Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

by Staff Blogger | June 27th, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of women receive breast implants every year for a variety of reasons. Whether due to a mastectomy or for purely cosmetic reasons, the quality and safety of the implants are extremely important. In recent years, some implants have been linked to an increased risk of a rare and potentially fatal form of cancer. The risk is associated with thousands of textured implants, yet the threat isn’t prominent on product labeling.

Thankfully, if caught early, this form of lymphoma can be treated by corrective surgery and/or chemotherapy. However, the longer it goes undiagnosed, the harder it may be to eliminate the disease. Women should look for the following symptoms:

  • Painful swelling
  • Fluid buildup around the implant
  • Lumps in the breast or armpit

If you or someone you love underwent breast augmentation and developed lymphoma, contact the lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough immediately. You may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer for medical expenses and more. We’ll do everything within our power to determine the cause of your condition and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation. The lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough want to help.