Breast implant lawsuits are now picking up 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. The crux of the issue is that breast implant manufacturers are not presenting accurate studies and are withholding significant and truthful information about the toxic contents of their products and the fact that the chemicals and heavy metals 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.
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.
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In March 2017, the FDA issued a warning confirming that breast implants cause BIA-ALCL cancer. Lawsuits for ladies with BIA-ALCL are currently being organized, stay tuned for more information soon.
BREAKING LITIGATION NEWS FEBRUARY 2017
Rexina Mize, et al. v. Mentor Worldwide LLC
The case is Mize v. Mentor Worldwide LLC, No. BC-649083, California Superior Court (Los Angeles). In late March the case was transferred and reassigned to the judge handling the other Mentor case, and the case number was changed to CV 17-1747 DMG (KSx). Her husband, Spouse Plaintiff Minh Nguyen, is also suing Mentor on loss of consortium. They are represented by Jaime Moss and Jennifer Lenze at the Lenze Moss Law Firm, contact form, and Jason Jordan at Jordan Law. If you contact them, make sure to understand if it will be for an individual case or a class action. The latter (class actions) are not recommended. Those are what happened in the 90’s and is how the lawyers ended up with significant compensation. Another point to understand is that when a small law firm of one or two attorneys is leading a case, they will generally sell client referrals to other law firms. You may wish to inquire if this is the case; ask if you are out of state (outside California), if your referral will be sold to other law firms. From the article, Johnson & Johnson Unit Sued Over Leaking Breast Implants: “We believe the problems with Mentor’s silicone implant are pervasive and may have harmed thousands of women,” Moss said. “This suit may be just the tip of the iceberg.” “The suit filed yesterday contends Mentor officials failed to warn Mize, who says she’s suffering from pain, nausea, skin rashes and extreme fatigue, and her physician about “the risk of serious defects and life-altering complications” tied to the leaking implants.”
BREAKING LITIGATION NEWS JANUARY 2017
Loftus v. Allergan, Inc., et al
This case was filed January 23rd 2017 in Kanawha Circuit Court (West Virginia) and removed to federal court on March 2nd:
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.
Nicole Weber v. Allergan No. 13-17017 (9th Circuit 2015)
The case was filed in 2012 and is moving to trial in early 2018.
“Weber appealed the district court’s dismissal of Weber’s diversity action brought against Allergan Inc, asserting strict product liability and negligence, and alleging that Allergan’s Natrelle Style 20 [silicone] breast implants are dangerous.” (Sept 21, 2015). See youtube video on her 9th Circuit court hearing. (The opposing attorney talks at 37:00)
Her amended claim was found to adequately state parallel state law claims (Oct. 23, 2015).
“Weber has identified to the extent possible without discovery, the standards she believes the manufacture of her implants violated, adequately stating parallel state-law claims.” the court said.