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Discovery in Mentor Breast Implant Case Stayed Pending Dismissal Motion

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — In an attempt to avoid “unnecessary expense,” a Kansas federal magistrate judge has stayed discovery in a silicone breast implant case pending resolution of Mentor Worldwide LLC’s motion to dismiss on preemption grounds.

In a June 26 order, Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas recognized “the expense and complexity that discovery in this case could involve.”

Amber Brooks and Jamie Gale sued Mentor Worldwide LLC, alleging their MemoryGel breast implants leaked silicone into their bodies. Both women underwent explantation of the implants and say the silicone caused them to ...

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