Allergan Breast Implants
Did you receive Allergan breast implants only to experience severe side effects later on? You’re not the only one. In fact, many women have filed lawsuits against Allergan for harm they’ve experienced related to the implants.
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. is accepting product liability cases related to Allergan breast implants. Our New York product liability lawyers have over 40 years of combined legal experience handling defective product cases.
If you have questions about a lawsuit involving Allergan breast implants, contact our law firm for a free consultation with one of our New York Allergan breast implants lawyers, call us at (212) 514-5007.
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How Can Our New York Product Liability Lawyers Help Your Claim?
Cases involving defective products require a certain level of skill and legal knowledge. Because the cases are complex and require extensive investigation, a law firm also needs significant resources to manage the case properly.
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. has the resources necessary to pursue complicated product liability cases against large manufacturers. Our New York personal injury attorneys have gained extensive legal knowledge, skills, and experience handling cases involving defective medical devices.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Consult with medical and industry experts as we gather evidence and information
- Research the history of the medical device, including federal reports, studies, and medical research
- Identify the parties responsible for the defective product
- File claims and lawsuits to protect your right to compensation
- Document your injuries and damages to calculate the value of your case and support your allegations of harm
- Negotiate for full compensation of all damages
- Pursue the matter in court if the at-fault parties refuse to pay a reasonable amount to settle your claim
You could be entitled to significant compensation for an Allergan breast implants injury claim. Call our office today to request a free case review with one of our personal injury attorneys in New York, NY.
What Are Allergan Textured Breast Implants?
Allergan, Inc.’s breast implants include silicone-filled breast implants and saline implants. Many women undergoing breast implant surgery chose textured breast implants. The manufacturer claims the textured implants stay in place because the texture allows tissue to grow into the surface of the implanted device.
The company also manufactures Natrelle 133 tissue expanders and Natrelle 133 plus tissue expanders used in reconstruction surgery.
On June 24, 2019, the FDA published a News Release stating it had requested Allergan issue a recall of specific modes of its textured breast implants. Allergan notified the FDA that it would issue an international recall of specific types of Natrelle saline and silicone breast implants and tissue expanders.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication that was updated on June 1, 2020. The communication referred to reports of BIA-ALCL and BIA-ALCL-related deaths associated with BIOCELL textured breast implants. BIA-ALCL is an abbreviation for breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
The FDA noted 573 reports throughout the world of BIA-ALCL cases, including 481 cases involving Allergan breast implants. In 12 cases involving patient death, the patients had Allergan breast implants at the time of their BIA-ALCL diagnosis. The FDA warned that the risk of BIA-ALCL was six times higher with Allergan breast implants compared to textured implants from other manufacturers.
What Are the Symptoms of BIA-ALCL?
According to the FDA, BIA-ALCL is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. It is not breast cancer. The cancer is found in scar tissue and fluid buildup near the implant, but it can spread throughout the body in some cases.
Symptoms and warning signs of BIA-ALCL include:
- Skin irritation
- Pain near the breast implants
- Swelling near the breast implants
- Presence of a mass or capsular contracture near the breast implants
It could take years for the symptoms of BIA-ALCL to manifest. The surgery to remove the tissues impacted by BIA-ALCL can be extensive. If not treated, the condition can result in death.
What Should I Do if I Have an Allergan Breast Implant?
If you are concerned, talk to your doctor. Your doctor can perform tests to determine if you have BIA-ALCL. If so, your doctor may recommend immediate surgery. In addition, chemotherapy and other treatments could be necessary, depending on the severity of the cancer diagnosis.
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. is fighting to hold Allergan liable for damages caused by the breast implants. The irresponsible behavior of this medical provider has caused severe harm to individuals. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent disfigurement, and other damages.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our New York Product Liability Lawyer
You have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim against the manufacturer for injuries caused by Allergan breast implants. Call now to speak with a New York product liability lawyer about your case. The clock is ticking, and waiting could jeopardize your claim.