Allergan Breast Implant Recall Lawyers: Biocell Textured Implants Linked To Cancer Risk

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted July 25, 2019


For several years, the product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have been investigating potential breast implant cancer lawsuits for women diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma that may develop in the tissue surrounding certain types of implants, which is commonly known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

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Saiontz & Kirk, PA, Attorneys & Lawyers, Baltimore, MD

In the face of overwhelming evidence that the risk is greatest with Allergan breast implants, a worldwide recall is being issued to remove devices that feature the “Biocell” textured surface from the market.

On July 24, the FDA announced that it had “requested” the move, after an investigation confirmed that that Allergan Biocell breast implants were linked to a cancer risk that was substantially greater than any other type of breast implant. The agency indicated that the breast implant cancer problems have resulted in:

  • 573 Breast Implant ALCL cases reported worldwide;
  • 84% (481) of the cancer cases involved Allergan Breast Implants;
  • 33 deaths from BIA-ALCL have been identified;
  • More than 90% of breast implant cancer deaths where the model is known involve Allergan devices;

The breast implant recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. provide free consultations and case evaluations to help women determine whether financial compensation may be available as a result of a cancer diagnosis.

All claims are reviewed by our attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any costs or expenses to hire our law firm and we only receive a fee or reimbursed expenses if a breast implant settlement is received.

Allegan Biocell Natrelle Breast Implant Recalls

According to the FDA Safety Communication, Allergan has agreed to remove breast implants that feature the same Biocell textured surface (shell), which is a unique surface used only by Allergan. The breast implant recalls impact:

  • Allergan Natrelle Saline-Filled Breast Implants (previously sold as the McGhan RTV Saline-Filled Mammary Implant) in styles 163, 168, 363 and 468.
  • Allergan Natrelle Silicone-Filled Textured Breast Implants (previously known as Inamed Silicone-Filled Breast Implants) in styles 110, 115, 120, TRL, TRLP, TRM, TRF, TRX, TCL, TCLP, TCM, TCF, TCX, TSL, TSLP, TSM, TSF, and TSX.
  • Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone Filled Breast Implants in styles 410FM, 410FF, 410MM, 410 MF, 410 ML, 410 LL, 410 LM, 410 LF, 410 FX, 410 MX, and 410 LX.
  • Natrelle 133 Plus Tissue Expander
  • Natrelle 133 Tissue Expander with Suture Tabs


6 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Kara says:

    So what happens to us cancer survivors that have this implants like I do? I called the plastic surgeon they said I need to have a MRI and a mammogram. To check because I’m having pain in my breast. But the thing is, I’ve had 15 surgeries in 2 years because my skin would die or something would happen like I would just all of a sudden get infection. Now I’ve went almost a year now with the implants I have now,I hurt at times I just thought that came with having implants. Now they are on recall…so what am I supposed to wait for 7 to 10 yrs and hope I don’t get cancer again…or worse..I dont know about this, i couldn’t sleep last night at the fear of getting cancer once again,I think the company should pay to have them removed from my body, new ones put back, pay for my time off work, my suffering, and the stress of all this, it’s not fair to live with the fear of not knowing if your gonna get cancer again. And to have to wait and see if you get cancer or not, why not take them out? Problem solved Right? Or no?

    Posted on July 26, 2019 at 3:16 pm

  • Susan says:

    I have had breast cancer 2x, opted for implants, only to have this recall happen. I had the double mastectomy in order not to worry about cancer again! I’m very distressed by this development.

    Posted on July 30, 2019 at 2:36 pm

  • Lisa says:

    I had breast cancer last year and received this implant. I’ve been told I cannot receive a new implant due to the nipple sparing procedure and my skin could die. I suffered with the breast cancer, now I have to wait and worry if the implant will give me cancer. And my breast can’t be fixed.

    Posted on August 1, 2019 at 9:31 am

  • Suzette says:

    I was diagnosed January 2016 with breast cancer. I had it in 3 places in the left breast, so I was already going to lose it. I chose to have the other one removed because I wasn’t going to live life worrying if cancer developed in the right breast. Though it’s been 3 1/2 years I do NOT regret my decision. I had reconstruction surgery and these implants were put in. Not only am I terrified about getting cancer again anywhere in my body, now I have these implants that have been recalled and they’re saying that “they don’t need to come out if your not experiencing any type of symptoms.” I didn’t have any symptoms when I was diagnosed with cancer! If it wasn’t for the mammogram machine, I would never had known. Even when then dr told me where the cancer was, I still didn’t “feel anything”. So how am I going to know if something develops and I don’t have any symptoms just like when I had breast cancer, NO SYMPTOMS!
    I totally understand that any foreign object that is put in the body carries a risk, BUT to know that I have implants that are “linked” to a rare cancer after fighting cancer already… that’s unacceptable! I personally already feel different, and I know and understand it’s “just me”. But I don’t want to live my life “wondering” if cancer is developing somewhere in my body due to the implants. That’s why I chose the bilateral mastectomy, so I wouldn’t worry and can live as normal as I can. But with this recall…. it’s seriously affecting me mentally and emotionally.
    I also had expanders put in and I’m not certain what the dr used. I’m waiting for a response from the drs office to let me know which ones he used since some expanders are being recalled.

    Posted on August 3, 2019 at 4:26 pm

  • Medy says:

    I had mastectomy on my right breast in 2014 due to Ductal Carcenoma Insitu. I also had a tissue expander Natrell 133 MV-11 placed at that time.
    My reconstructive surgery was July 2, 2014. The Allergan’s Breast implants Natrell 410 FF and both are included on the recall information.
    YEs, I am very concern and very afraid of getting cancer again.
    I suggest that we should get our exams, mammograms, MRIs, paid by the company. Any of you beautiful women agree with Me.??

    Posted on August 6, 2019 at 3:02 pm

  • Cathy says:

    I had a double mastectomy in 2014 ..I have had the textured implants for reconstruction. Saw my plastic surgeon this week and was told insurance WILL pay to have them switched out. Now I wouldn’t have known this because in the letter we received it said the FDA was recommending not to have them removed at this time…Bull Crap tell me they can cause a rare cancer….I don’t think so……so please don’t assume insurance won’t pay call your plastic surgeon

    Posted on August 14, 2019 at 11:19 pm

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