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What The Recent Allergan Breast Implant Recall Means For You And Your Family?
Plastic Surgery is a personal journey people choose to take because they want to attain a better version of themselves. Like any surgery, it has its risks, such as adverse reactions or, usually uncommon, death. Most people don’t realize that if your plastic surgery requires some implant, the danger may lie in that implant. Our nationally recognized Product Liability Attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson are here to protect you from any damage caused by a product that is under your skin.
Allergan Breast Implant and Tissue Expander Recall is Voluntary
Beauty standards throughout history have changed vastly for women, especially in the states. Over time, society and women have embraced their bodies and encouraged women to love themselves. Plastic surgery was once stigmatized, but the age of self-love has given plastic surgery a new perspective. Today, plastic surgery is considered a form of self-love as patients choose less barbie-looking changes and request “smaller,” more natural-looking changes.
When it comes to breast implants, surgeons see a decrease in big boob jobs in exchange for more natural-looking enhancements. Regardless if a person is choosing to go to the max or increase a cup size, the implants you and your doctor choose are considered products. The FDA regulates any product on the market, and it must meet certain safety levels. However, the producers and the FDA cannot predict the future. Products can alter in ways unthinkable, but the producers are still responsible for their products.
In this situation, the FDA requested Allergan to voluntarily recall their textured breast implant and tissue expander product. The FDA cited that the reason for the recall was due to “newly submitted Medical Device Reports (MDRs) reporting worldwide cases of BIA-ALCL and BIA-ALCL-related deaths associated with these devices.” If you are unsure if you have that kind of implant, the FDA suggests reaching out to Allergen Aesthetics to see if the company has your information. FDA also suggests reaching out to your surgeon or hospital to determine if they have records of your implant information.
What to do if You are an Allergan Breast Implant or Tissue Expander Consumer?
Our nationally recognized product liability attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson are a celebrated and critically acclaimed law firm is known for getting the result their clients need and deserve. When up against big companies like Allergan, it is important to acquire an Allergan attorney who knows how to play with the big guys. Here is a list of damages we get for our clients:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Coverage of medical expenses, both emergency and ongoing
- Loss of income if you are unable to work
- Possible punitive damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages