Breast Implant News - Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

Below are some of our news stories explaining the potential dangers of breast implants, and especially the connection to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. To learn more about the types of injuries that have been linked to implants, and the legal claims that have been filed, click Breast Implants.

 
  • FDA Declares West Palm Beach Mammography Facility to be “Serious Health Risk”

    Floridian women in the West Palm Beach area, please take note: The Breast Institute in West Palm Beach is unauthorized to perform mammography.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took corrective action against The Breast Institute, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, after declaring that the mammograms performed by the facility are a “serious risk to human health.”

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  • Allergan’s Failure to Warn Prompts Six New Lawsuits

    A group of women is accusing breast implant manufacturer Allergan of intentionally keeping the public in the dark about the cancer risk their product poses. Six women filed lawsuits against the company for its understated label warnings regarding BIOCELL textured implants, and the plaintiffs explain other ways in which the company’s cloak-and-dagger reporting tactics put the women in harm’s way.

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  • Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer Finally Recalled

    This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally requested that manufacturer Allergen issue a “voluntary” recall for its textured Biocell breast implants. The request comes two months after the FDA announced that despite having received a number of reports linking textured breast implants with a rare form of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) it would not remove the products from the U.S. market.

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