concerns. Never was I told by original surgeon that I should have check ups. Never was it recommended that mammograms might be too harsh on the implant and that other means should be used. When my breasts blew up twice the size they were doctors simply scratched their heads and said it was probably hormones. NEVER did they consider the massive fluid build up could be from the implants. Not a single OBGYN, Mammogram tech, or PRIMARY CARE DOCTOE EVER told me between years 7 to year 26 of having the implants that I should be checked and consider replacement or removal to avoid what has happened to me,, the future remains to be seen. I get little burning blisters on my body that seep burn and them scab under my breasts to the backs of calves and thighs.

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  165. Paula Patton

    I am interested in pursuing a law suit to pay for my explant and send off the implants for analysis and also the proper post surgical detox protocols. Any suggestions? Waiting for a call back from some phone calls placed today. Mentor was the maker of my saline put in 16 years ago. Would love to go to Atlanta and have Dr. Kolb take them out.

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  166. Lori Higgins

    Ive had my saline implants for 13 years. I’ve had all kinds of bizzare illnesses starting with migraines, mold toxicity, heavy metal toxicity, ringing in my ears and the list goes on. I stopped grooming dogs 8 weeks ago
    after 33 years of grooming. I thought that the pain I was experiencing was from overuse. The discomfort keeps getting progressively worse. Its all starting to make sense now and I’m scared!

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  167. Jackie Nunez

    On Dec 1 2015 I had breast implants removed. They were silicone from 1985. I thought I was dying. My tongue was going numb, also my arms and having severe headaches muscle aches. I had b.o. that was not normal and ammonia smelling urine. My vision was blurrjng. Had 4 polyps in 9 months period. My whole body was inflammed. It hurt to eat. Doctors kept telling me nothing was wrong with me. It made me feel crazy. After removal I am starting to feel better. I truly believe I would have died had I not had them removed.

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  168. Amy Dumas

    I am experiencing all of these symptoms & I have been in a mentor solid silicone study with my implants for 10 years with no help at all from them just excuses & getting ignored! Some days I can’t get out of bed…I am so sick & I hope that not another young girl will make the same mistake!!! I have been to so many Drs & have to see a pain specialist every month to deal with this! I have been to Mayo clinic in Jacksonville & in Scottsdale too. No Dr wants to say much about the implants except one that I saw when I lived in Kawaii but then we had to move because of my husbands work! Every Dr I have seen to remove my implants does not want to unless I get new ones to replace them! I just feel that this has been one of the worst decisions I have ever made & has cost me all quality of life!

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  169. Holly

    I am 36 years old. My implants were placed in 2010. Over the past 4 years my health has deteriorated. But more so in the past year. Since August I have been dx with Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, chronic fatigue. All my lab work is normal. In the past few months my symptoms have become debilitating. I am a registered nurse and can barely work. I suffer from cold hands and feet, tingling fingers and toes, joint pain, muscle aches, exhaustion, ringing of ears, visual disturbances, memory loss, depression. I don’t even know where to start to get help. I just keep thinking what if my implants are the cause? My body is slipping away and maybe I have found the answer.

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  170. Natalie Phillips

    I have 90% of the symptoms and my implants are 11 years old, with lumps and bumps now. I am very unwell and was suddenly diagnosed with celiac disease sept last year, also lactose intolerance, depression and whole lot more as above article says, I have had countless tests and on anti depressants, drs are treating what happens next but no one can tell me why I am suddenly so ill, I also had 4 misscarriages in last 3 years, I have so much medical evidence of 3 years of my life including sudden rupture appendix in the middle of miscarriage of twins at 8 weeks.

