Textured Breast implants made by Allergan have been removed from the market after being linked to a rare form of breast cancer called Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).
Reported symptoms tend to describe a late onset of painful swollen breasts with a fluid collection usually between three and 14 years after implantation. Although investigations into the pathology of BIA-ALCL continue, positive outcomes have been reported and in most cases patients have achieved complete remission.
The HSE has more information on their website if you’d like to read a bit more about textured breast implants.
Tallans Solicitors LLP is currently advising women who have an Allergan textured breast implant in relation to potential claims. If you would like to speak to a member of our team regarding a potential textured breast implant claim, please get in touch – call Orla on 041 98 38708 in confidence.
Currently, women who have textured breast implants are getting confirmation letters, from their doctors or institutions where the surgery took place, informing them of the defective implant. If you get a letter confirming you have a textured implant, you may have a claim.
Talk to Tallans and we will advise you.
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