Information About the Allergan Breast Implant Recall

Women with Allergan Biocell® textured breast implants may be worried about reports of potential cancer risk. These implants are under investigation due to a link to a rare form of lymphoma. It is important to discuss any concerns with your doctor.

The Yost Legal Group has been working on Allergan Biocell® textured breast implant lawsuits. We are filing Allergan claims on behalf of women from all over the U.S.

In this blog post, we will provide you with important information about the Allergan breast implant recall. This includes the specific textured breast implants that have been recalled and the potential increased risks associated with these implants.

These implants cause a newer, never before seen cancer. Certain styles of Allergan implants and tissue expanders can increase your risk of cancer. Our law firm is involved in Allergan product liability cases.

If you have the Allergan Biocell® textured breast implants, call The Yost Legal Group. You have a right to file a claim if you have these breast implants. We’re filing Allergan implant cases on behalf of women across the country.

What Allergan breast implants have been recalled?

The recall includes only Allergan textured implants made specifically with the BIOCELL texturing method, which is a “macro” texturing method.

Allergan breast implant recall includes:

–       Natrelle saline breast implant styles 168, 163, 363, 468

–       Natrelle silicone breast implant styles 110, 115 & 120

–       Natrelle INSPIRA® silicone breast implants, textured styles only

–       Natrelle highly cohesive anatomically shaped silicone breast implants, 410

–       McGhan BioDementional silicone breast implant style 153

–       McGhan Croissant-Shaped Tissue Expanders, Style 134

–       Natrelle 133 tissue expanders

You can contact your doctor to find out the exact implant that was used in your breast augmentation procedure.

It’s important to be aware of the risks and options available. Recently, many surgeons have recommended the removal of Allergan textured breast implants due to the potential risk of cancer.

In fact, many women have already had the Biocell® implants removed. To learn more about the risks and options available for removing textured breast implants, consult your physician.

You can also reach out to The Yost Legal Group for a free, confidential consultation. We’re here to help you make informed decisions about your health and well-being. Filing a lawsuit against Allergan for breast implant injuries can help you get financial compensation. This could include coverage of medical bills, expenses, and compensation for pain and suffering.

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is not breast cancer. It is a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that only occurs in women who have breast implants. It is essential to identify the early signs of this condition to ensure quick and effective treatment.

What are the signs of cancer from breast implants?

Cancer from breast implants is a genuine concern for many women and deserves attention.

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is not breast cancer. It is a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that only occurs in women who have breast implants. It is essential to identify the early signs of this condition to ensure quick and effective treatment.

The main symptoms to watch out for are:

–       persistent swelling

–      the presence of a mass

–       pain around the breast implant

These symptoms may occur years after implant placement, so it is crucial to keep monitoring yourself.

Stay vigilant, and don’t hesitate to seek medical advice if you spot any of the symptoms mentioned above. Early diagnosis always means a better chance of successful treatment.

If you have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL and have the recalled Allergan implants, it is important to contact The Yost Legal Group by calling 1-800-967-8529.

An experienced products liability attorney will discuss your rights to file an Allergan Breast Implant Cancer claim. We’ll speak with you for free and explain your options for having your Allergan implants removed. There are options for you to have them replaced with a safer implant.

Our team will discuss filing an Allergan implant lawsuit. This lawsuit can help to recover medical and hospital expenses related to a new surgery. The importance of this lawsuit will be discussed. You will also have a claim for compensation for pain and suffering.

It's important to be aware of the risks and options available. Recently, many surgeons have recommended the removal of Allergan textured breast implants due to the potential risk of cancer.

More information about Allergan textured breast implant recall lawyers.

BIA-ALCL is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In most cases, BIA-ALCL is found in the scar tissue and fluid near the implant. However, in some cases, it can spread throughout the entire body.

Some symptoms of ALCL include persistent swelling or pain near the breast implant and the development of a mass or lump.

The Yost Legal Group is devoted to protecting women’s rights. These women have suffered from BIA-ALCL due to Allergan-textured breast implants. We’re committed to fighting for these women.

Let our legal team fight for you.

Our team of experienced product liability attorneys will work tirelessly to hold Allergan accountable for their negligence. We will represent you to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

It is important to note that not all women with Allergan-textured breast implants will develop BIA-ALCL. However, if you have any concerns about your implants, it is important to contact your doctor.

Your doctor may recommend that you have your implants removed. Or that you undergo additional testing to ensure that you do not have BIA-ALCL.

Hire an experienced defective product lawyer for your Allergan recall claim.

You can file an Allergan lawsuit if you have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL. Additionally, if you want to have your implants removed, you are also eligible. We are here to help you understand your right to seek justice!

Contact The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-967-8529 for a free consultation with a caring and understanding Allergan breast implant attorney. One of our product liability lawyers will provide you with important information to help you through this difficult time.

We handle these cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis. If we accept your case, it will be handled on a contingency basis.

At The Yost Legal Group, we do not charge any fees upfront. And we only get paid after we successfully settle your claim. So you never have to worry about paying legal fees while we represent you. All attorney’s fees and costs are paid when we settle your case. If there is no recovery, there are no legal fees.

Call The Yost Legal Group for help. We put our experience, compassion, and results behind every case.

More Bad News for Smith and Nephew

Smith & Nephew continues to issue additional recalls for its defective hip implant devices. By now, Smith & Nephew has established a clear pattern of manufacturing faulty and dangerous hip devices that harm rather than help innocent users of those products. In June of 2012, Smith & Nephew issued a recall of its R3 Acetabular System hip implant, followed by a voluntary market withdrawal of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Femoral System in June of 2015. In 2016, Smith & Nephew was forced to recall three additional hip implant products.