    I am very interested to find out more and be apart of your group with this, I am going to ask my dr to administer the tests u advised, some of them had already been done in past 2 years and my vit D very low as well.
    I had no idea until heard news last week regarding breast implants and heard about some symptoms, so much fits into what my health has been. I have permanent numbness my whole left side my finger tips i cant even feel.

    regards
    Natalie

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  171. Juliette in Canada

    In ’93 I had my implants and was told they would last a lifetime. After 10 years they were hardening and drooping so I inquired the cost of removal or replacement and the price was way out of my range being then a single mom. No one told me that they had a shelf life and could endanger my life. A couple years down the road and my kids are on their own I was riddled with mysterious sickness even though I have always been a health nut and was still jogging at 53. Then my lymph nodes started to swell up and I had to endure a full year of doctors mauling me – every test under the sun – and they concluded I had Lymphoma and I was to have Chemotherapy and Radiation. I said no. They never once considered my leaking breast implants and my independent research drove me to this website. Am trying to arrange an explantation now. They should all be sued for all the pain and suffering I have endured.

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  172. brianna

    Had cohesive gel implants put in about 10 month’s ago. Started feeling a loss of passion, emotions were blocked, didn’t has desire for much anymore, then the fatigue. Now the worst has came on. Felling in a drunk, haze 24-7! YES, 24-7!! I can’t do anything. I have the most crazy sensitivity to sunlight (the most), cell phone light’s, fluorescent light’s and computer scressn. I can barely work anymore. I though I was just getting old but I am only 29. My vision is al uncomfortable and I don’t see in H.D anymore. I have had C.T scan, ECG, all blood work, including LYME, and have many specialists. ENT, Neuro, N.D, Therapist, and Crainail acrel Therapist. Wasting so much money. ALL TESTS are NEGATVE. I am now explanting with Petra Schiller in Toronto in Feb. ANd I can’t wait! I want my life back and my son to have his Mummy back.

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  173. Anne Lantrip

    I would like to be added to your group. I have only started to figure out my health issues are caused by my implants and want to be included. Thank you! This website if VERY informative!!! Thank you!!

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  174. Kelley McNamara

    I had cohesive gel implants placed sub muscularly in 2008 due to an enormous amount of loose skin after nursing my two children. After six years I began to have burning pain in my left breast, left armpit, and chest wall. After three ultrasounds and a mammogram and ten months of wasted time, my worst fears have been confirmed……rupture. I am seeking surgical explanation ,en bloc, from the best explant surgeon in North America…Dr.Susan Kolb. I am flying from Vancouver Canada to Atlanta Georgia to have the explant and bilateral mastopexy without re implantation. I am so fatigued and sick from what I have known deep down for a while now. I beg women to read Dr.Kolbs book, The Naked Truth about Breast Implants, before walking down this dangerous path. I will post again after my Dec.11th explant. Thank you for this page and for taking a stand. Kelley

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  175. Charmayne Fletcher

    I’m a medical mess. I’ve been to every doctor under the sun, tried every course of action there is. Never in a million years did I think that my implants were making me sick. I want these things out now. It’s funny, I never wanted them in the first place. I had a breast reduction w/ lift and the doctor said I would look funny if I didn’t have the implant. Biggest mistake I ever made. I just want my life back

