According to allegations raised in a product liability lawsuit filed against Allergan, McGhan Style textured breast implants caused a woman’s breast to swell to three times its normal size, and resulted in the diagnosis of a rare cancer that is increasingly referred to as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

Maureen Byrnes filed the complaint (PDF) earlier this month in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, pursuing damages from Allergan Inc., formerly known as Inamed Corporation and McGhan Medical Corporation.