Cancer Causing Allergen Breast Implants Recalled



Principal Law Group is investigating reports that certain Allergan BIOCELL© breast implants may cause anaplastic large cell lymphoma (“BIA-ALCL”), a cancer of the immune system.

The FDA sought a worldwide recall of BIOCELL© implants in July 2019.

If you were implanted with BIOCELL© saline- or silicone-filled breast implants or tissue expanders that have been recalled by the FDA, you may have a claim for relief.

Recalled Allergan Biocell Natrelle and McGhan Breast Implant Styles

  • Natrelle Saline breast implant styles 168, 363, 468
  • Natrelle and McGhan 410 breast implant styles LL, LM, LF, LX, ML, MM, MF, MX, FL, FM, FF, FX
  • Natrelle and McGhan 410 Soft Touch breast implant styles LL, LM, LF, LX, ML, MM, MF, MX, FL, FM, FF, FX
  • Natrelle 510 Dual-Gel styles LX, MX, FX
  • Natrelle INSPIRA breast implants, styles TRL, TRLP, TRM, TRF, TRX, TSL, TSLP, TSM, TSF, TSX, TCL, TCLP, TCM, TCF, TCX
  • Natrelle and McGhan Round Gel Implants, styles 110, 110 Soft Touch, 120, 120 Soft Touch
  • Natrelle Komuro breast implants styles KML, KMM, KLL, and KLM
  • Natrelle Ritz Princess breast implant styles RML, RMM, RFL, RFM
  • Natrelle 150 Full Height and Short Height double lumen implants
  • Natrelle 133 tissue expanders with and without suture tabs: styles 133FV, 133MV, 133LV, 133MX, 133SX, 133SV, T-133FV, T-133MV, T-133LV, T-133MX, T-133SX, T-133SV, 133FV-T, 133MV-T, 133LV-T, 133MX-T, 133SX-T, 133SV-T
  • Natrelle 133 Plus tissue expander styles 133P-FV, 133P-MV, 133P-LV, 133P-MX, 133P-SX, 133P-SV, T-133P-FV, T-133P-MV, T-133P-LV, T-133P-MX, T-133P-SX, T-133P-SV, 133P-FV-T, 133P-MV-T, 133P-LV-T, 133P-MX-T, 133P-SX-T, 133P-SV-T

Background

On July 24, 2019, Allergan announced a worldwide recall of BIOCELL© following reports that Allergan’s BIOCELL© implants may cause BIA-ALCL. Allergan stated that BIOCELL© implants would no longer be sold or distributed in any market.

According to the FDA, the risk of developing BIA-ALCL from Allergan BIOCELL© textured implants is about six times greater than from textured implants manufactured by other American companies. The FDA has noted that, of 573 cases of BIA-ALCL, 481 (more than 80%) were attributable to Allergan implants, and that, of 33 deaths caused by BIA-ALCL, 12 of the 13 patients for whom the implant manufacturer was known had an Allergan implant when they were diagnosed.

In a letter sent on July 30 to recipients of plastic surgery, Allergan announced that its remedial measures would be limited to providing free smooth-device replacements and partial reimbursement of certain fees. Allergan has not offered to cover medical costs for breast implant revisions—i.e., surgical replacements for the dangerous implants.

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