Cancer Claims Being Filed Due to Allergan BIOCELL® Breast Implants

Cancer claims are being filed due to the Allergan recall of BIOCELL® tissue expanders and breast implants, which have been associated with a rare cancer, anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). These products have been linked to the development of ALCL, which is an uncommon type of cancer that can develop in the capsule around the implant. The Food and Drug Administration banned the tissue expanders and implants and recalled them worldwide. 

Despite the evidence that these tissue expanders and breast implants can cause cancer, they did not recommend that patients have them removed or keep them. Allergan used this statement to say they would not pay for the surgical fees to remove them. Allergan recommends that patients who have had or currently have these products implanted see a physician if they experience any signs or symptoms such as swelling, pain, lumps or changes in the shape of their breasts.

Recall is Widespread

The recall includes all sizes and shapes for both smooth and textured surface breast implants manufactured by Allergan before July 24, 2019, which have resulted in cancer claims being filed against the company. Patients are urged to contact their plastic surgeon and obtain the product serial number from their breast implants in order to determine whether their implant is part of the recall.

How a Lawyer Can Help Someone Injured by the Implant Recover Compensation

If you have suffered personal injury as a result of having an textured breast implant made by Allergan, you may be entitled to financial compensation if you developed cancer because of these defective medical devices. A product liability lawyer can help people who were injured explore their legal options and guide them through the process of filing cancer claims. They can review medical records and evaluate any potential damages that those injured may be eligible to receive under product liability laws. 

Our experienced attorneys will also ensure that all relevant deadlines are met when filing a lawsuit or pursuing settlement negotiations with the manufacturer or other entities involved in the case. Additionally, they will fight for maximum compensation on your behalf so that you can focus on recovering from any physical and emotional injuries sustained due to the defective product.

It is important to act quickly if you believe you may be entitled to compensation for injuries related to a textured breast implant by Allergan. Contact a qualified product liability lawyer today who can provide knowledgeable legal counsel and help you seek justice.

Olinde Law Firm: Product Liability Lawyers

Call the Olinde Law Firm at (504) 587-1440 or (800) 587-1889, or contact us online today for a free consultation regarding your potential case. Our experienced attorneys will work diligently on your behalf as we fight for the best outcome possible in any litigation or settlement negotiations that may arise in your case.

Our product liability litigation attorneys provide free consultations. We understand the unique physical, emotional and financial impact of being affected by a recalled product and are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve.