Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have received Allergan Biocell textured breast implants and have suffered serious injury and death. Lawsuits against Allergan Biocell implant manufacturers claim that the implants are linked to the development of lymphoma known as breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).
Allergan is one of the largest manufacturers of breast implants in the world. Allergan Biocell Textured Breast Implants are sold under the brand names McGhan, Inamed, and Natarelle. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested a recall of Allergan Biocell implants due to the risk of serious disease. Hundreds of thousands of women have received Allergan Biocell implants despite the reported link to BIA-ALCL. There have not been any confirmed cases of BIA-ALCL in women who received smooth implants in surgery.
More than 100 cases have been consolidated in multicounty litigation in New Jersey state court and multidistrict litigation in New Jersey federal court alleging that Allergan concealed information that revealed a risk of cancer associated with its product.
The main risk of implantation with Allergan Biocell Textured Implants is developing BIA-ALCL. BIA-ALCL is a cancer of the immune system, not breast cancer. It is characterized by breast pain and swelling, or excess fluid or a mass near the implant. BIA-ALCL is generally found in the scar tissue and fluid collecting near the implant. BIA-ALCL is typically discovered around 9 years after implant placement.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Allergan Biocell Textured Breast Implant, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:
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In July 2019, the FDA requested that Allergan recall specific models of its Biocell textured breast implants based on Medical Device Reports that reported the occurrence of BIA-ALCL deaths associated with these devices. Allergen subsequently recalled its Biocell textured breast implants from the market. In May 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Allergan regarding its failure to finish post-market studies of the safety of its textured implants. Collection of data from patients was a condition of the FDA’s approval of the implant.