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Breast Implant Illness Lawsuit Filed Over Ailments from Mentor MemoryGel Silicone Implants

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Two women have filed a product liability lawsuit that alleges they experienced a variety of health problems, commonly referred to as “breast implant illness”, after Mentor MemoryGel silicone implants were placed in their bodies. 

The complaint (PDF) was filed by Amber Brooks, of Missouri, and Jamie Gale, of Kansas, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, seeking damages from Mentor Worldwide, LLC, for selling the silicone breast implants without warning about potential side effects and adverse reactions experienced by women.

Brooks indicates that she received Mentor MemoryGel Breast Implants in March 2016, and Gale received her implants in September 2009. In each case, the women indicate that they began suffering a large number of health problems from the breast implants, including muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, recurrent vaginal infections, rashes, lesions, bumps, cognitive problems, headaches, loss of breast sensation, inflammation, gastrointestinal issues and other health problems.

Similar symptoms have been reported by a growing number of women in recent years after breast augmentation or reconstructive surgery, and the condition is increasingly referred to as “breast implant illness”.

As a result of the problems, Brooks indicates that she had her breast implants removed in February 2017, less than a year they were put in place. Gale had her implants removed in July 2017. In both cases, the side effects disappeared after removal of the breast implants.

The lawsuit claims Mentor has known about the health problems linked to silicone breast implants for years, yet failed to warn the medical community or patients, actively concealing the risks women may face, and failing to properly conduct a number of post-approval studies required by the FDA.

“(A) Mentor chemist of 15 years reported to the FDA that Mentor’s implants are more likely to break than the company reported. It has also been reported that the silicone is more likely to leak, even when the implants are intact, and that the materials used in the implants are more dangerous than reported,” the lawsuit states. “Mentor knew of these risks associated with its implants, but covered them up by terminating studies, sponsoring only self-serving research it could control, and by misrepresenting the risks to the users, physicians, and regulatory agencies.”

Brooks and Gale present claims of negligence, failure to warn and manufacturing defect.

Breast Implant Side Effects

A growing number of doctors are recognizing symptoms and problems similar to those experienced by Brooks and Gale as “breast implant illness,” commonly involving chronic side effects, such as fatigue, cognitive problems, muscle and joint pain, hair loss, infections, gastrointestinal problems, rashes and thyroid issues. In many cases, the problems have led women to have their breast implants removed, and concerns about the risk have become a factor many are questioning whether to undergo breast enhancement or reconstruction surgery.

Breast implants have been placed in the bodies of more than 10 million women across the globe over the last decade, and the FDA’s own data acknowledges that as many as 20% these women will get the breast implants removed less than 10 years later, often to complications like rupturing, scar tissue problems and deflation.

In addition to breast implant illness, new concerns have emerged in recent years about growing reports involving women diagnosed with a rare cancer in the tissue surrounding the device, which is known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

According to a report published in December 2018, as part of an investigation into medical devices known as the “Implant Files”, investigators found that regulators have largely allowed manufacturers to hide these potential side effects of breast implants from the public in prior years.

Before 2016, there were fewer than 200 suspected breast implant injuries reported every year, according to the report. However, in 2017, the FDA deployed more stringent medical device reporting rules, which no longer allowed manufacturers to report “routine events” without making them public. In 2017, the number of reports jumped to 4,567, and there were more than 8,200 reports in the first half of 2018 alone.

The report indicates that regulators worldwide allow breast implant manufacturers to get away with violating reporting rules.

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33 comments

  1. Susan Reply

    Looking for attorney in Illinois. I had McGhan implants in 2004 and was ill for 14 years, many doctors/specialists, ER visits/hospital stays and tests…no one could figure out my illness or symptoms and I was becoming bedridden fast. Explanted in October of 2018, symptoms and illnesses gone and feeling normal again. This was an illness from my breast implants, I spent a small fortune on medications and doctor appointments and then insurance wouldn’t cover the explant to improve my health. Lots of days missed work/pay due to illness.

