STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor

Ga. Woman Says Mentor Breast Implants Caused Her Bio-Toxin Disease in New Lawsuit

ROME, Ga. — A Georgia woman alleges in a new federal lawsuit that defective, leaking Mentor saline breast implants caused her to develop bio-toxin disease and a mold infection.

The complaint, filed May 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia accuses Mentor Corp., Mentor Worldwide LLC and Johnson & Johnson knew the implants were prone to leaking, yet failed to warn plaintiff, her doctor and the general public of their risks.

In 2003, Melissa Shirley underwent implantation of Mentor saline breast implants, catalog number 350-1680. She alleges the defective nature of the implants caused her ...

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