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Allergan Breast Implant Lawsuit

Allergan Breast Implant Lawsuit

According to one study published in the National Library of Medicine, 8.08 per 1000 women in the United States have had some type of breast implant. That is roughly 1 million women. All women who receive breast implants expect the procedure and the implants to be safe. But this is not always the case. In July of 2019, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked Allergan to voluntarily recall their breast implants. Allergan complied with this request and has since pulled their breast implants from the market.

What the FDA discovered is that the Allergan breast implants are linked to a cancer risk. In particular, women who have received the breast implants are at a higher risk for developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). BIA-ALCL is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that affects the immune system. In all, Allergan Biocell® breast implants have been linked to 481 recorded cases of BIA-ALCL. It is important to seek legal advice from an experienced products liability attorney if you’ve had breast implants from Allergan. The breast implant attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are here to help in any way that they can. They can evaluate your case free of cost and let you know if you have a valid claim that can be pursued. You can reach them anytime at 800-529-9997.

What To Do If You Have Allergan BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants

If you have had Allergan breast implants, it is very important that you seek medical advice from your health-care provider. If left untreated, BIA-ALCL can be fatal. The following products are part of the recall: (1) Natrelle Saline-Filled breast implants (2) Natrelle Silicone-Filled breast implants (3) Natrelle Inspira Silicone-Filled breast implants (4) Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled breast implants. For a full list, please consult the FDA’s press release. The FDA has a number of recommendations for people who have Allergan BIOCELL Breast Implants.

  • Patients should know the symptoms of BIA-ALCL which can include pain and swelling near the breast implant. The area around the implant should also be monitored for changes.
  • If you experience any symptom or changes near the implant, talk to your health care provider. You may need further evaluation including a physical exam and imaging.
  • Patients with confirmed BIA-ALCL should undergo implant removal and removal of the surrounding scar tissue.
  • It is important to keep a good record of the device manufacturer, unique device identifier and implant model name.
  • Keep in mind that most cases of BIA-ALCL occur several years after the implant placement. Speak with your surgeon about your risk for developing BIA-ALCL.

Women thinking about breast implant surgery should consider many things. Breast implants are not lifetime devices. The longer any woman has implants, the more likely it will be that she will need them removed or replaced. Even if a patient has complications, this may not be covered by their insurance. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to seek legal advice if you are having issues with a breast implant. Companies like Allergan could potentially be held liable through a civil claim.

Liability For Cancers Related to Allergan BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants

All medical device companies have a legal responsibility to make products that are reasonably safe. They must also warn about the non-obvious dangers associated with the use of their products. Sadly, though, companies often know about the health risks associated with their products, but they fail to warn the public. A company may also fail to adequately research the long-term health effects of their products in order to save money. What follows below are some of the theories of liability in the lawsuits made against Allergan for their breast implants.

  • Plaintiff’s attorneys have argued that Allergan failed to warn consumers about the dangers of developing BIA-ALCL as required under state law.
  • Plaintiff’s attorneys have argued that Allergan is negligent per se by their violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”).
  • Plaintiff’s attorneys have argued that Allergan’s breast implants have a manufacturing defect that makes them unreasonably dangerous. In particular, the implants contain debris including silicone particles that are harmful. As such, Allergan also violated the
  • FDCA’s prohibition of marketing an adulterated device.
  • Plaintiff’s attorneys have argued that Allergan failed to conduct Post-PMA Clinical Studies about the long-term effects of their products.

It can be difficult to know where to begin if you discover you have received a recalled breast implant from Allergan. It’s important to remember that Allergan is not interested in helping people harmed by their products. They are going to do everything in their power to deny responsibility for all the harm done by their products. An attorney can take on your case free of cost and work to get you the outcome that you deserve. Our team of attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. work entirely off of a contingency fee basis. You don’t owe them anything unless they are able to successfully resolve your claim.

Getting Legal Help If You Have Allergan BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants

Patients that have developed BIA-ALCL after receiving Allergan breast implants are protected by a number of laws. They will be able to seek justice and compensation through a class action claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Cancer is one of the most difficult experiences that most people will ever have to deal with. It’s not only emotionally draining, but it can also drain people financially as well. Medical bills are one of the leading causes of bankruptcy in the United States.

glkThe personal injury attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. understand your situation and will leave no stone unturned to help you. They do absolutely everything in their power to win for their clients and get them the best outcome possible. That’s why so many people and families have trusted them when they needed help. In fact, they have recovered nearly $1 billion for their deserving clients over the years. Whether you just have legal questions or need help after getting Allergan breast implants we are here for you. You can contact us anytime at 800-529-9997.


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