Allergan Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

Do You Have Allergan Implants? The FDA Has Linked Biocell Textured Breast Implants to Cancer.

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Have You Developed Symptoms as a Result of Allergan Breast Implants? We are here to assist you.

Allergan issued a voluntary recall of its BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders on June 24, 2019, pursuant to a request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The product(s) in question, textured breast implants made by Allergan, are being recalled from the U.S. market due to higher incidences of cancer and death associated with the devises. The FDA issued the request in an effort to protect women after receiving new Medical Device Reports showing an increase in breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (known as BIA-ALCL).

The general risk of developing BIA-ALCL as a result of breast implants is estimated to be 1 case per 3,817 to 30,000 patients. However, the FDA has found the risk with the Allergan Natrelle BIOCELL textured implants to be approximately 6 times higher than the risk from other manufacturer’s, meaning a range of 1 in every 636 to 5000 patients could suffer from the rare immune system cancer.

Furthermore, Allergan … is now moving forward with a worldwide recall of their BIOCELL textured breast implant products, including:

  • Natrelle Saline-Filled breast implants
  • Natrelle Silicone-Filled breast implants
  • Natrelle Inspira Silicone-Filled breast implants
  • Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled breast implants

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If you or a loved one meet the following criteria, you may be entitled to recover compensation:

Should I Contact a Lawyer?

If you or a loved one have developed symptoms or contracted cancer due to Allergan implants, please contact Taylor Martino immediately to discuss your case. You may be entitled to significant compensation for any injuries incurred as a result of their negligence.

WHAT ARE THE FACTS?

According to the FDA report, those who have Allergan Biocell textured breast implants are at an increasingly high risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

In its investigation, the FDA identified 573 cases of BIA-ALCL and 33 deaths worldwide. Of those cases, 481 have been directly linked to Allergan implants– a rate six times higher than that of other textured implants sold in the country.

What is BIA-ALCL?

BIA-ALCL is a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a cancer of the immune system. Lymphoma cells develop in the scar tissue and any fluids surrounding the breast implant, and it may take up to 10 years for symptoms to appear. Patients are instructed to monitor the area around the breasts for changes and talk to a health care provider immediately if any of the following symptoms appear which include:

  • Pain and tenderness near breast implant sites
  • Swelling near breast implants
  • Unexplained skin irritation
  • Sudden fatigue & loss of energy
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If you experience any of these symptoms, contact a medical professional immediately to schedule an evaluation.
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What Should I Do If I Have Allergan Breast Implants?

The Allergan Natrelle BIOCELL textured implants represent approximately 5% of breast implants sold in the United States. When it comes to your health, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you are unsure of the breast implants you received, we suggest reviewing your records for a patient device card or requesting a copy of your operative notes from the surgeon or facility where your procedure was performed.  If you currently have the aforementioned Allergan Biocell implants, surgery to remove them is currently not required, but a follow-up with a medical professional is highly advised to ensure you are safe.

Allergan May Be Liable for Your Injuries

The safety risks associated with textured breast implants were under investigation dating as far back as 2017 – yet Allergan refused to voluntarily recall their Biocell implants until they were required to by law. Additionally, Allergan continued to sell their textured implants even though they were recalled in Canada two months ago and in Europe 7 months ago.

We believe that Allergan displayed gross negligence by continuing to sell their products despite knowing the risks associated with them. Therefore, they deserve to be held fully liable for any damages and injuries that resulted from the use of their products. If you have Allergan Biocell textured breast implants and have developed BIA-ALCL, contact us immediately to discuss your case. We want to help you receive the compensation that you deserve, and hold Allergan accountable for their negligent actions.

Do You Meet The Criteria?

According to the FDA report, those who have Allergan Biocell textured breast implants are at an increasingly high risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

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While qualifications are important, Taylor Martino is proud that we can provide the resources and full- service representation that larger firms may offer, while providing each client with more personal representation. If you or a loved one suffered medical issues which may have been caused by Allergan breast implants, have been diagnosed with cancer or had a doctor suggest breast implant removal because of a predisposition of cancer, contact our defective medical device lawyers immediately for a free case evaluation.

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