Breast Implant Related Illnesses
Attorneys at Dampier Law, P.C. are currently evaluating cases for women who have been diagnosed with BIA-ALCL. We are also investigating claims against Mentor or Sientra and their failure to adequately manufacture breast implants, resulting in implant rupture.
The FDA has requested a recall on several popular types of breast implants due to an increased risk of a rare illness. Over the past several years, many women have come forth with complaints about a rare cancer they believe are related to their breast implants. This type of cancer, known as breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, can have devastating effects on women. After years of complaints, the FDA and at least one manufacturer of the breast implants consider these implants unsafe and therefore have pulled a select few off the market.
The main symptoms of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL, include swelling and pain in the area of the implant. These symptoms can occur shortly after the implant was placed, or years afterward. Over 550 cases globally of BIA-ALCL have been reported to the FDA and there have been 33 reported deaths associated with the illness.
In addition to BIA-ALCL, women are experiencing a broad range of symptoms after receiving their breast implants. Breast Implant Illness (BII) is a term used by women who have breast implants, these symptoms include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Night sweats
- Poor Wound Healing
- Immune System Dysfunction
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes
- Digestive Issues
- Hashimoto’s Disease
- Cognitive Dysfunction
- And more…
It is not uncommon for these women to learn their breast implant had ruptured. A ruptured implant can lead to devastating health consequences. Despite this fact, women struggle to have the implant removed from their bodies. Once removed, symptoms of BII nearly disappear.
Fight For Your Rights With A Breast Implant Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been affected by BIA-ALCL or BII due to a ruptured breast implant you are not alone. We have a team of attorneys that are dedicated to fighting for your rights and working to get compensation for your injury. Compensation in cases like these may include:
- Medical Expenses
- Loss of Income
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
If you have a breast implant injury claim, our lawyers are here to listen and help guide you through the process. Dampier Law often represents clients on a contingency fee basis; you don’t pay anything until we obtain compensation for you. If you would like to learn more about your options call us today for a free consultation. Or simply fill out the form and one of our attorneys will reach out to you.
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