Allergan Breast Implant Lawsuits

In 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Allergan take several of its textured breast implants off the market after concluding that they were more likely than other products to cause a specific type of lymphoma. In response to this backlash, Allergan recalled its Biocell implants.

Currently, our experienced mass torts attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are representing people who sustained harm from Allergan breast implants in a multidistrict litigation in federal court. Get in touch with our skilled legal professionals immediately if you believe this implant caused you to develop cancer or had a detrimental impact on your health so you could take part in the Allergan breast implant lawsuits.

Allergan Textured Implants May Cause Cancer

People who had the Allergan Biocell implants manufactured by Allergan and its subsidiaries Inamed and McGhan are at higher risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). This disease is a type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma that develops in the scar tissue around the implant. BIA-ALCL is not a form of breast cancer but a cancer of the lymph nodes. In some cases, it has spread and caused death. Many patients can be treated successfully by removing the implant and surrounding tissue combined with radiation, chemotherapy, or both.

In March 2023, the FDA released a safety communication about reports of other forms of cancer potentially related to breast implants, including small cell carcinomas and forms of lymphoma other than BIA-ALCL. The document indicates that some of the patients have died. Patients who have had health issues linked to their Allergan breast implants or the families of patients who have died should contact a compassionate attorney from our firm to learn about their legal options.

Holding the Company Accountable

Manufacturers of medical devices like breast implants must produce a product that is safe for consumers to use. The manufacturer is liable for the losses users sustain when the product causes significant health impacts like cancer. When many people have adverse effects due to the same product or have similar claims against manufacturers, courts often consolidate individual lawsuits into multidistrict litigation (MDL), sometimes called mass tort. The court will hear several cases at a trial, called bellwether trials. If a jury finds in favor of the people bringing the lawsuit, then everyone who filed suit has the opportunity to prove their damages.

As of early 2024, a mass tort lawsuit is underway to hold Allergan and its subsidiaries liable for the harm done to people who developed BIA-ALCL and other cancers and sustained other negative impacts on their health due to their breast implants. The litigation is still in its early stages, and those interested in joining the lawsuit should contact our firm to understand the available options for pursuing a claim.

Potential Damages in Breast Implant Lawsuits

The lawsuits against Allergan aim to hold the manufacturer responsible for the losses sustained by those who received the breast implants. Claims could include medical expenses, such as the costs of diagnostic tests and procedures, surgery to remove the implant, reconstructive surgery, and follow-up care, like physical rehabilitation, targeted radiation treatment, chemotherapy, and psychological support. The company could also be responsible for a person’s diminished income if they could not work while undergoing treatment for BIA-ALCL.

Pain and suffering damages are also available. A person could receive money in acknowledgment of their physical pain, scarring, and disfigurement, diminished enjoyment of life, changes to intimate relationships due to problems with the implant, and the psychological burden of being diagnosed with and treated for cancer.

How an Attorney Could Help

One of the benefits of a mass tort case is that once the manufacturer is proven liable, each person who has sustained harm can prove their losses. Our diligent lawyers are experienced in handling these claims. They could present documentary evidence of the person’s economic losses due to the injury and provide compelling proof of the dangerous implant’s damage to their quality of life.

Contact a Knowledgeable Attorney About the Lawsuit for Allergan Breast Implants Today

When a medical device is implanted in your body, you can expect it not to cause harm. Unfortunately, some breast implants Allergan manufactured have caused significant negative health impacts to many people who have had them. If you were impacted, a well-versed lawyer could help you understand your options for pursuing compensation.

The skilled attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are filing lawsuits on behalf of those who sustained health impacts, including cancer, after receiving Allergan Biocell textured breast implants. Contact us today to speak with one of the lawyers handling the Allergan breast implant lawsuits.


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