The FDA announced recently that it has over 410 reports of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Among those reports there were nine deaths. It was revealed that both textured and smooth implants could lead to this type of cancer, although textured implants were the cause more often.
The lawsuit that brought this connection to light names manufacturer Mentor Worldwide. Mentor is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. They produce the MemoryGel® SILTEX® implants that caused BIA-ALCL in an Ohio woman.
The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer acted recklessly by failing to warn consumers of the health hazards of the implants, and further did not comply with FDA-mandated product safety studies.
More than five million women have used Mentor breast implants over the last 20 years. A countless number of women could be impacted by this claim.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed wtih breast cancer after the use of breast implants, please call the New Jersey product liability lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-384-1331. You can also contact us online. We will provide the knowledgeable guidance you need to win the compensation you need and deserve. Our offices are conveniently located in in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, from which we represent clients throughout the state of New Jersey.