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  176. Kristin Plummer

    I had my first implants placed in 1997 due to cosmetic issues after nursing both of my children. Since then I have had a partial Thyroidectomy (2000), Hysterectomy (2008), Breast Cancer (1/2012), and Double Mastectomy (2/2012), Breast Reconstruction (4/2012), Breast Reconstruction Correction (2/2013). I have been struggling with health issues since the year 2000. I have been tested for thyroid function 50+ times, Lymes Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and what ever else each specialist I went to could think of. I have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Stress, PMDD, Adenomyosis, vertigo, sinus infections, Fibromyalgia, and (the big one until now) Breast Cancer. Finally, after 15 years it all comes together, I have Breast Implant Illness.
    This diagnosis comes after dealing with many many Dr.’s and their misassumptions, misdiagnoses, and accusations.
    After learning of BII from my friend at church who has it, I was able to gain knowledge and get in to see a well known, extremely knowledgeable Dr. and was diagnosed with a leaking implant and a mold and fugal infection throughout my body. Due to financial reasons she cannot be my surgeon. So, God provided Dr. …(my ENT) to help me because my primary Dr. has not believed me (even humiliating me by drug testing me), my Oncologist said, “I was latching onto a hypothesis” and got angry with me when I asked him to educate himself to see what he thought. But, Dr. (ENT) believed me saying “I want to better educate myself to help my patients”, and has gone above and beyond his specialty to help me. He sent me for a MRI after the ultrasound did not show a visible rupture and as diagnosed by Dr. (BII Specialist) I have an Intra Capsular Rupture of my implant which has most certainly caused the latest symptoms. Which means now my insurance will pay for the explanation.
    I was convinced to replace my saline implants with the Silicon “Gummy Bear” type to reconstruct after my Mastectomy. I was assured the materials were no longer an issue by my surgeon, the implants were not causing my health issues, and they were more natural feeling than saline. They lie! Why? Because Breast Augmentations are a cash cow for the industry and they prefer money over responsibility. They are quickly going to realize we are not as dumb and vain as they think!
    Please, please share your stories to help all the women who like myself were lied to and are walking around with killer implants in their bodies.
    The industry is continuing to count on the subject of breast implants and the negative connotation to keep this information suppressed. Please do not judge or worry about being judged, share the information about Breast Implant Illness where ever you can. Let us all be tenacious about this, this is a life and death matter.

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  177. Jillian

    I absolutely want in on a class action lawsuit. I was deceived by my plastic surgeon, the implant company, and the FDA. I am angry! I had saline implants with valves placed in July 2000. I started getting sick within the year. By February 2002 I became disabled. I have been robbed of a normal life with my 5 children. I want some aspect of justice for myself and all other women who were lied to in order for the perpetrators to become richer. I want these toxic implants out!!!

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Terry,
      No, insurance details are not available. I know that Dr. Susan Kolb in Atlanta Georgia accepts insurance and so does Dr. Jae Chun in Newport Beach, California. I’m not sure about Dr Feng in Ohio and the others on the Explant Surgeon list. Nicole

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  178. Judy

    Interested in following this. Implanted 1984 with silicone. Asked all the ‘right questions’ and was told they would “last forever.” Explanted in 2006 with Baker’s IV Capsular Contracture after rupture. Very messy according to my op report. Was told by first surgeon I went to that I would be “deformed and your husband won’t want you if you don’t get re-implanted.” Luckily, I did my research and found a wonderful surgeon in TX and I am NOT deformed in any way. I had so many symptoms because of these bags of poison in my body. Now, still dealing with Hashimoto’s but many symptoms are healed or healing after having them out. It sickens me that these are still legally allowed to be put into women’s bodies. How sad that so many of us have bought into the cultural ‘ideal’ and made this decison because we felt not good enough the way we were. I missed the last class action suit…count me in if this goes forward. They can’t make up for the years of pain and suffering and what we go though to get rid of them physically, psychologically and emotionally. They should be held accountable for what they have and continue to say is “safe” when they so clearly are not.

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  179. Teresa Labaire

    hello, I’m, 65 I have had my saline implants out for about 6-7 years. They were removed after one began to become impacted and the other leaked. The implant co. Would only pay for one! At the time of removal the plastic surgeon told me he had a very difficult time getting them out and wasn’t able to remove all of the silicon but he had scraped as much as he could get!
    I have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hypothyroid hashimotos a stomach disorde, brain fog etc. I can’t work I really need these people to be responsible for this terrible theft of my life.

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  180. Tobie Oliver

    I have had the same breast implants for 40 years and have a lot of the symptoms listed with no medical reason that I feel so bad all time, and basically getting much worse as I get older.
    However, what is a person to do if they cannot afford to have them removed by a plastic surgeon ? I doubt that my insurance will cover this. I have no idea what type of dr that I would even look for to help with this.

