Bloomberg Law, a leading legal news outlet, turned to Ross Feller Casey lawyers Brian J. McCormick, Jr. and Dena Young as expert sources for a report on new lawsuits involving breast implants that cause a rare form of lymphoma.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received more than 400 individual reports linking textured-surface breast implants and what has become known as Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL. Nine of those cases have resulted in deaths.
Ross Feller Casey has already filed several BIA-ALCL lawsuits. McCormick told the publication that he expects many more to come, and that Ross Feller Casey has been contacted by women from all over the world who have acquired the disease.
In April 2018, Ross Feller Casey filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit in the nation against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries relating to BIA-ALCL. The suit was brought on behalf of Renee Cashen of Ohio, who developed anaplastic large cell lymphoma eight years after having surgery to implant MemoryGel SILTEX implants, made by Mentor Worldwide.
Young told Bloomberg Law that this type of lymphoma is linked directly to the implantation of textured breast implants. “You’re not going to get that diagnosis without breast implants,’’ she said.