What are Breast Implant Injuries?

There is a link between breast implants and BIA-ALCL, a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It’s a cancer of the immune system, not breast cancer. It is life-threatening and requires aggressive treatment.

Another complication is breast implant illness, which encompasses various symptoms such as fatigue, rashes, memory loss, brain fog, joint pain, anxiety, hair loss, and depression. Though the symptoms are genuine, researchers are still determining the underlying cause and the possible connection to breast implants.

Other breast implant injuries can include infections, necrosis (tissue death), scarring, and chronic pain. Some individuals need surgery or breast implant removal to address these conditions.

How Common are Defective Breast Implants?

We don’t have studies or conclusive numbers on how many individuals have experienced breast implant illness. It could be hundreds or thousands.

We have more information on BIA-ALCL. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there were 733 reports of BIA-ALCL globally, including 36 deaths, as of January 2020. Over half the cases involved textured implants, many of which Allergan produced. In 2019, the FDA requested Allergan voluntarily recall its BioCell textured breast implants and tissue expanders in the U.S.

Breast Implant Lawsuit Results

Atlee Hall has worked with many individuals who’ve suffered harm from their breast implants. We are familiar with the science and research surrounding breast implants and known complications, such as breast implant illness and BIA-ALCL.

We work closely with medical and product experts to build a case for compensation. You deserve to hold a breast implant manufacturer responsible for the harm its defective product caused.

How Do I Know if I Have a Breast Implant Case?

If you’re experiencing side effects after breast augmentation surgery, we highly recommend seeing a doctor. It’s essential to document your symptoms and receive an appropriate diagnosis.

Common symptoms of BIA-ALCL include pain, breast enlargement, asymmetry, a lump in your breast or armpit, a rash, hardening of the breast, and a large collection of fluid. These symptoms can arise years or over a decade after your surgery.

After receiving appropriate medical care, talk with a breast implant lawyer about your options. You may have a right to bring a claim against the manufacturer of a defective and dangerous breast implant.

Contact Our Pennsylvania Breast Implant Lawyers

If you or a loved one became ill after getting breast implants, you should speak with our breast implant lawyers in Lancaster right away. We are here to work with victims of defective breast implants. We will ensure your case is evaluated by trusted experts and help you move forward.

Call Atlee Hall today at (717) 393-9596 or use our online contact form to reach out for a free consultation.