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Allergan Hid Textured Breast Implant Cancer Risk, Suit Says

Sept. 23, 2019, 4:33 PM

Allergan Inc. and related companies failed to disclose a link between breast implants and a rare cancer, and offered an insufficient warranty program to replace recalled implants, a new proposed class suit says.

Lana Tauben alleged her Allergan Biocell silicone breast implants with a textured surface increase her risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.

BIA-ALCL isn’t breast cancer, although in most cases, it’s found in the scar tissue and fluid near the implant.

Allergan recalled Biocell implants in July 2019, after the Food and Drug Administration said textured implants have been ...