Allergan Breast Implant Cancer Lawsuit
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When someone undergoes surgery, they expect the instruments, materials, and medical devices used in that surgery to be sterile, safely designed, and properly built. If a medical device is in any way defective, it could lead to extremely harmful, even deadly, reactions. Allergan breast implants were recently recalled for this precise reason—several recipients of the dangerous device reportedly contracted anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a type of cancer.
If you or someone you love developed cancer after receiving an Allergan textured breast implant, you may be eligible to seek legal action and compensation from the liable party. These implants can be extremely dangerous and may cause serious health issues. At 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we’re prepared to help you take action.
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Our team at 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP has successfully resolved more than 5,000 cases during our many years in practice. We’ve been recognized by prestigious organizations like Super Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, and The National Trial Lawyers for our legal achievements, and we’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. If you were harmed by an Allergan breast implant, our attorneys can build a case on your behalf to help you recover maximum compensation from the liable party.
We understand how troubling these types of situations can be, which is why we’re committed to providing each client with the one-on-one attention they deserve. However complex your case, we’re here to help.
Call (601) 265-6869 today to discuss your case with a Mississippi Allergan breast implant injury attorney.
What Makes Allergan Implants Dangerous?
Allergan implants first gained popularity because their new textured design
helped them stay in place more than other designs. However, as beneficial
as this design was for aesthetics, it soon became clear that it posed
a serious health risk for the user.
The FDA received several complaints from women who had received Allergan textured breast implants and claimed it caused them to develop certain cancers. Namely, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL.
Allergan Implants & Cancer
BIA-ALCL is a very rare cancer that often develops in the scar tissue near the implant, but, as with any cancer, it can spread throughout the body. Although it starts in the breast, it is not technically a form of breast cancer, but a strain of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
By September of 2018, the FDA had received 457 reports of BIA-ALCL associated with Allergan implants, though that number has undoubtedly climbed since. In a press release, the FDA said, “patients with breast implants have an increased risk of developing this disease within the scar capsule adjacent to the implant.”
As a result, the FDA recalled textured Allergan implants in the U.S. leading several women to take legal action against the company responsible for their health problems.
The following Allergan breast implants have been recalled or may be considered dangerous:
- Allergan Natrelle 133 Plus Tissue Expander
- Allergan Natrelle 133 Tissue Expander with Suture Tabs
- Allergan Natrelle Saline-Filled Textured Breast Implants
- Allergan Natrelle Silicone-Filled Textured Breast Implants
- Allergan Natrelle® 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone- Filled Textured Breast Implants
To learn more about the recalled implants, see the FDA’s Safety Communications.
Need Help? Contact Our Attorneys, Today.
If you or someone you love developed cancer after receiving a textured breast implant, your illness may be associated with the defective nature of the implant. Medical devices should be safe, they should not cause you to develop a life-altering illness, and if you were harmed by your implant, our attorneys want to help you hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. We can help you take legal action against Biocell, the manufacturer of Allergan breast implants, and seek maximum compensation on your behalf. Compensation may cover associated medical costs, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Ready to get started? Contact 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP to schedule a free consultation with our Mississippi-based Allergan breast implant injury attorneys.