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July 24, 2019: Allergan Aesthetics Issues BIOCELL® Breast Implant Recall

On July 24, 2019, Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company issued a global breast implant recall of all unused BIOCELL® implants after FDA warned of increased risk for breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). 

Allergan Aesthetics BIOCELL® Implant Recall Information

The products affected by the breast implant recall that have links to BIA-ACL are BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders. Though the risk of developing BIA-ALCL is low, the condition can be deadly. The affected products only include the textured breast implants, not the smooth BIOCELL® implants. 

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as Allergan Aesthetics recommends close monitoring of health symptoms if you or a loved one has a BIOCELL® breast implants or a history of BIOCELL® breast implants.  BIA-ALCL is a serious condition and can lead to death, especially if not diagnosed early or treated promptly. For more information, visit the FDA’s website.

About Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

BIA-ALCL isn’t breast cancer, it is actually a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system. It is important to note that symptoms and side effects from BIA- ALCL tend to develop on average 7-10 years after the placement of an implant, though it can also develop earlier as well.

Some side effects of BIA-ALCL include:

  • Swelling in breast tissue surrounding the implant
  • Pain in the area of a textured breast implant
  • Changes in the shape or size of the breast or breasts
  • Lumps
  • Redness 
  • Tenderness
  • Enlarged lymph nodes 
  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

If you have experienced any of the above BIA- ALCL  side effects or have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL, you may be entitled to compensation by filing an Allergan Aesthetics Lawsuit.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm for a Free Medical Device Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you have suffered from BIA-ALCL as a result of BIOCELL® breast implantation, you may be entitled to financial compensation based on the manufacturer’s failure to properly design these products, or to adequately warn patients and doctors of BIA-ALCL association with BIOCELL® implants. For a free legal case evaluation, please call The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. To contact our law firm online, please submit the “Free Legal Case Evaluation Form” found on this page.

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