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Tobie,
      Insurance does cover removals for different reasons. If you have a Baker’s IV capsular contracture, your implants are leaking or ruptured or if they are making you ill due to infection etc or causing you pain, insurance does cover removal. There are several surgeons in Texas, please see the Explant Surgeon list. A ND or functional medicine doctor can help you with detoxification and removal of co-infections such as fungus etc. Nicole

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  181. terri

    I’m very interested in what you are doing. I’m on my second set of implants, having gone from the saline implants I got in 1998 to silicone in 2008. I have had a range of symptoms ever since my second surgery, including a postoperative infection on the left side. Fairly recently I was told I have a silent rupture on my left side. My symptoms are of course getting worse while I wait for surgery…

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  182. Daphne Shaffer

    I have been very ill, actually it all started after getting implants. I never knew, nor did any of my Dr.’s that it could be from implants. I am getting ready to explant. Happy to find this site.

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  183. Kat

    Diagnosed with ALCL this summer, presumably from textured implants. Why were patients not informed of the 2011 FDA report? We could have switched implants back then before Lymphoma developed.

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  184. debra

    whatever you do DON’T tell the Drs. why you want your results tests, films, etc. just say for your records. They are your property, you paid for them but…many (most) places will give you a hard time ,some will refuse. You have to be very careful w/these people,their jobs are at stake and they protect the Drs. at all costs. Same w/Drs. they all send out suspisions on certain patients I would imagine if they think you are involved or getting involved in law suit. They know you”ll need a new Dr. they stick together. Find a Dr. you can trust or a referral from implanted (ill) women. Never tell, even the receptionist.

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  185. Kelly

    My 35 year old daughter had saline implants 3 years ago. She has not worked in a year and a half do to the severity of her sickness. Next week on 9-2 she will be in surgery for a min of 8 hrs removing the implants with an Enbloc and a lift. She was a top real estate agent in Abilene Tx. Energetic upbeat and loves people….at this time she is practically living in bed. She has become “allergic to life” food perfume baby lotion (she has a 14 yr old son and a 1 yr old son) . because of all of the toxins that have taken over her life, she cannot function in our world of chemicals. She spent two weeks at the Environmental Health center in Dallas for testing. She has to give herself shots with antigens to survive her autoimmune disease. She is having her hair test today to see if silicone poisoning is present. The one thing we are having problems with is finding a trustworthy lab to send the implants to??? Do you have any resources to help us? Thank you for any answers you can give us. This has been a nightmare for our family. We are just thankful to at least know what we are fighting!!

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Kelly,
      If you are interested in having implants analyzed for why they caused illness, please send them to Dr. Pierre Blais of Innoval Failure Analysis whose contact information is on the Resource page of this website. Nicole

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  186. Debbie Stokes

    Please keep me informed this is the 4th set of implants and not one Dr mentioned all those illnesses and I have all of them.

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  187. Mary Knupp

    I have many health problems due to silicone. I had an explant February 2015, and am very scared about my health and recovery. I had no idea that I was in such danger.

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  188. Marga van Amersfoort

    Hello ladies,
    I came across this website today. We have some exciting news which might interest you.
    This is our press release:
    “History is repeating itself”

    A Dutch organization SVS is going to sue the State on September 30th
    Their claim: “Silicone breast implants off the market until safety is proven”.
    According Ms van Amersfoort and Ms van der Brand, president and secretary of the SVS:
    “From 1992, our organization have being trying to convince the government and even the European Commission, that some women get health issues or get sick due to silicone breast implants.
    We have not being heard.
    Unlike America, we have no claim culture.
    In our case it is about the health of thousands of women.
    There was no ban on implants between 1992 and 2006.
    We have over 4000 women in our database, many poignant stories of women who didn’t get access to medical treatment simply because health problems are denied.

    Even breast cancer patients who get problems with their health after receiving implants as a follow up treatment for breast cancer or BRCA gene mutation, are denied access to medical treatment or have to pay to get their implants removed.

