The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has requested that Allergan issue a recall of its textured breast implants after these specific implants were found to be increase women’s risk of a rare cancer called BIA-ALCL. Our personal injury lawyers are investigating Allergan on behalf of those who have experienced health problems related to these implants.
Allergan Breast Implant Recall: FDA pulls implants, due to 600% increase in lymphoma risk
The FDA has discovered that out of the 573 unique cases of BIA-ALCL globally, 481 of these cases were attributed to Allergan implants. Additionally, out of the 33 patient deaths due to BIA-ALCL, 12 of these patients are known to have had Allergan breast impants at the time of their cancer diagnosis.
FDA Principle Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy stated
Although the overall incidence of BIA-ALCL appears to be relatively low, once the evidence indicated that a specific manufacturer’s product appeared to be directly linked to significant patient harm, including death, the FDA took action to alert the firm to new evidence indicating a recall is warranted to protect women’s health.
Following the release of this information, the FDA has concluded that women with Allergan BIOCELL textured implants are approximately six times more likely to be diagnosed with BIA-ALCL than women with textured implants from other manufactures in the U.S. According to CNN, one FDA director estimates that hundreds of thousands of women currently have these Allergan implants.
If you have Allergan textured implants, speak with an experienced attorney today. You may be eligible for recovery.
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