Allergan Cancer Diagnosis
Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Premier Lawyers of America, and His Elite Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Women Who Developed Cancer After Receiving Allergan’s Defective Breast Implants in Buffalo, New York
Irrespective of whether your implants were for reconstructive or purely cosmetic reasons, there is a modest but significant risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). BIA-ALCL is a type of cancer that attacks the immune system and can spread throughout the entire body. This type of cancer is life-threatening and requires urgent implant and scar removal surgery. Research has determined that textured silicone breast implants are roughly 400 times more likely to cause BIA-ALCL than smooth implants. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of women have Allergan breast implants. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), over 80 percent of all of the women suffering from BIA-ALCL worldwide had Allergan implants at the time of diagnosis. Consequently, the FDA has issued a recall on various Allergan breast implants and tissue expanders. If you, or a loved one, have Allergan’s recalled breast implants, you should not have to suffer in silence. Our experienced attorneys highly recommend consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon as soon as possible.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury and product liability cases. Over time, our highly skilled attorneys have seen the devastating impact that defective medical products can have on a victim’s life, ranging from serious health complications and cancer to death. The best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are prepared to fight for you. We will help ease your anger and fear associated with your cancer and other complications or a family member’s loss of life. If you have been diagnosed with cancer after your breast augmentation surgery, although no amount of money can erase your pain and suffering, you may be entitled to pursue monetary compensation and corrective surgery.
Victims with defective breast implants may be required to stay in the hospital for days or even weeks instead of being able to earn a living. Expensive medical bills may keep piling up, especially after the victim has stopped receiving paychecks. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team of defective Allergan implant lawyers in Buffalo, New York, aims to help ease the legal burdens that you will face so that you can spend more time with your loved ones and receive sufficient treatment. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their injuries and illnesses. Recognized as a Best Law Firm of America and honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to obtain the best result for your cancer and resulting damages. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. Call us today for your free consultation.How Is BIA-ALCL Diagnosed?
It is crucial for women with breast implants to report any changes in the appearance or size of their breasts to their doctor and schedule a full physical exam. Routine breast X-rays and mammograms are unable to accurately detect BIA-ALCL. If your doctor suspects you have cancer, he or she may refer you to an oncologist. Oncologists are physicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer. Your oncologist may schedule one or more of the following diagnostic procedures, including:
- Ultrasound or Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Imaging diagnostic tests are implemented to identify any swelling of lymph nodes or lumps and fluid accumulation in the breasts.
- Needle Biopsy: If imaging diagnostics detect excess fluid or mass, a fine-needle biopsy will be carried out. This type of biopsy is used to retrieve a sample of the fluid from the breast area. The fluid sample is then analyzed further at a laboratory.
- CD30 Immune Staining: This laboratory test is used to evaluate the fluid accumulation to identify the presence of CD30. When T-cell lymphocytes are activated, the substance CD30 comes about naturally. In cases where CD30 is present, it is a strong indication that the victim may be suffering from BIA-ALCL.
As with any type of cancer, early diagnosis of BIA-ALCL offers the greatest likelihood of a favorable outcome. Generally, victims of BIA-ALCL must have both their implants and scar tissue removed in a procedure called explant surgery. Advanced sufferers may require radiotherapy or chemotherapy, as well.
DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER FROM CANCER OR OTHER SERIOUS HEALTH COMPLICATIONS AFTER GETTING BREAST IMPLANTS IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK DEFECTIVE ALLERGAN BREAST IMPLANT CANCER LAWYERS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU DESERVE!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!