Allergan is a manufacturer that mainly focuses on providing products for medical aesthetics, eye care, the nervous system, and gastroenterology. However, more recently Allergan has been in the spotlight regarding a defect with their Biocell® textured breast implants and tissue expanders. This issue has linked the implants to a form of cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).
What Is an Allergan Natrelle Biocell® Implant?
The Allergan Natrelle Biocell® implants were a textured implant and tissue expander series designed for women’s breast enhancement. The textured pores of the implant were designed to aid “tissue in-growth”. This reduces the likelihood of implant migration or rotation.
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Has There been a Recall on the Allergan Implants?
Yes. The FDA requested Allergan recall the Biocell® textured breast implants and in July of 2019 an official recall was announced. The FDA advises women with BIA-ALCL to have their implants removed.
What Is BIA-ALCL?
BIA-ALCL stands for Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. This for of cancer is not actually breast cancer, but instead a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a cancer of the immune system.
In most diagnosis, BIA-ALCL will be located in the scar tissue and fluid surrounding the breast implant, however, it also spread throughout the body. Symptoms of BIA-ALCL include:
- Breast hardening
- Breast swelling
- Lumps in breast or armpit
- Pain in the affected area
- Redness/Skin Rash
- Weight loss
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of BIA-ALCL, contact your physician immediately. You may need to have your implants removed and begin medical treatment.
New Orleans Allergan Breast Implant Lawsuits
Some surgeons are recommending and offering the removal of Allergan textured breast implants. Many affected women have already had them removed due to the risks involved. If you have any questions about the removal of your breast implants, you should consult your physician.
The Morris Bart law firm is currently representing victims of Allergan breast implants in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. If you have any questions about your legal options, call us now for your free legal consultation.
What Allergan Implant Products Are Affected?
A large range of Allergan breast implant and expander models and styles have been affected. This includes:
- Allergan Natrelle Saline-Filled Breast Implants
- Allergan Natrelle Silicone-Filled Textured Breast Implants
- Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone Filled Breast Implants
- Allergan Tissue Expanders with Biocell® Texturing
For more information about specific styles and models affected, call (504) 613-4771 to speak to a Morris Bart Allergan breast implant lawsuit attorney. Our experience team members can help you identify if you may be eligible and help you understand what legal options are available to are.
Have You Been Implanted with Allergan Breast Implants?
Allergan breast implant patients who have experienced any of the BIA-ALCL symptoms are advised to contact their physicians as soon as possible. In addition, you may be eligible to seek damages and compensation. If you think you may qualify, contact the experienced attorneys at the Morris Bart law firm for a no-cost case review.
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