  2. Sherry Reply

    I had mentor high profile implants in 2016 and knew within 30 days something was wrong.

  3. Nancy Reply

    I have had silicone breast implants following prophylactic mastectomies due to recommendation from my Mother’s oncologist when she was dying from metastatic breast cancer. I also had a strong family history beyond my Mother. I was diagnosed with Graves disease not too long after. I was not told to have regular MRI’s to check for rupture. I read that online 20 years later and went for an MRI only to find out one was leaking. I do not know how long it had been leaking. I am scheduled for surgery to have them removed. I have pain and lumps in my armpits. I ache all over and am fatigued. I have upper back pain, a precancerous esophageal condition, I had to have a thyroidectomy due to the Graves Disease. I am fearful the Dr. may find cancer because of my symptoms and the lumps and pain I have in my armpits.

  4. Zahaida Reply

    I had breast implants put in 2016 and had them removed in 2017. I had several illnesses including panic attacks, headaches, muscle, joint pain, arm pit pain, had to have a hysterectomy, got sick all the time with flu like symptoms. Also was tired and bed ridden for several days. It was a nightmare. All symptoms went away after removal.

  5. Kina Reply

    I had Mentor memory gel placed in November 2016 and within a month I knew something wasn’t right. I feel like I am 80 years old. Joint pain, hair loss, memory fog, insomnia, cant lift my right arm, and I am depressed all the time because I feel like a bad mom. It costs 3x more to get them out than to put them in. I would love to seek legal recourse but am told we basically signed our rights away within the mountain of preop paperwork.

  6. Michele Reply

    I just had my implants removed. My diarrhea subsided immediately and I had a chocolate milkshake.
    My BII presented itself almost 15 years ago, when I had two ruptured silicone implants replaced with saline. I thought the saline would be safer. I developed intermittent symptoms, including memory loss, pustules on my hands and diarrhea.
    A year ago, these symptoms went crazy. I had chronic diarrhea, very low thyroid, brain fog, joint aches, panic attacks, numbness in hands and swelling in my right breast.
    Of course, of the many doctors I saw- none had a clue, and either told me I was a Bad patient, or suffering from a nervous condition.

  7. Katie Reply

    I had my mentor memory gel implants in 2013. I have breast pain on and off for years, and have now gone to a doctor to figure out why I always feel sick. I wake up every morning with swollen hands. My joints ache constantly. I struggle with insomnia and GI issues. Depression, suicidal thoughts, exhaustion, fatigue. I am praying my doctors will come up with some answers. They finally set me up with a plastic surgeon to review my implants. GI doctor and a hand specialist to figure out my joint pain and constant swelling.

  8. Denise Reply

    I had saline implants that ruptured. I wanted them to be removed but was told that unless I had $12,000 for reconstructive surgery my best bet would be to have them replaced. I barely had the money to have them replaced and this time went with the Mentor Memory Gel silicone because the doctor assured me of how safe they were. I have never felt so horrible since about 13 months after the surgery. Consulted with a class action attorney and they said that because I still have the implants I would get no where with a lawsuit. I cannot afford to remove them!! I have body pain everyday of my life, my hair is falling out and clogs shower drain every 2 days. I gained about 60 lbs in less than a year, my dr put me on thyroid meds and I am finally losing some of it. My primary dr tells me it is because I am getting old. I am 49 yrs old. I feel like I am hundred years old.

  9. Tammy Reply

    Now there are two more cancers connected to breast implants, B Cell Lymphoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and this is just the BEGINNING ! We need to clean house in the FDA Department. They should be held accountable for lives that have been lost, and the ones tbat are going to lose their lives. If it was anyone else, they would probably be looking at murder charges. There is NO excuse for what the Manufacturers, and the FDA have done.

  10. Kathleen Reply

    I just explanted textured mentor cohesive gel implants from 2006. My health was deteriorating in many ways. Joint pain, swollen knees, frozen shoulders, body pain, chronic fatigue, and may unexplained health issues brain fog, tearful spells for no reason, inability to sleep, frequent urination, but mostly non stop body and joint pain. I hope I can heal post explant. I was told these implants were safe and never needed replacing. The pain to have them removed also excruciating.
    I just want the cost of my implant back. What a waste.

