Allergan Breast Implant Lawsuit | Textured Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer

About the Allegran Textured Breast Implant Recall:

Allergan Textured Breast Implant Recall

In July of 2019, the FDA requested that the pharmaceutical company, Allergan, recall all BioCell textured breast implants and tissue expanders due to a significantly increased risk of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

According to the FDA, continued distribution of Allergan’s BioCell textured breast implants would likely cause serious adverse health consequences and potentially death from BIA-ALCL, and that these implants carry with them approximately 6 times the risk of contracting BIA-ALCL than with textured implants from other manufacturers. [1]

About Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma is not breast cancer; it is a cancer of the immune system and is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Lymphoma cells form in fluids surrounding the breast implant and in the scar tissue.

Symptoms may include:

  • Swelling or pain near breast implants
  • Skin irritation

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact a medical professional for an evaluation.

Affected Products

Allergan Natrelle Saline-Filled Breast Implants (formerly McGhan RTV Saline-Filled Mammary Implant) approved under P990074. The following are the textured styles:[2]

  • Style 163 – BIOCELL Textured Shaped Full Height, Full Projection Saline Breast Implants
  • Style 168 – BIOCELL Textured Round Moderate Profile Saline Breast Implants, also referred to as 168MP (168 Moderate Profile)
  • Style 363 – BIOCELL Textured Shaped Moderate Height, Full Projection Saline Breast Implants, Allergan catalog includes 363LF, or 363 Low Height Full Projection
  • Style 468 – BIOCELL Textured Shaped Full Height Moderate Projection Saline Breast Implants

Allergan Natrelle Silicone-Filled Textured Breast Implants (formerly Inamed Silicone-Filled Breast Implants) approved under P020056. The following are the textured styles:

  • Style 110 – BIOCELL Textured Round Moderate Projection Gel Filled Breast Implants
  • Style 115 – BIOCELL Textured Round Midrange Projection Gel Filled Breast Implants
  • Style 120 – BIOCELL Textured Round High Projection Gel Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TRL – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Responsive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TRLP – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Responsive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TRM – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Responsive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TRF – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Responsive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TRX – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Responsive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TCL – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TCLP – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TCM – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TCF – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TCX – Natrelle Inspira BIOCELL Textured Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TSL – Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Soft Touch Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TSLP – Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Soft Touch Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TSM – Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Soft Touch Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TSF – Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Soft Touch Silicone-Filled Breast Implants
  • Style TSX – Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Soft Touch Silicone-Filled Breast Implants

Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone Filled Breast Implants approved under P040046. The following are the textured styles:

  • Style 410FM
  • Style 410FF
  • Style 410MM
  • Style 410 MF
  • Style 410 FL
  • Style 410 ML
  • Style 410 LL
  • Style 410 LM
  • Style 410 LF
  • Style 410 FX
  • Style 410 MX
  • Style 410 LX

Allergan tissue expanders for the breast that have BIOCELL texturing originally cleared as:

  • Natrelle 133 Plus Tissue Expander (K143354)
  • Natrelle 133 Tissue Expander with Suture Tabs (K102806)

Allergan Textured Breast Implant Lawsuit – Get Help Now!

When Allergan’s BioCell textured implants were recalled in Canada and in Europe earlier this year, Allergan continued to sell this product in the United States despite knowing the safety risks associated with them.

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If you or a loved one are suffering from BIA-ALCL from Allergan implants, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced defective medical product attorneys can help. Click, Chat or call 1(800)529-1010 24/7 for a free case evaluation.

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