John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Feb. 23, 2011, 2:18pm
GALVESTON – Four Texas City women claim they suffered complications after getting breast implants, recent court documents say.
In lawsuits filed against Mentor Worldwide LLC, Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Inc., plaintiffs Shana McDearmon, Christie Briones, Brandy Perez and Tammie Floyd claim that they underwent implementations of two 375cc breast implants only to subsequently experience leakages.
The suits were filed Feb. 17 in Galveston County District Court.
According to the original petitions, each of the plaintiffs required surgery to remove the saline-filled implants, which were designed, manufactured and marketed by the defendants.
"The defendants were each negligent and grossly negligent in failing to conduct tests, research or establish procedures sufficient to establish the safety and integrity of the saline-filled breast implants," the suit says.
The women show that their ordeals inflicted physical pain and suffering and mental anguish upon them. They consequently seek unspecified monetary damages.
Attorney Alton C. Todd of Friendswood is representing the complainants.
Case Nos. 11-cv-0278-81