  11. Jennifer Reply

    Have had 4 sets of mentor implants dating back to 1998. The third set ruptured in 2017 and was replaced with gummy bear implants which my surgeon said were the safest on the market. I became very ill (hair falling out by the handful, whooping cough, bronchitis, fatigue, headaches etc) I finally explanted the latest memory gel (gummy bear) implants March 2019. I have had severe health problems since getting my first set of mentor implants including thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy which left me hypothyroid for the rest of my life, GERD, severe allergies and asthma. Trying to find out if there is any restitution for the multiple surgeries I have had to replace ruptured implants and all the health issues I have had.

  12. Pansy Reply

    I have many of these symptoms and have to take zofran and pantapralazole due to stomach issues on a daily basis. Joint pain, shoulder and knee pain, as well as a feeling of unwell ness, depression and other symptoms. Have had my implants sines June of 2018

  13. Leslie Reply

    I had Mentor memory gel implants put in in August 2008, since then I have suffered from multiple strokes (2012), was diagnosed with MS, have suffered with constant nausea, hair loss, vision changes, body aches, GI problems with digestion, acne, dark circles under eyes (worsening), breathing problems, heart issues (POTS), urinary problems, female problems, etc.

  14. Heather Reply

    I have read all the comments I have read this website and every symptom that these woman are talking about , I have as well .
    I’ve had four breast argumentation‘s in my lifetime since I was 20 years old , The first two were saline and I was never sick .
    The third set was the mentor memoryGel high profile silicone .( And had a lift )
    They looked deformed and a year and a half latter my surgeon used the same implants ( because they were less than 5 years old .)
    He rearrange them and I still have the horrible dip in my breast .
    But not only do they look weird , I have felt horrible ever since .
    Back aches joint and muscle pain nausea dizziness And multiple other symptoms . These implants are a joke and I’m getting them out in November 2019

  15. Angelia Reply

    I had Mentor silicone gel implants put in 05/2008
    My list of symptoms are al the ones mentioned
    I’m having them removed October 25, 2019
    I was wondering if there is any legal recourse and how to choose a lawyer.

    Vision extremely worse
    Hormone issues
    Thyroid
    Skin rashes
    Itchy eyes and swollen eyelids
    Constant drainage down my throat where I feel like I’m choking
    36 pound weight gain in 2 years about 5 pounds every two months or so and haven’t changed anything
    Big time inflammation in gut
    Joint pain
    Arthritis
    Back pain
    Breast pain
    Etc

    All of which has happened omg eh last severa years

  16. Shawna Reply

    I had my implants done in 2017 Mentor memory Gel. I developed major issues soon after my surgery. And the plastic surgeon had to redo the implants because the implant on both sides ended up under my armpit within the first month. So he then went in and put them on top of the muscle. I soon developed neurological issues, brain fog, numbness in my right leg, speech issues, chronic fatigue, vision loss, blurred vision, headaches, tremors, muscle weakness, neck pain, insomnia, stomach issues, bruising easily, memory loss, hair loss, weight loss, anxiety, depression and the list goes on. I have feel like I have really just lost the last 3 years of my life. I am having my explant done 10-23-19 and I can not wait. I also developed a mass on my left breast that sits on top of the implant.

  17. Daisy Reply

    I have read all these comments and I have all these same symptoms I’ve been telling my doctors since they put the implants it I have even told them the pain is so awful I would rather have them removed. I have had a double mastectomy after implants put in then I had to have a thyroidectomy that I never had any problems with until after the implants they hurt constant

  18. Stacey Reply

    I got my Mentor Memory gel Implants in 2011 and by 2013 I was having health issues and by 2016 I was diagnosed with SLE Lupus . My hair was falling out and I am sick all the time now . I just found out tonight this is all being caused by my implants. I have a terminal disease now that’s not curable because of implants. I am calling my Dr tomorrow to see how to get them removed and a lawyer how to file a lawsuit.

