Defective Breast Implants: The FDA and Cancer

Legally Pink Law is your resource for Orlando defective medical device litigation. We are committed to representing victims of defective medical devices, including defective breast implants.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) is responsible for approving and monitoring the safety of breast implants in the United States. Despite outside studies and FDA studies that have linked breast implants to like anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), implants remain on the FDA safe list.

ALCL is a form of cancer found in the fibrous scar tissue that forms around a breast implant. Symptoms of ALCL can include pain, lumps, swelling, collection of fluid, hardening of the breast area, masses surrounding the breast area, or asymmetry in and around the implants. Occurrence of ALCL isn’t common enough for the FDA to ban all breast implants, but “acceptable risk” and “safe” take on a new meaning when you’re the woman who has developed breast implant related cancer.

If you have ALCL as a result of breast implants, contact our team of attorneys at Legally Pink Law for representation.