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Did Allergan Mislead The Public About Textured Breast Implants?
The lawsuits against Allergan continue to move forward with cases concerning their textured breast implants. As of this writing, Allergan has been hit with lawsuits from patients In Florida, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Patients have said that the company failed to warn the public about the health risks associated with the implants.
At Colson Hicks Eidson, our nationally recognized firm helps clients from Florida and throughout the United States recover compensation after they are injured due to a faulty product. When you need an Allergan breast implant cancer attorney, we are here to help.
These Products Should Have Never Been On The Market
Irish pharmaceutical giant Allergan has recalled more than 30 styles of its breast implants and tissue expanders within the last year. We have previously reported these recalls as they have occurred. At the heart of the issue is the fact that patients who have Allergan textured breast implants have an increased risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).
While this is a rare form of cancer, studies have indicated that 80% of known cases of BIA-ALCL have been attributed to Allergan implants, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A few weeks ago, it was reported that six more women have filed a lawsuit against Allergan. They claim that the company failed to warn the public about the health risks associated with their textured breast implants, despite strong evidence pointing to the development of this type of BIA-ALCL.
According to the lawsuit, Allergan “deliberately obstructed public knowledge by submitting a non-public annual status report to the FDA.” The lawsuit says that, in one report, Allergan claimed that there were no apparent adverse events associated with their implants.
Allergan has denied this latest round of allegations and said they have a strong record of compliance with FDA reporting procedures.
Women who have filed lawsuits against Allergan have claimed that they have either had their breast implants removed at significant personal expense or that they are planning to do so. They are also seeking pain and suffering and disfigurement damages from the company.
As more public knowledge begins to trickle out about the danger of these implants, lawsuits will continue to come forward. Victims should be able to secure compensation from major companies that mislead them and cause them harm.
We Are Ready To Work With You Through This
If you or somebody you love has used Allergan breast implants and subsequently became ill with cancer, speak to an attorney today. The award-winning team at Colson Hicks Eidson specializes in cases concerning defective products. We will investigate your claim and work to secure the following compensation on your behalf:
- Cost of your current and future medical bills
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Recovery of income lost if you are unable to work
- Possible punitive damages against Allergan