ALLERGAN IMPLANTS COMPENSATION
On 19th 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 Allergan 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 16th 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 your Allergan textured breast implants after 26th October 2017 without being informed about the potential risk of BIA-ALCL, you could be entitled to make an Allergan implant compensation claim. Additionally, if your Allergan textured implants have gone wrong due to medical negligence, you may also be able to seek compensation.
Our specialist team of breast surgery negligence solicitors can help you seek Allergan implants compensation. Call us on 0808 291 1223 or fill out an online contact form and we will be in touch.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is the UK’s first law firm solely dedicated to helping people to make cosmetic surgery compensation claims. Due to our focus on the field, we have an unrivalled understanding of clinical negligence law and its developments. When you choose to make your claim with us, you can be confident that you will have the support of professionals who know the ins and outs of cosmetic surgery and medical negligence law.
When you call us, we will hold an initial consultation to understand your situation and advise you on your chances of success and what the process will entail. From there, we will help you by gathering evidence and consulting with other medical professionals to build you the strongest case possible. We will facilitate communications between you, the other party and the court, and can represent you in court proceedings if necessary.
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.
FAQS ABOUT ALLERGAN IMPLANT COMPENSATION CLAIMS
Who can make an Allergan implant claim?
You are eligible to make an Allergan implant compensation claim if you have undergone a cosmetic procedure where you were given Allergan breast implants at any date after 26th October 2017.
How much compensation can you get for an Allergan implant claim?
The amount of compensation you can claim when making an Allergan implant claim will depend on your personal circumstances. Typically, cosmetic surgery compensation claims take into consideration how much physical and mental damage the procedure has caused you, the cost of any medical care and support you have required due to the procedure, and how much income you missed out on if you were unable to work following it. However, there may be more factors to consider; we will assess these in our consultation. Learn more about how cosmetic surgery compensation is calculated.
How do I make an Allergan implant compensation claim?
To get your Allergan implant compensation claim started, you should first call us. We will explain exactly what is involved in the claims process, what our responsibilities are and how your claim is likely to resolve. Speak to us as soon as possible and we will also help you to arrange any care that you require while your case is ongoing.
Get in touch now
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 0808 291 5053, or arrange for us to call you back by using our online contact form.