The lawsuit was filed soon after Allergan recalled all BIOCELL® textured breast implants due to the risk of cancer.

Neither woman has developed Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), a rare type of cancer that is linked to textured breast implants.

However, one woman paid to have her implants surgically removed due to her fears of developing ALCL. The other woman said she never would have gotten the implants if she had known of the risk.

Allergan’s recalled implants are specifically linked to 481 cases of ALCL, as well as a 6-fold increased risk of causing ALCL compared to other textured breast implants on the market in the U.S., the FDA warned.

The women are seeking financial compensation for themselves and other women with the recalled implants

They say they will be forced to spend “substantial sums for the removal of the recalled implants, surgical and diagnostic fees, and/or medical monitoring and invasive diagnostic procedures,” the lawsuit states.

On July 30, Allergan announced that the company would pay for new breast implants for women with the recalled Biocell implants — but Allergan will not pay for surgery costs. The program will run until July 24, 2021.

In July, the FDA reported a total of 573 known cases of breast implant-associated ALCL, as well as 33 deaths worldwide, from all types of breast implants.

The FDA is not recommending routine removal of Allergan’s recalled implants for women without symptoms. Instead, they say women with the implants should know the symptoms of ALCL, such as persistent breast pain and swelling, and tell their healthcare professional right away.

Source: Two women have filed a class-action lawsuit against a major breast implant maker after hundreds of Americans developed a rare cancer linked to implants

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4 Comments

  1. I have the implants that are on the recall list, if they recall, they should pay for the WHOLE PROCEDURE!! The surgery center will still cost $3,000-$5,000

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  2. Deborah Richards August 19, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I also have the recalled implants. I had cancer twice and now I am at risk of getting a different type now. What the hell is wrong with medical manufacturers! The company should have to pay for surgery and pain and suffering. How would they feel if it was their bodies going through this.
    Deborah Richards.

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  3. I also have one of the recalled implants with symptoms, I’m scheduled for an MRI and follow up with my surgeon!

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  4. I have the recalled implants one of them has ruptured. I am having an MRI done next week, I will need to have removed, and that is going to be expensive. I wish that it was a way to have removed without having to spend so much money.

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