Allergan BIOCELL© Breast Implant Class Action

08.27.2019

Girard Sharp has filed a class action lawsuit following reports that certain Allergan BIOCELL© breast implants may cause anaplastic large cell lymphoma (“BIA-ALCL”), a cancer of the immune system. Access a copy of the complaint here.

Allergan implemented a worldwide recall of BIOCELL© implants in July 2019.

If you had or currently have BIOCELL© saline- or silicone-filled breast implants or tissue expanders that have been recalled, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp attorney at (866) 981-4800 or submitting your information below:

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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.

If you were implanted with BIOCELL© saline- or silicone-filled breast implants or tissue expanders that have been recalled, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp attorney at (866) 981-4800 or submitting your information in the form above.

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