  19. Kensi Reply

    I’m looking for an attorney in Colorado to help me with my BII claim against Mentor Worldwide. The symptoms starting appearing 2-3 weeks after my surgery in 2017.

  20. Elisha Reply

    I HAVE ALLERGAN NATRELLE SILICONE IMPLANTS IN FALL 2011 AND STARTED GETTING SICK THE SPRING/SUMMER OF 2012. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH RA AND LYME DISEASE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS. I EVEN ASKED MY LYME DOC IF IT COULD BE CAUSED FROM MY BREAST IMPLANTS AND HE SAID NO HE DIDNT THINK SO. I WAS FAIRLY STABLE AND ABLE TO FUNCTION OVER THE NEXT 6-7 YEARS JUST MISERABLE WITH ALL OVER PAINS. UNTIL 11/2018 WHEN I GOT A HORRIBLE CASE OF PNEUMONIA AND STARTED GETTING SEVERE RESTRICTIVE LUNG DISEASE. OVER THE LAST YEAR I HAVE BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL MORE THAN HALF THE TIME, BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH RESP FAILURE ON THE VENT FOR 6 DAYS AND ON BIPAP FOR 1 MONTH AND 1 DAY IN THE HOSPITAL. DIAGNOSED WITH CVID (COMMON IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE DISEASE) WHERE I HAD TO HAVE A PORT PLACED AND IVIG TREATMENTS ONCE A MONTH. IVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A PE (PULMONARY EMBOLISM) HERE RECENTLY AND 5 DIFFERENT AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES. 5! RA, LUPUS, SCLERADERMA, SJOGRENS, AND MIXED CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDER. I WAS AN RN SUPERVISOR IN A BUSY ICU UNIT WHICH I LOVED, BUT WAS RECENTLY LET GO BECAUSE IVE BEEN SICK TOO MUCH LATELY. SO I KNOW A LOT OF DOCTORS AND IVE SEEN A LOT OF DOCTORS IN THE HOSPITAL AND HALF OF THEM SAID I NEEDED MY IMPLANTS OUT NOW BEFORE THEY KILLED ME AND THE OTHER HALF SAID THAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM. MY AUNT WAS INVOLVED IN THE BIG LAWSUIT YEARS AND YEARS AGO BECAUSE HER SILICONE IMPLANTS LEAKED BUT, SHE HAD A LOT OF THE SAME SYMPTOMS AND DIAGNOSES THAT I HAD SO I FELT MY IMPLANTS HAD TO GO. EVEN MY PLASTIC SURGEON SAID AT THIS POINT I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. SO SHE TOOK THEM OUT AND TRIED TO GET MOST THE SCARE TISSUE BUT MY CASE WAS COMPLICATED BY THE FACT THAT I HAD A PE AND HAD TO BE FULLY ANTI COAGULATED. MY IMPLANTS WERE NOT THE TEXTURED TYPE AND I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING BACK FROM PATHOLOGY YET, BUT I STILL FEEL LIKE MY IMPLANTS MADE ME VERY ILL, CAUSED ME TO MISS OUT ON A LOT OF MY KIDS FUNCTIONS THIS YEAR, AND CAUSED ME TO LOSE MY JOB.

  21. CYNTHIA Reply

    I am also in the process of having my implants removed after several years of pain and suffering and surgery…I need a lawyer in Dallas that can take my case..My first surgery was in 2007..It’s sometimes hard to walk hard to see this has really been in struggle in my life….Thank God they are finally coming out

  22. April Reply

    I just explanted my 14.5 year old Mentor Texured Silicone implants on 11/13. I have suffered from BII symptoms for many years. I had also lost so much volume in my breast that two different plastic surgeons didn’t believe they were silicone but saline. I never received my information cards when I had implants put in. Was told they were lifetime devices. Because I never received the cards I called 3 different manufacturers and not one had my info on file. It took for me to remove them to find out. The disturbing part is that silicone implants were banned at the time I got mine unless you were placed in a study. I was not placed in a study. When I called mentor they said it was up to the Dr and that at that time the FDA did not require patient info. WTH?!

