Allergan Breast Implants Compensation Claims
On 19 December 2018, it was announced that textured breast implants made by the manufacturer Allergan were to be removed from the market in Europe. This was due to the breast implants being linked to a rare form of lymphoma called Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).
This move followed advice from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) on 16 July 2016 which stated that: “Members are advised that all patients seeking breast augmentation should be informed about BIA-ALCL, stressing that this is a very rare condition, which in most cases is readily treatable.”
If you received textured implants made by Allergan after 26 October 2017 and were not given adequate warning about the associated risk of BIA-ALCL, our specialist team of breast surgery negligence solicitors could help you seek Allergan breast implants compensation. Get in touch today to find out if we can put your case forward for a claim.
SIGNS OF BIA-ALCL
BIA-ALCL typically presents as a late asymptomatic swelling of the breast long after surgery - usually between three and 14 years post-implantation.
While cases of BIA-ALCL are very rare, it is understandable that women who have or have had Allergan textured breast implants may be concerned about the potential health risks. Investigations into BIA-ALCL are ongoing, but patients should be assured that many positive outcomes have been reported and in most cases patients have achieved complete remission.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
If you received your Allergan textured breast implants after 26 October 2017 without being informed about the potential risk of BIA-ALCL, you could be entitled to make a claim. Additionally, if your Allergan textured implants have gone wrong due to medical negligence, you may also be able to seek compensation.
Get in touch with us today for a free assessment of your case. Our specialist team of medical negligence solicitors operate on a no-win, no-fee basis and will be able to discuss your circumstances to see if you could claim for Allergan breast implants compensation. Call us on 0800 634 0285, or arrange for us to call you back by using our online contact form.