Were you or a family member diagnosed with BIA ALCL or breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma? If so, you may be legally entitled to receive financial compensation from the manufacturer of the breast implant. The FDA’s recent finding indicate that there is an association between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to the agency, the deaths were not the result of breast cancer, but rather, a rare malignancy of the immune system known as anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). In the cancer cases associated with the breast implants, the rare cancer grows in the breast, typically in the capsule of scar tissue that forms around an implant, wrote The New York Times, noting that the cancer is often treatable and not deadly. The issue surrounding anaplastic large-cell lymphoma and breast implants is likelier to occur with textured implants compared rather than smooth implants. The textured implant has what The New York Times describes as a pebbly surface, according to the agency.
FDA released updated safety alert for Breast Implant ALCL The FDA first identified a possible connected between breast implants and the development of ALCL in 2011. There wasn’t enough information at the time, and doctors were asked to monitor their patient’s condition. Now that 6 years have passed, the FDA has updated their safety alert after receiving a total of 359 injuries reports that have to do with breast implant-associated lymphoma cancer. The injuries being reported happened more frequently for women who need to undergo breast implant revision surgery or late onset seroma.The FDA’s medical device reports indicate that the average time it took to develop ALCL was about 7 years. Injuries were more frequent for women who had textured surface implants versus smooth surface implants.
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Our attorneys are investigating potential cases which involve breast implants that have caused lymphoma or blood cancer. If your or a family member received breast implants, and then were diagnosed with ALCL lymphoma, then you may have a breast implant lawsuit. Contact Jamie Sheller Esq. right away for a free consultation to see if you may have a case. 1-800-883-2299.