What are Mentor MemoryGel™ Silicone Gel Breast Implants?
Breast implants are medical devices that enhance breast size or reconstruct breasts. Mentor MemoryGel™ breast implants are filled with silicone gel. Years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposed a ban on these medical devices. But in 2006, Mentor Worldwide was the first manufacturer allowed to start selling silicone breast implants in the U.S. after the ban. That privilege came with a catch—as a condition for approval, the FDA required Mentor to conduct “post-approval” studies that analyze the long-term safety and effectiveness of the implants.
Recent lawsuits call the safety of these implants into question. Defective breast implants are allegedly causing health problems for some women. Many of these types of lawsuits were filed in the 1980s and 1990s, and it appears these types of claims may be filed across the country once again.
Why pursue a Mentor MemoryGel™ Silicone Gel Breast Implants lawsuit?
Each of our cases is different, just like your injuries and experiences are different than anyone else’s experiences. But at Jones Ward PLC, our attorneys focus on your case and give it the individual targeted focus required to obtain the very best possible outcome for you. Our attorneys believe in fighting for you, and will pursue every available opportunity to recover damages including:
- Lost wages due to injuries or recovery
- Damages for pain and suffering from injuries
- Reimbursement for medical bills
- Future pain and suffering compensation
- Loss of consortium claims (due to strain on your marriage, loss of intimacy and ability to participate in household and daily activities, etc.)
- Punitive damages where appropriate
Dangers of Mentor MemoryGel™ Silicone Gel Breast Implants
The FDA has linked breast implants to Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), a cancer of the immune system. The FDA issued a breast implant warning on its website and continues to monitor risks.
ALCL is a rare lymphoma. Symptoms occur not in the breast implant itself but in the “capsule” behind the implant. Women suffering from implant-related lymphoma may experience the following symptoms:
- Fluid collection
- Hardening of the breast or masses surrounding the breast
- Asymmetric breast size
Aside from ALCL, women have also complained of:
- Skin rashes
- Extreme fatigue
- Side effects connected to heavy metals seeping into the bloodstream
- Upper back pain
- Total body aches and pains
- High fever
- Hair loss
- Breathing issues
Do I have a Mentor MemoryGel™ Silicone Gel Breast Implants lawsuit?
Jones Ward PLC is ready to accept silicone breast implant injury cases in all fifty states. If you or a loved one received Mentor MemoryGel™ Silicone Gel Breast Implants and have experienced harmful side effects, please contact the lawyers at Jones Ward PLC. We will continue monitoring this developing issue and fighting for your protection.
Jones Ward PLC lawyers offer a free, no-obligation consultation to evaluate your potential lawsuit. Our lawyers have successfully handled a wide variety of drug and product liability cases and are dedicated to helping our clients.
Do not wait to contact an attorney at Jones Ward PLC as soon as possible – if you do not file a lawsuit within a certain amount of time, you may lose your right to recover compensation due to “statutes of limitations.” The deadline for these “statutes of limitations is different in each state, and it varies depending on the claims you make in the lawsuit.
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