Breast implants are used in both breast augmentation surgery (to increase the breast size) and in breast reconstruction (to replace breast tissue that has been removed due to cancer or trauma or that has failed to develop properly due to a severe breast abnormality). Breast implants may also be used in revision surgery to correct or improve the result of a primary breast implant surgery. Tissue expanders are used in breast reconstruction following mastectomy, treatment of underdeveloped breasts, and treatment of soft tissue deformities. The expander is intended for temporary (less than six months implantation under the skin (subcutaneous) or under the muscle (submuscular).
FDA Requested Recall
The FDA requested that Allergan recall all BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders marketed in the U.S. due to risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a cancer of the immune system. Based on the currently available information, the FDA’s analysis demonstrated 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. and continued distribution of Allergan’s BIOCELL textured breast implants would likely cause serious, adverse health consequences, including death, from BIA-ALCL.
You May Deserve Compensation
If you have received BIOCELL textured breast implants or tissue expanders made by Allergan, the time to call for your free consultation is now. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys are ready to help you fight for the compensation you may deserve. Our personal injury firm has 5 convenient locations within North and South Carolina. Campbell and Associates has a compassionate and confident approach to sensitive cases. Call now to schedule your free consultation 704.333.0885.
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