The FDA Recall
In 2019, The FDA has requested that Allergan recall all BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders marketed in the U.S. due to the risk of causing a cancer of the immune system. According to the FDA, of the 573 worldwide reported cases of this cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), 481 are reported to have Allergan breast implants when they were diagnosed. There have been 12 deaths reported of this cancer with those that had Allergan breast implants.
Who May Be Affected?
Anyone who has implanted Allergan Natrelle BIOCELL textured products, anyone who is undergoing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery using Allergan Natrelle BIOCELL textured products, and health care providers who treat patients with breast implants.
What To Do
Check to see if Allergan sent you a notification letter. Allergan sent Urgent Medical Device Recall letters to U.S. customers, patients, and surgeons. You can also speak to your health care provider for more detailed medical information or questions. If you or a loved one has been a victim of this recalled breast implant, reach out to our law firm for a free case consultation online or at 361-882-1612.