Allergan Breast Implant Cancer Claims in Houston, TX
Diagnosed with Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma? Webster Vicknair MacLeod Can Help.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has attributed 481 cases of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and 12 deaths to Allergan breast implants. As a result of its analysis, the FDA asked Allergan to recall its BIOCELL textured breast implants, removing them from the global market.
Although the FDA and Allergan’s actions may help people avoid BIA-ALCL in the future, it does little for the people who already received defective Allergan implants and cancer diagnoses.
At Webster Vicknair MacLeod, we are fighting for those people – people like you. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma after receiving Allergan breast implants, we can help.
Call us at (713) 396-5197 to start working on your Allergan breast implant cancer claim today.
Are My Implants Affected by the FDA Recall?
The FDA recall only applies to Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants. The company’s smooth implants are not affected.
The following products and styles are of textured implants are affected by the FDA recall:
- Allergan Natrelle Saline-Filled Breast Implants – Styles 163, 168, 363, and 468
- Allergan Natrelle Silicone-Filled Textured Breast Implants – Styles 110, 115, 120, TRL, TRLP, TRM, TRF, TRX, TCL, TCLP, TCM, TCF, TCX, TSL, TSLP, TSM, TSF, and TSX
- Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone Filled Breast Implants – Styles 410FM, 410FF, 410MM, 410MF, 410FL, 410ML, 410LL, 410LM, 410LF, 410FX, 410MX, and 410 LX
- Natrelle 133 Plus Tissue Expander (K143354)
- Natrelle 133 Tissue Expander with Suture Tabs (K102806)
If you have received any of the implants above and been diagnosed with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, please call our Allergan breast implant cancer claims attorneystoday.
How Do Allergan Implants Cause Cancer?
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a cancer of the immune system – not breast cancer. It develops in the scar tissue and fluid near Allergan implants and causes swelling and pain.
BIA-ALCL can occur long after the surgical incision has healed, and the textured surface of Allergan implants can increase the risk of the disease.
More than a dozen women who have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL after receiving Allergan implants have filed suit against the company, alleging the defective implants caused their cancer – and that Allergan failed to adequately warn them of the risk.
What Should I Do If I Have Allergan Implants?
If you have Allergan implants, keep an eye out for the symptoms of BIA-ALCL, which include persistent swelling and pain around the breast implant and lumps in the breast.
The FDA is not recommending the removal of the implants unless you have symptoms, but you should talk to your health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
If you develop symptoms or are diagnosed with BIA-ALCL, seek treatment right away. You may need surgery to remove the implant and diseased tissue, as well as radiation and chemotherapy if your cancer has spread.
Keep in mind that treatment for BIA-ALCL is expensive, and if Allergan implants are responsible for your cancer, you should not have to face these medical expenses alone.
You may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, missed wages, and other losses.
Call Webster Vicknair MacLeodToday
At Webster Vicknair MacLeod, we do not let negligent manufacturers like Allergan get away with selling defective products and harming our clients. We have recovered millions of dollars in similar products liability cases, and we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Our legal team has more than 120 years of collective experience, and we offer personalized service in Houston, across Texas, and nationwide.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer or lost their life due to Allergan implants, do not hesitate to call us at (713) 396-5197 and schedule a free consultation. If you prefer, you can also send us a message online and tell us a little bit about your case.