The FDA recalled breast implants that have been linked to a dozen fatalities stemming from the development of a rare cancer. They discovered that the implants are linked to a higher risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, which adversely affects the immune system. Out of nearly 575 reported cases, around 480 cases have been directly linked to the use of the breast implants. On Wednesday, the FDA urged the manufacturer to recall the devices due to its dangerous association with the rare cancer.
Physicians may prescribe drugs or the use of devices in good faith and to help patients who need them for medical reasons. Unfortunately, some manufacturers may fail to put the products through enough scrutiny and testing to ensure that they will not harm the patients who use them. Patients may develop medical complications that cause them to become injured or deal with more severe health issues that put them in unnecessary danger.
If you or someone you love developed medical complications due to the use of a defective device, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Philadelphia products liability lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC at 215-569-8488 or contact us online. We serve clients in Pennsylvania, including Delaware County and Chester County, as well as those in Delaware, and New Jersey.