Bloomberg Law
Jan. 19, 2023, 4:23 PM

J&J, Mentor Denied Early Exit From Breast Implant-Cancer Suit

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

Johnson & Johnson and affiliated companies must keep facing most claims in a Connecticut woman’s suit alleging she developed a rare cancer caused by Mentor breast implants.

Lory D’Addario underwent reconstructive surgery with Mentor’s MemoryShape textured breast implants in 2015, after a breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy.

D’Addario asserted claims under the Connecticut Products Liability Act for manufacturing defect, implied warranties, failure to warn, and negligent misrepresentation.

She raised viable, non-preempted manufacturing defect claims, the US District Court for the District of New Jersey said Wednesday in an unpublished opinion.

She alleged the companies failed to sterilize the implants as ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.