  23. Rhonda Reply

    I had mentor memory gel high profile implants put in 02/15. Since I’ve had 4 revisions from capsular problems. I’ve also had extreme exhaustion, stomach issues, arthritis to the point of lost use of my middle finger on left hand, gout, migraines not to mention I felt like I’ve been in a fog for years. 4 weeks ago I experienced extreme pain in right breast into back rib and lung has lasted 3 full weeks no relief. I decided to take implants out at least it would be a start to finding what’s wrong. Well here I am 6 days post op and I feel like a new person did I mention as of yesterday I have full use of that finger again. My pain is completely gone and my energy is returning with each passing day. So no question all my health issue were caused by the implants. Someone help us women with this. Yes we ask and paid to get these implants but the FDA told us they were safe. When in truth these things are poisonous!!!! Anyone know an attorney in Kentucky that has experience with this

  24. Sadie Reply

    BRAD JACOBS PLASTIC SURGEON, NY IS IN JAIL FOR ILLEGALLY PLACING IMPLANTS IN WOMEN, FRAUD, DRUGS, ETC AND PRACTICING WITHOUT A LICENSE. HE WAS AN AMBASSADOR FOR MENTOR! !My Mentor Silicone Implants were placed in my body in 1999. I fly into NYC to have a lift and reduction with a famous plastic surgeon. I woke up with bigger breasts. He told me it was just swelling. I was so sick and in so much pain I had to hire a private nurse for 2 weeks before I could even take a taxi the few blocks to his practice. He again told me again the swelling would go down and VS sized their bras smaller to make women believe they have larger breasts.He told me not to worry he gave me the same beautiful breasts he gave his wife. I went from a size C DDD. My husband & I flew back to see him only to find out that he had placed silicone implants in me! THEY WERE BANNED AT THE TIME!!! We told him that I wanted them out and to fix my breasts. He refused and told me it couldn’t be done. I was young, naive and believed him. It ruined my marriage as my husband was disgusted with my large breasts and they affected my golf game which is why they were being reduced in the first place. I was supposed to have perky, little Meg Ryan breasts. He refused to let me go to our country club any longer as I was an embarrassment to him. I looked like a stripper. His parents refused to see me. He told the judge in our divorce case that I blew $20,000 to get stripper tits and fulfill my fantasy. I started to get very sick often with strange illnesses along with fatigue, memory fog, depression, chronic joint pain, migraines and bronchitis. Never once did any doctor ever mention that it could be caused by my implants. I had to drop out of med school. After 6 years of fighting he ended up with over 2 Billion in assets while I gave up everything excluding my personal belongings to keep our children. He brainwashed them into thinking that I was a stripper. I had my bachelors, student loans and was as a manager at a large corporation. After the 2 year limit passed he filed for full custody of the kids. Another 2 years fighting in court all the while I was getting sicker. I broke my foot and it just would not heal. After a year off work my FMLA was used up and I was terminated. The court awarded him custody of the kids stating that I was incapable of caring for them after my ex subpoena my massive medical file. Not only my children and my life ripped from me, but my uterus too. I had to have a hysterectomy after 8 months of menses, 3x a week iron/saline infusions at the cancer center and going into menopause at age 38! I’ve had at least a dozen scopes, was on every PPI and 2 gastric operations. My hair has been falling out for years. The depression that descended upon me has become a major depressive disorder, along with severe anxiety. I have massive panic attacks and can barely go out in public. I’ve been in counseling for years. I had been an extreme athlete until was running one day and my hip gave out. It’s been 3 more years of gradual demise as the pain traveled to my Ilio band, glute, thigh and foot. Chronic inflammation and started up my spine. I’ve had so many steroid injections I have adipose tissue and pain that never goes away. My last MRI showed a diminishing spine from C6-L5. I was bedridden so long my right leg atrophied and I had to have custom orthopedics made by a prosthetic dr. He kept analyzing me and said “something just doesn’t seem right.I’ve never seen anything like this.” Those words kept echoing in my head.I had already been researching my illnesses , I had 27 specialists and still no one could determine my illness. My vision and hearing are going and I’m terrified. I was in a small fender bender a few months ago (I was not driving) and the ER ran a barrage of reports. When I looked at it I found my thyroid had enlarged and masses swirling my left lung. My thyroid had been tested countless times over the years and I had it re-tested and scanned and still nothing until my new ortho ordered a MRI noticed the thyroid right away and sent me to an endocrinologist. I had nuclear testing today. The ER report also showed that my left breast implant had an undetermined time rupture. I went to a new mammogram center having an ultrasound,breast MRI and a mammogram and they found my left breast implant was indeed ruptured. The pieces finally all fit together. I had no idea which company to call. I called Allergan and Mentor who both claimed they had no record of me. I did my research and called the FDA which is how I found out that my implants had been banned at that time so I had to be part of a study. With a long fight I finally, just yesterday got Mentor to give up the information. Then I looked up the plastic surgeon that did this to me. THE PLASTIC SURGEON BRAD JACOBS WHO WAS AN AMBASSADOR FOR MENTOR IS IN JAIL FOR ILLEGALLY PUTTING IMPLANTS IN!! I WAS IN A STUDY. THERE ARE NO SERIAL NUMBERS ON MY IMPLANTS BUT I DID FIND THE CONTENT OF WHAT WAS IN THEM AND AM SHOCKED AND OUTRAGED!! This man and Mentor destroyed my life and I’m going after them guns blazing ladies!!

