More Women Have Died From Allergan Breast Implants
Our Allergan Breast Implant Lawyers Are Reviewing Lawsuits
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, our lawyers know that when pharmaceutical companies make and sell medical devices, they are obligated to ensure a reasonable level of safety. They are also obligated to warn doctors and patients about the risk associated with their products. When medical devices harm patients who receive them, patients might be able to collect monetary damages from the pharmaceutical companies.
Some of the medical devices that harm patients or increase the risk of injury include hernia mesh, Paragard IUDs, and breast implants. Several patients have filed lawsuits against the makers of these devices. Breast implants made by Allergan are currently at the center of a controversial debate about their safety. Our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, are reviewing breast implant lawsuits now.
Thirty-Six Deaths Linked to Recalled Allergan Breast Implants
On August 24, 2020, Fortune reported that more women than initially thought have died from cancers related to Allergan breast implants. Maria Aspan confirmed in her article that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added three additional names to the list of fatalities caused by breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), directly linked to Allergan recalled breast implants.
Aspan writes, “At least 36 women have now died of a cancer known as BIA-ALCL, or “breast implant–¬associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma,” according to data the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.”
BIA-ALCL-is not breast cancer. It is a type of lymphoma that has been directly linked to the use of textured breast implants.
The cancer has been particularly prevalent in women who have received Allergan’s textured implants.
Allergan Recalled Textured Implants After Dozens Died From Cancer
In July 2019, Allergan recalled its textured implants after 33 women died of BIA ALCL. The FDA report from August stated that three additional women died during the months leading up to the recall. Despite the recall, the textured implants continue to affect women across the nation and world, some of whom may still not realize they are in danger.
Current only as of January 2020, FDA data states that “it recorded160 new cases of BIA-ALCL in the six months ending early January, including 139 cases linked to Allergan implants. More than 733 women worldwide have now developed the disease, including 620 with Allergan implants and 384 women in the United States.” Based on these numbers, it seems that more breast implant-related deaths are inevitable.
Allergan is One of Several Manufacturers of Dangerous Breast Implants
While most cases of BIA-ALCL are linked to the textured implants made specifically by Allergan, Aspan writes that there are other manufacturers of breast implants that might also be responsible for some of the BIA-ALCL cancer cases. Johnson & Johnson and Sientra are two such companies.
The FDA is allegedly working with all manufacturers to assess the safety of their breast implants. The FDA has also sent warning letters to the companies about their “breast implant operations.”
FDA Recognizes Other Illnesses Associated With Breast Implants
For years, women have asserted that breast implants have led to various aches, pains, and problems that they did not anticipate or know about before receiving their implants.
Many of these women have opted for breast implant removal.
The FDA has recently recognized 2500 new cases of what is called BII or “breast implant illness,” which is a collection of symptoms related to breast implants. BII has been controversial over the years and has no real definitive diagnosis. However, many women report that their breast implants have caused chronic fatigue, memory loss, and joint pain. Perhaps the FDA’s official recognition of these cases means that someone is taking the dangers of breast implants seriously.
Contact Alonso Krangle, LLP for a Free Evaluation of Your Allergan Breast Implant Case
If you or someone you love had or have Allergan textured breast implants and was diagnosed with BIA-ALCL, call our lawyers today. You might be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer of your breast implants.
Call 800-403-6191 for your free case evaluation.