Breast implants have become a standard procedure for tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of women per year in the United States. This is considered an aesthetic improvement, which increases women's self-confidence. It is a personal choice and is considered to be a minor surgical procedure. It requires elective surgery, and for the most part it is considered to be safe.
Allergan is a manufacturer of breast implants. They have a line of textured breast implants called Biocell, which have been linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In 2019 the FDA requested that Allergan recall their textured breast implants after their findings. This was based on Medical Device Reports showing evidence of worldwide cases of BIA-ALCL and BIA-ALCL-related deaths connected with the Allergan Biocell textured implants.
It is reported that women who have the Allergan Biocell textured breast implants have a 6 times higher chance of developing anaplastic large cell lymphoma, BIA-ALCL.
If you have Allergan Biocell breast implants – what should you do next?
In any instance with a medical device or medication, you should always follow the guidelines established by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA establishes these guidelines to provide the best results for all parties involved. Additionally, you should also consult a physician for your own personal health and well-being.
Counterintuitively, you should not have the breast implants removed by default. Only if you are experiencing symptoms should you have the breast implants removed. If you do have Allergan breast implants and are not experiencing symptoms, you should schedule regular visits where you are screen by your physician. The screenings should look for symptoms such as:
- Persistent pain
- Breast enlargement
- Breast hardening
- A lump in the breast or in the armpit area
- Fluid collection around the implant
Some patients may desire to have the implants removed out of caution, to prevent cancer from development. This is not recommended, for a few reasons. The first reason is that the chance for cancer development is very low. The other reason is that when BIA-ALCL is caught in its early stages, it is easily treatable.
Have you developed cancer after getting Allergan Biocell Breast Implants?
You may be entitled to compensation. If you have incurred any expenses from complcations and developing cancer after getting Allergan Biocell textured breast implants, you can recover any losses you may have incurred.
Recoverable Losses in a Allergan Lawsuit
Every case is different. However, typical losses that can be recovered from defective medical products are:
- Medical Care Coverage
- Inpatient care
- Follow-up care
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Other treatment-related expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
You shouldn't have to suffer after getting Allergan Breast Implants
You trusted your physician to use products that were safe and effective in solving your medical problem. You also trusted the manufacturer of Biocell textured breast implants to create products that are safe for people to use.
Let Us Review Your Case for Free
If you developed cancer after getting Allergan breast implants, the team from The Law Offices of Betz and Baril can take legal action on your behalf. We pursue compensation for you, building a strong case on your behalf.
We handle all Allergan cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won't owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you.
Call us today at 888-333-1599 for your free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.