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Silicone-Based Breast Implants Cause Adverse Health Effects Lawsuits Allege

Santa Clara, CA: Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Mentor Worldwide are coming under scrutiny for allegedly not doing the proper studies mandated by the government, for their silicone-based breast implants.

One lawsuit has already been filed against Mentor in California, alleging the implants leak, posing health risks and which have caused a variety of health problems for the plaintiff inducing muscle pain and nausea.

Silicone breast implants were a frequent target of lawsuits during the 1980s and 1990s, prompting some manufacturers to seek bankruptcy in an effort to resolve claims. In 1992, regulators banned the use of silicone-based breast implants following a raft of lawsuits filed by women who claimed the devices cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

In 2006, U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted the 14-year ban on the implants. Currently, Mentor, Allergan Plc and Sientra Inc, are the only companies authorized by the FDA to sell the devices.

In September 2016, a lawsuit was filed against Mentor and J&J by a Seattle woman who claims her silicone implants caused skin rashes, extreme fatigue and left her bloodstream laced with heavy metals used to manufacture the devices.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs believe that the two lawsuits filed to date are just the tip of the iceberg, and that thousands of women across the US may have been harmed.

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Marcy
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I have Mentor memory gel implants and have the same symptoms as the comments made before me. My joints and the muscle pain are debilitating at times. Fatigue, memory loss, and pain are also present. I have asked my PS if it could be the implants and he absolutely not also. It all started after the implants as well.

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Dawn
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I have had muscle pain, extreme fatigue, cannot sleep, cannot loose weight, memory loss, Ana blood test elevated, extreme back pain in kidneys when sleeping and breathing that wakes me up and severe pain when moving when laying down ect every time I ask doctor if can be implants they say impossible. Did not feel this way until I got the mentore silicone implant in 2007. I am only 48 and feel 68.

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Cheryl bertrand
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I had silent ruptured mentor memory gel and have been sick for 6 years. I need your help.

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