Tennessee Allergan Breast Implant Lawsuit Lawyer
Did you receive Allergan breast implants or tissue expanders? It is critical to know that this product has been recalled due to a serious safety hazard. Women across the country who received Allergan breast implants or tissue expanders have been diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). In July 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Allergan recall this defective product due to a potential link between use of the implant and BIA-ALCL.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer after receiving Allergan breast implants or tissue expanders should seek advice from an experienced Tennessee Allergan breast implant lawsuit lawyer as soon as possible. You may be able to file a lawsuit to seek financial compensation and to hold Allergan accountable for the serious harm caused by this dangerous product.
Learning About the History of the Allergan Breast Implant Recalls
Since 2011, the FDA has received reports about the increased risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma and Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders. By 2019, according to the FDA, Medical Device Reports (MDRs) began “reporting worldwide cases of BIA-ALCL and BIA-ALCL-related deaths associated with these devices.” At the time, the FDA requested that the devices be removed from the market and recalled.
The FDA received information about a total of “573 unique BIA-ALCL cases, including 33 patient deaths” linked to Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders. At the time of those 573 diagnoses, a total of 481 patients currently had the BIOCELL implants. Of the 13 reported deaths, 12 patients had the BIOCELL implants at the time of death. The FDA determined that “the risk of BIA-ALCL with Allergan BIOCELL textured implants is approximately 6 times the risk of BIA-ALCL with textured implants from other manufacturers marketing in the U.S.” Accordingly, the FDA emphasized, patients should be aware that the BIOCELL implants could “cause serious, adverse health consequences and potentially death from BIA-ALCL.”
Working with a Tennessee Defective Medical Device Lawyer to File a Claim
If you have been diagnosed with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL, it is critical to get in touch with a Tennessee product liability lawyer as soon as possible. How can a lawyer help? The following are ways our firm can assist you:
- Evaluate your case and help you to determine whether you have a claim;
- File a lawsuit against Allergan to seek financial compensation for your losses; and
- Advocate for your right to compensation and for Allergan accountability from start to finish during the claim process.
Contact Our Tennessee Defective Medical Device Attorneys Today
When you have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL, you should not wait any longer to begin moving forward with a case against the maker of the dangerous and defective medical device that caused your condition. One of the experienced Tennessee defective medical device lawyers at our firm can begin working with you on your case today. Contact Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC to speak with a dedicated advocate who can help you to seek the financial compensation you need and deserve.