In August of 2016, Smith and Nephew recalled its Tandem Bipolar Hip System because of a manufacturing error that caused the device to fall apart inside the patient’s body, often within just a few weeks of surgery. Smith & Nephew manufactured the bipolar shells for this device out of specification. In issuing the recall, Smith & Nephew admitted that its negligence in manufacturing these devices could lead to a failure of the device that would require a revision surgery. They were forced to make this admission after product complaints and clinical study data showed a much a higher rate of problems for this device when compared to similar hip implants on the market.

In November of 2016, Smith and Nephew recalled its Modular SMF hip stem and Modular REDAPT hip systems. They again admitted that patients implanted with these devices may face a greater risk of the need for revision surgery based on data they collected.  Most of the problems were “metal related.” This means that like other Smith & Nephew metal-on-metal hip implant devices, many users of this product experienced dangerously high levels of chromium and cobalt in their blood. This forced innocent users of this defective product to undergo unnecessary revision surgeries.

Sadly, although time marches on, the story for Smith & Nephew remains the same. By continually putting profits ahead of the safety of individuals using its defective products, those persons are put at risk for suffering from harmful medical consequences. Our experienced lawyers fight for individuals who have been harmed by defective products. If you or a loved one has been injured or required revision surgery following a Smith & Nephew or other defective hip implant, the attorneys at the Yost Legal Group will investigate your lawsuit claim. For a free consultation, please call us at 1-800-YOSTLAW.


RoundUp Lawsuit

As Monsanto’s flagship product, the weed killer Roundup generates approximately $5 billion in annual sales for the company. In March of 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the highly respected World Health Organization, reported that Roundup contains a probable cancer causing chemical called glyphosate. Cases of persons suffering from the cancer known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma caused by exposure to Roundup have been filed and consolidated in a federal court Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in San Francisco. Documents produced in the MDL show that Monsanto desperately tried to hide information about the dangers of Roundup from the public in the form of falsified studies and protection from government agencies.

IARC’s report exposing Roundup’s glyphosate as a probable cause of cancer was supported by numerous scientific research studies. In particular, research studies, including one conducted as early as 2002, found an association between glyphosate and the cancer known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Faced with the damning evidence published by IARC, Monsanto struck back with a vengeance. Monsanto approached various regulatory departments of United States governmental agencies for the purpose of keeping information about its cancer causing Roundup a secret. Documents produced in the federal court MDL show that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department Health and Human Services conspired with Monsanto to hide Roundup’s glyphosate connection with causing cancer. Additionally, Monsanto conducted fraudulent studies designed to deceive governmental agencies and the public into concluding that Roundup’s glyphosate is safe and does not cause cancer. Monsanto submitted its phony studies to the EPA. Based on these studies, the EPA initially reported that Roundup’s glyphosate was “not likely to be carcinogenic,” but were later forced to remove this unsupported statement from the EPA website.

Monsanto’s dishonest effort to keep their carcinogenic product Roundup on the market displays a clear disregard for human life. Roundup constitutes one third of Monsanto’s sales revenues, leaving little doubt as to the motive for their shameful behavior. However, despite its power as a big corporation, Monsanto’s day of reckoning may not be far off. To date, more than 50 cases have been filed against Monsanto for cancer caused by Roundup in state and federal courts. The federal cases have all been consolidated into one Multi-district Litigation in San Francisco. The Monsanto Roundup litigation continues to grow, as lawsuit filings are increasing. It is anticipated that this litigation will ultimately grow to include thousands of cases and they will collectively hold Monsanto responsible for destroying countless lives for the sake of profit.

Roundup remains on the market as a product commonly used by many Americans, including farmers, landscapers, and gardeners. While the use of this toxic herbicide product remains common, its lesser known cancer causing risks are quickly coming to light.

If you or a loved one has non-Hodgins lymphoma cancer that may have been caused by exposure to Roundup, the experienced Mass Tort lawyers at The Yost Legal Group are here to help. Call The Yost Legal Group today at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) for a FREE, confidential, no-obligation consultation. At The Yost Legal Group, there is no fee or expense unless you recover.

Smith & Nephew Multi-District Litigation Comes to Maryland

People from all over the United States suffering from injuries due to Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) and R3 Acetabular system hip devices are now closer than ever to receiving the compensation they deserve. On April 5, 2017, a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL) was created to combine over 40 federal cases into one proceeding before one judge. The cases will be presided over by Judge Catherine C. Blake of the United States District Court of Maryland in Baltimore. This MDL allows for plaintiffs to maintain their right to a jury trial while benefitting from the efficiency and consistency of rulings by one judge.

Victims of the defective Smith & Nephew hip devices are in severe pain due to premature failure of the devices.  With normal use, components of the implant rub together causing metal particles to be released into the bloodstream. These metal particles cause elevated blood metal levels of Chromium and Cobalt called Metallosis. The side effects of Metallosis include severe hip and leg pain, tissue and bone death, loosening of the device, and pseudotumors.  These Smith & Nephew hip devices, which were supposed to improve the lives of hip replacement patients, have instead led to difficult complications and the need for revision surgeries.

The Maryland MDL gives victims new hope. They can now join together to fight for justice against Smith & Nephew. This is just the latest wave of lawsuits plaguing the medical device industry. Several other MDLs have already been formed to manage cases against hip device manufacturers like Stryker, DePuy, and Zimmer. Although it may take several years for the MDL proceedings to advance to the point where the first cases will be tried, there is no doubt that the consolidation of these Smith & Nephew claims is a step in the right direction.

Our experienced lawyers fight for individuals who have been harmed by defective products. If you or a loved one has been injured or required revision surgery following a Smith & Nephew or other defective hip device, the attorneys at the Yost Legal Group will investigate your potential claim and lawsuit. For a free consultation, please call us at 1-800-YOSTLAW.