Allergan Breast Implant Cancer Claims in Houston, TX
Diagnosed with Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma?
The Webster Law Firm Can Help.
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 The Webster Law Firm, 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 The Webster Law Firm Today
At The Webster Law Firm, 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 lifedue 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 onlineand tell us a little bit about your case.