  25. Rebecca Reply

    I had mentor memory gel high profile 550 cc put in after mastectomy in 2015 soon after had all the symptoms of BII and more. I have PET scans thyroid liver kidney a very rare Progressive neuromuscular condition w antibodies present hair loss extreme weight loss had to get hysterectomy. Was prescribed IVIG got meningitis as a complication blurry vision a host of neurological conditions auto immune esophagus disease breathing issues pain pain pain infection a little after a year which infectious disease is stayed with me a week in the hospital and a new memory mentor gel was placed in the breast was red bleeding inflamed. On SSDI since 2017 bed ridden w zero energy.

  26. Natalie Ross Reply

    Mentor memory gel 425 cc May 2018 very ill for the year I had them, removed June 2019.

    They should not be legal.

  27. Brittany Reply

    I have mentor memory gel textured high profile implants. I have had them since July of 2015 and just this past year has been hell. I have had so many weird autoimmune type symptoms. Fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, fainting, low blood sugar, low blood pressure, muscle and joint pain, pelvic congestive disorder (now need a hysterectomy), breast pain and lumps, night sweats, hair loss, irritability, depression and anxiety. I have had TONS of blood work done but everything supposedly comes back normal. I’ve also had to have Echo tests, stress tests, etc performed. When I spoke with my plastic surgeon last summer, he made the comment that he didn’t really do textured implants anymore but didn’t tell me why. I am 100% convinced my implants are making me sick. When I have a really bad attack, I am literally out of commission for a solid week to 3 weeks. It has been absolutely miserable and I am just so tired of feeling sick all of the time.

  28. Susan Reply

    I have mentor gel implant. I have had them since October 2019. For the past year or so I have been suffering with many autoimmune type symptoms. I have blurred vision, a tumor on my right eye, hair loss, joint and neck pain. I have been having tremendous issues with acid reflux and other digestive issues. Also having vaginal pre cancer issues that I never had before. I have night sweats, trouble sleeping and just feel like I am so sick all the time.

  29. Tina Reply

    I had Mentor memory gel implants for reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy 2017. They have ruined my life. I hurt all the time with all over joint pain, I’m constantly tired, dry skin, brittle nails, I’ve lost so much of my hair, have horrible brain fog, loss of memory, I’ve had a mini stroke from high blood pressure, have no desire to do anything but sleep..I could go on and on.
    It’s like I’m a whole different person from the outgoing and athletic person I used to be before implants.
    We’ve all been lied to by all the companies and Doctors that make and support them. The main thing that keeps me going is the WAR I’m limping along with to fight them and get reimbursed for my troubles.

