BIOCELL® Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders Recall.
A worldwide recall issued by Allergen has raised concern amongst women who have received BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders. The recall came after it was found that these implants have been linked to a rare cancer known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that the manufacturer remove the recalled products immediately.
It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of women have undergone procedures to get these implants, and if you or someone you know fall into that group, you should seek medical attention right away to check for any early signs of any cancerous activity. You should also contact our personal injury lawyers here at Robert J. DeBry and Associates to see if you have a case in the event that you or someone you know fall victim to BIA-ALCL.
It is not recommended by the FDA to get the implants removed unless you are experiencing symptoms of BIA-ALCL. These symptoms include:
- Pain in the area of the implant
- This may occur years after the implant procedure.
It’s also important to note which specific products are the ones that are being recalled. Textured breast implants and tissue expanders which have been recalled include:
- Natrelle Saline-Filled breast implants
- Natrelle Silicone-Filled breast implants
- Natrelle Inspira Silicone-Filled breast implants
- Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled breast implants
- Natrelle 133 Plus Tissue Expander
- Natrelle 133 Tissue Expander with Suture
A total of 573 global cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma related to breast implants have been reported to the FDA with a reported 33 patient deaths. While rare, it is crucial that those who have received these implants monitor their health.
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