Allergan textured breast implants have been recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products have been found to cause cancer in some women, and they are no longer being sold. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our nationally-recognized firm has a long history of protecting those injured due to defective products. We are currently taking cases of women in Florida and throughout the US who have been harmed due to Allergan breast implants. Call us today so we can get started on securing the compensation you need to get through this.
What we know about Allergan breast implants
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall for textured breast implants manufactured by Allergan. In their recall notice, the FDA said:
“To protect individuals from the increased risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), associated with Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Allergan recall its BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders. Allergan agreed and is removing these products from the global market.”
The FDA did not take this step lightly and only did so after concluding that the evidence that Allergan textured implants caused cancer was overwhelming. According to FDA data:
- There have been 573 unique BIA-ALCL cancer cases.
- 33 patients have died due to BIA-ALCL caused by textured implants
- Allergan implants were involved in a significant percentage of the cases
What is BIA-ALCL?
It is important to note that breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma is not breast cancer. This type of cancer is found in scar tissue and fluid near the implant. In some cases, BIA-ALCL can spread to a person’s entire body.
The FDA says that most cases of BIA-ALCL can be treated successfully with surgery to remove the implants and the scar tissue surrounding the implant. However, some patients require chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. This cancer is dangerous and can be fatal if left untreated.
Victims of BIA-ALCL caused by Allergan’s textured breast implants should not have to endure the pain and suffering caused by this product. Allergan manufactured a faulty medical implant, and they must be held accountable for any damages they have caused.
Let us help you secure the compensation you deserve
If you or someone you love has been harmed due to Allergan textured breast implants, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our award-winning firm has been helping clients harmed by defective products. We are ready to help you secure compensation for:
- Coverage of medical expenses related to cancer caused by the implants
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the Allergan, the maker of these implants
When you need a nationally recognized firm to help you through this, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7443. We are taking Allergan cases in Florida and throughout the United States.