Textured Breast Implant Lawsuits in Chicago
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On July 24, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary nationwide recall of several types of textured breast implants because users may develop a rare form of cancer. As of July 6, there have been 573 cases worldwide of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BAI-ALCL) and 33 patient deaths. Nearly 500 cases—or 84 percent—were caused by textured breast implants from Allergan.
The following Allergan implant products are mentioned in the recall:
- Natrelle Silicone-Filled breast implants
- Natrelle Saline-Filled breast implants
- Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled breast implants
- Natrelle Inspira Silicone-Filled breast implants
- Natrelle 133 Plus Tissue Expander
- Natrelle 133 Tissue Expander with Suture Tabs
If you have been diagnosed with BAI-ALCL from Allergan textured breast implants, our Chicago breast implant attorney at McNabola & Associates, LLC can help you obtain the financial compensation necessary to cover medical treatment, surgery, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. With more than six decades of experience and over $40 million recovered on behalf of our clients, we have won 97 percent of the cases we take.
About Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
BIA-ALCL is a rare disease associated with breast implants. Common symptoms include pain in the breasts, lumps in the breast or armpit, and swelling.
In most cases, the cancer is found in the fluid and scar tissue near the implant. However, it can spread throughout the body, if not treated after symptoms appear.
Textured saline and silicone implants—used by both cosmetic and breast cancer reconstruction patients—has been the primary source of BIA-ALCL. On the other hand, there are no confirmed cases involving smooth implants.
BIA-ALCL can be treated with surgery to remove the implant and scar tissues. In some cases, treatment can include radiation or chemotherapy.
The FDA found that users with Allergan textured implants are six times more likely to acquire BIA-ALCL in comparison to other U.S. manufacturers. FDA-approved manufacturers include Mentor, Sientra, and Ideal.
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