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Have You Been Diagnosed with BIA-ALCL? Call us now!

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Breast implants have been linked to a rare form of cancer known as Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

What is BIA-ALCL?

BIA-ALCL is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that occurs in the scar tissue and fluid surrounding the implant. It is not a cancer of the breast tissue but a rare immune system cancer. Symptoms often include swelling, lumps, pain, or accumulation of fluid around the implant. [1]

Signature Injury for Lawsuit

PlaintiHs must be diagnosed with BIA-ALCL to qualify for the litigation. Some of the claims against the manufacturers include:

  1. Product Liability: Claiming that the implants were defectively designed or
  2. Failure to Warn: Arguing that manufacturers did not adequately warn doctors and patients about the risks associated with
  3. Negligence: Asserting that the manufacturers failed to conduct proper safety tests or ignored existing evidence of

Filed Cases

Numerous cases have been filed globally. [2] 

One landmark case was the recall of certain textured breast implants by Allergan in 2019, after the FDA identified a significant risk of BIA- ALCL. This recall has led to a surge in lawsuits against the company. Another is Mentor Worldwide.

Client Rights

Patients diagnosed with BIA-ALCL due to implants may be entitled to compensation for: [3] 

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suHering
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical costs

If you have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL: [4]

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Immediate consultation with a healthcare provider is essential if symptoms
  2. Document Everything: Keep thorough medical records, correspondence, and other documents related to the implants and
  3. Consult us here at the Michael Brady Lynch Firm: Engage a lawyer experienced in medical device litigation to evaluate potential claims and navigate the legal

By fostering awareness and understanding of BIA-ALCL and related legal actions, we contribute to a more informed and proactive patient community, crucial in the ongoing quest for safer medical procedures and products.

Patient Advocacy Groups

Organizations like the Implant Truth Survivors Group and Breast Implant Safety Alliance provide resources and support networks for aHected individuals. [5] 

Michael Brady Lynch Firm

Here at the Michael Brady Lynch firm, we litigate Allergan breast cancer cases. If you were loved one have been diagnosed with the BIA-ALCL, please give us a call at 888-585-5970 or email brandon@mblynch.com.. 

Author: Brandon Salter, Esq.

Editor: Sonya Coenen

Date: June 26, 2024


[1] https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/breast-implants/questions-and-answers-about- breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-bia-alcl

[2] https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/breast-implants/medical-device-reports-breast- implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma

[3] https://www.msn.com/en-za/health/other/defective-medical-devices-and-implants-can- cause-harm-how-to-claim-compensation/ar-BB1n9L4V

[4] https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/breast-implants/questions-and-answers-about- breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-bia-alcl

[5] https://bisanonprofit.org/blog/things-to-know-about-breast-implants-in-2024

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