    In the past years we did our own research and what we found shocked us.
    It seems researchers/doctors only study their own field of literature but not as a whole.
    The publication ‘safety or silicone implants in 1999’(which is outdated!), indicated more research had to be done on platinum.
    This was repeated by the FDA in 2006.
    Only a few studies have been published after that time and the majority of these shows platinum in a more toxic state.
    But who makes or rather forces manufacturers on doing more research on platinum?
    We as patients can’t, so we have to rely on governments and health authorities.
    Another issue we found which never have been investigated according the SCENIHR report on PIP from 2012, the discoloration of implants.
    Which can be seen in many implants from all manufacturers. We found out that discoloration also can be a sign of degradation of the implant.
    When we investigated other silicone implant materials it was revealed, this phenomenon could mean that the composition changes over time.
    So it is no longer the material which is bio-compatible and granted with approval.

    Meanwhile most plastic surgeons keep saying ‘you can’t get sick from implant or be allergic to it, even breast implant associated ALCL (a cancer from the immune system) is being downgraded.

    Our organization is not against implants, but if these facts are not addressed and resolved once and for all, women continue to fall victim to these potentially toxic medical devices.
    We hope by taking this step more research by independent scientists is enforced and this will eventually lead to innovation in breast surgery”.

    If you are interested in background information on implants and we’ve gathered a lot, please feel free to visit our site:
    http://www.siliconebreastimplants.org

    Question: Is it ok to place a link to you on our website?
    Kind regards from the Netherlands .
    Marga van Amersfoort

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Marga,
      Thank you for your very informative message and link to your valuable database. We will definitely be posting your link as a resources on this site and in our facebook group called Breast Implant Illness and Healing Official Group. Yes, it is okay to link to this site and let’s keep in contact. Kind regards, Nicole

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  189. Carrie

    I can’t remember if I already sent this. I’m sorry if you received a bouble. I will go order my last surgery reconstruction records. The first teo surgeries were from a doctor I can’t recall the name of a clinic in lake Tahoe. I believe dr Mendez who had reconstructed my entire chest using mesh will have the prior records of the first surgeons name. Also, this reconstructive surgery was horrible pain. I healed so slow and swore I’d never do it again. I do have my implant card with mentor and the serial numbers on it. Next I’ll start seeing a few explant surgeons. I prefer dr kolb but she may be too hard on for me. I just have problems going to the store ten minutes away from my home. I don’t believe I can take care of myself alone in a city where I don’t know anyone. I’ll work on trying to figure a way to perhaps have someone go with me if I can find a way to afford it. Bless your heart for making this site and putting all of us together. Your all a God send. I love you for that

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  190. Rebecca Boyd

    I have posted a couple of times here as I received my Mentor silicone implants June 3, 2014 after having bi lateral mastectomy 2007 & had tissue expanders in for 7 years. I became ill within 24 hours of getting implants with all symptoms women have spoke of including my teeth moving, gums receding, teeth disentegrating, irritated inner lips, mouth, loose teeth, jaw pain & pressure clear into sinuses, etc, etc. I just had my implants out July 31 by 9th surgeon I spoke with but he refused to do total capsulectomy nor would he remove the excess breast skin/tissue But I wanted the poison out of me!! I will need more surgeries as I still want capsules out & my left breast had a tram flap so definitely it has more skin than my right side, I’m lopsided & very caved in on my chest & just had staples out today & have my implants to mail to Dr. Blais in Canada for testing & my implants are yellow! I do Not yet feel any better or different as I hoped for but Pray I do soon as I’ve aged at least 15 years in just one year, NO energy or motivation, debilitating fatigue, etc & am Not the person I used to be. I am VERY interested in Legal action as I’ve documented alot as I’ve been to ER approx 10 times & was admitted to hospital just 9 days after implants but not know what was wrong till late last year & only happened across “silicone poisining” on Facebook breast cancer support group then Googled & found this forum & Hallelujah, I’m Not crazy!!! This has been the Worst year of my life & I’m not done yet! Please keep me posted via email Please as to any legal progression, etc as these implants are pure poisin & I’m Pissed! I did a report online w/FDA regarding my implants, etc & i encourage All ladies to do the same!!
    Rebecca

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  191. Shelley

    Its past due – time to get the word out about Saline and Silicone -Is anyone telling the bio-toxin truth about saline implants? The PS’s aren’t telling anyone what they need to know (who’d get implants if they knew the hell they’d live later?) , the implant manufacturers certainly aren’t – are they telling the doctors?

