Allergan Biocell Breast Implants Linked to Lymphoma
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) studies have found a link between textured breast implants and the occurrence of a rare type of lymphoma: anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). As this type of lymphoma is linked to breast implants, the FDA calls it breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or “BIA-ALCL.”
At the request of the FDA, Allergan, the maker of Biocell textured breast implants has announced a global recall of these breast implants linked to ALCL. If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma and had breast implantation surgery in the past, it is crucial that you understand your medical and legal options.
Most of the women who were diagnosed with BIA-ALCL were diagnosed because fluid had collected around a breast implant (called a seroma) years after the implant was placed. In some cases, testing the seroma fluid led to the diagnosis. In other cases, BIA-ALCL was diagnosed after a mass was found in the breast or because the tissue capsule tightened (called capsular contracture) and caused discomfort or cosmetic problems.
Legal Options for Women Diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), Who Previously Had Breast Implantation Surgery
If you are suffering from BIA-ALCL, you may have a strong legal case against the manufacturer of your implants or the physician who performed the surgery. Generally, BIA-ALCL lawsuits make claims for some combination of the following:
Defective design and/or manufacturing
Failure to warn
These lawsuits typically seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL, it is imperative that you speak with a qualified attorney who will protect your rights.
If you or a loved one has breast implants and were later diagnosed with BIA-ALCL, it is important to understand your legal rights. The experienced attorneys at the Robichaux Law Firm can help. We are currently accepting cases for women with textured breast implants, even if you have not been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL.
Contact us today for more information.
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Contact our law firm to find out your rights as the victim of BIA-ALCL. The Robichaux Law Firm, LLC has over 40 years of experience helping victims receive financial compensation.
Our firm does not charge a fee for initial consultations. We work on a contingency fee, and there is no charge to our clients if we are unable to recover money for you.