  30. Meredith Reply

    I got my first panic attack a few months after my first augmentation in 2012. I have had 3 more augmentations since then due to complications with mentor gel smooth and double bubble. I’ve been in and out of psych wards as well as on and off bipolar meds (not bipolar) due to anxiety and depression. My most recent augmentation was in May 2016 with Mentor MemoryGel Siltex implants. Since then my physical health has gone downhill rapidly. I am almost 32 and unemployed due to extreme fatigue and joint pain. I live with my parents now and had a romantic relationship that was destroyed by these symptoms. I suffer from many symptoms of BII and for awhile thought it was Lyme disease however now starting to see the light. I have Panic attacks, idiopathic cranial hypertension, brain fog, fatigue, viral infections, weight gain, migraines, severe arthritis in feet, unexplained ankle rashes… the list goes on. I am in Washington DC and need help filing a lawsuit. I am getting the implants explanted this month. Mentor and Allergan should be facing criminal charges!!!

  31. N Reply

    December 19, 2018 Breast Revision/Augmentation/Lift
    750cc Mentor Memory Gel Breast Implant, Smooth Round High Profile [REF]350-7504BC [SN]7619207-033 & -032.

    I am very healthy, physically, mentally, emotionally, typically.

    Never in my life had I experienced, panic, anxiety, sleeping difficulties, weight gain that I couldn’t combat i.e, post-pregnancy, headaches, chest pain, brain fog, grogginess, fatigue, sadness, anxiety i.e heart rate increase while sitting, standing without any strenuous activity, a delay in wounds healing i.e (a scratch that takes a month?) limited mobility, irritable and frustrated.
    Overall, a total change to my entire PERSON!

    I have an appointment 4/13/2020 a little over a year later. I have wanted them out since the very first couple of months, but I thought, perhaps I was overreacting.

    Turns out, I am NOT. This IS A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE.

    It needs to be addressed and publicized at every level.

    First and foremost the FDA needs to take responsibility. Under reporting the severe dangers and serious side effects of these implants is grossly negligent and should be punishable by law.

    Someone has to be held accountable for ruining the lives of so many beautiful people.

    Mentor- Make Life More Beautiful..Who are we referring to here?

    I think what you mean by that is; Your financial gain because of under reported dangers and risks to having the Mentor Gel Implants installed in our bodies.

    Well NOT any longer! With enough of us who have been victimized by your DANGEROUS, life altering product, we will unite and bring you down!!

    These implants are coming out ASAP!

  32. Lisa Reply

    Mentor Smooth High Profile put in aug 2014, I believe I have a rupture, or capsule. waiting for COVID19 to clear so I can schedule explant surgery. Have experienced brain fog, extreme fatigue, headaches, weight gain, insomnia, joint issues, hair loss, GERD, etc. hope to feel better soon!

  33. Ivana Reply

    My journey with Mentor Memory Gel Silicon Gel-Filled Breast implants started in August 2007, as this product was relatively new and highly recommend by my surgeon.
    During my surgery small cysts were found and removed from one of my breasts. They were benign and never discovered by a mammogram.
    Circa one and half years later, early 2010, I have noticed minor shape changes in one of the breast implants. I presumed the implant would be defective or leaking. I mentioned it in my annual surveys and to my surgeon who recommend MRI as I was a part of 10 years research study as well.
    Very expensive MRI, I had about 5 years ago, did not reveal any specific leakage of my already slightly deflating implant and it was explained there is nothing wrong with the implant.
    I knew that can’t be true. The implant continued deflating and still is. Mentor nor my surgeon would consider a replacement.
    I experience a lot of similar symptoms described by all the women above, especially terrible fatigue attacks, declined vision, joint and muscle aches, brain fog, sometimes even nausea but the origin of it was puzzling.
    I believed all my symptoms were part of an aging process, lack of nutrition or wrong supplementation. Medical exams didn’t reveal any health issues.
    I hope this helps to improve the product.

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