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  192. Paula blades

    Hello, first off thank you for all your information and sharing your story.
    I was explanted two years ago and still deal with many symptoms you listed. I have been trying for two years to find an attorney to take my case. I only have one year left. I have been very discouraged every attorney states I have a good case but they don’t have time to deal with it!!!!!! Susan Kolb M.D. Did the explant of my mentor saline implants. She authored The Naked Truth About Breast Implants and has appeared twice on Monsters Inside Me. My implants were sent to an expert in Canada Dr. Peter Blais M.D. I have report from him stating the valves were faulty and implants were full of aspergillus mold among other fungi and bacteria.
    I lost my job as a pharmaceutical Rep. I have applied for disability with no luck yet. I am so furious I had implants for 20 years. My surgeon stated saline was totally safe and good for a life time!!!!!!!!!! Every specialist including Mayo Clinic stated it couldn’t be my implants making me sick. So I appreciate you getting the word out.. This has physically, mentally and financially devastated my life!,,
    Please help me find an attorney. I also want to get the word out and help other women.
    Kindest Regards
    Paula

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    1. AS

      I have been very ill! With various autoimmune complexities, which doctors are baffled. Yet, they will not admit or support or confirm that the implants are the cause. I had implants from 1983 and did not have the funds to pay for removal until now. No doctor would verify this was a major factor in my health struggle. Therefore, insurance does not cover anything of it. THE LIST OF ISSUES ARE: chronic fatigue, arthritis, mitochondria issues, micro muscles spasms, cognitive fog, inflammation, pain. I hope that this will turn around, that young woman will not choose to do this. Blessings

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    2. Carrie

      I didn’t know dr kolb was on monsters inside me twice. I’ve only seen the Kathryn gordon one. Contact me if you haven’t found an attorney yet. I may be able to help you

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      1. SONYA BECKNER

        I am literally scheduled for breast explantation surgery on Nov 15. I am dying a slow death. I feel as though I am slowly being poisoned. I am so sick I cannot work, I cannot work out, I don’t even leave the house and I am so fragile, weak, fatigued, have depression, anxiety and panic attacks, nausea, muscle and joint pain, migraines, lack of motivation, brain fog, lack of concentration, short term memory loss and the list goes on and on for me. I am completely debilitated right now ….long story short, I am sicker than sick. My endocrinologist has advised that it is his professional opinion that the breast implants are slowly killing me. I must get them out ASAP. I have Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Disease so they should have never implanted them in the first place, which I did not know, but they did know that I was taking thyroid medication before implantation because it is listed on my intake paperwork. The implants have caused me the auto immune disorder and it is further destroying my thyroid which is barely functioning as it is (I was born with only the top of my thyroid). All of which I did not know about my thyroid until I was in my 40s because I was either misdiagnosed or undiagnosed all together until recently. I just recently found out I had a thyroid condition. I have bounced from dr to dr for the last 7-9 years trying to figure out why I was so sick, only to be told maybe “I should talk to someone, nothing was wrong with me.” All the while, I am sick as a dog every single day. The symptoms and issues are just getting worse and worse as each day passes and my ability to do things diminish with each passing day. I take so much medication just to function on a day-to-day basis. It is a disgrace that this is still happening and implants are still being implanted on the daily to date. I am definitely interested in taking legal action. These implants have devastated my life. I have been sick for the last 7-10 years, these implants have literally hijacked my body….. only to be told by doctor after doctor that nothing was wrong ….yet I was so sick I could not function. I can’t wait to get these implants out. I feel I am not going to make it if I don’t get them out. I can literally feel my body shutting down, time is running out. I’ve tried for so long to figure out why I was sick, and now I finally know after my endocrinologist advised they need to be removed ASAP. Please keep in touch with me at gizzypaw@aol.com, the word needs to get out because these implants are not so pretty as they are presented to be. Its disgusting & I’m outraged and I don’t know how these surgeons sleep at night. Once I have them explantated, I will definitely have them tested.

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