We are currently investigating the possibility of claiming compensation for those with Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants.
PIP Implants Compensation
We are pursuing a large number of claims on behalf of those affected by the PIP breast implant scandal.
The PIP implants are said to have an unusually high rupture rate and contain non-medical grade silicon. The manufacturer, a French company called Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), was shut down in 2010 after authorities recalled its implants. Whilst the manufacturer of PIP implants is insolvent and without any valid insurance, we are pursuing claims against the clinics and the U.K. supplier.
Due to the large number of claimants, all PIP claims are now subject to the Group Litigation Order that was sealed on 17 April 2012. If you wish to claim compensation for faulty PIP breast implants, you need to join the Group Register. To find out how, please call us for free advice on 0800 145 5105 or 01782 416 016.
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PIP Implant – Latest News
Department of Health (December 14th 2012)
– Statistics regarding the PIP implant scandal was released by the Department of Health.
Northampton Chronicle (25th November 2012)
– A victim of the PIP implants scandal is calling for a closure of a loophole that allows medical firms to avoid paying compensation.
The Telegraph (19th October 2012)
– The NHS is facing a bill of almost £2m from the PIP implants scandal, as thousands of women have come forward for treatment after being turned away by private clinics.
London Evening Standard (12th October 2012)
– 378 women who had PIP implants fitted by the NHS have decided to have them removed, with 275 operations already taking place.
MailOnline (8th October 2012)
– A mother has had 10 operations in 16 years after her silicone breast implants burst and poisoned her. She told the Daily Mail that her burst breast implants ‘ruined her life’.
REUTERS (26th September 2012)
– Independent assessment agencies will be given greater powers to monitor medical device manufacturers, including unannounced factory inspections and regular product testing, following the PIP Breast Implant scandal.
Daily Star (2nd September 2012)
– Information seen by the Daily Star Sunday suggests that scientists could not identify some of the chemicals found in PIP Implants. Furthermore, some of the chemicals that were part-identified are used in plastics and adhesives, whilst others can cause severe injury if inhaled or ingested.
MailOnline (18th June 2012)
– PIP Implants are up to six times likelier to rupture than other brands but do not cause cancer. Leading Plastic Surgeons say it would be best for women to have the PIP Implants removed. Lawyers said official acknowledgement that the implants are sub-standard clears the way for women to sue.
BBC NEWS HEALTH (18th June 2012)
– Close to 47,000 women in the UK have had PIP implants fitted. In January, a research team concluded that there was not enough evidence to recommend the removal of PIP implants but it recognised the concern that the issue was causing. It found there was no link between PIP implants and cancer, plus the evidence on increased rupture rates was inconclusive.
WebWire (11th June 2012)
– A woman has been refunded thousands of pounds by Lloyds TSB after using her credit card to pay for her breast augmentation surgery, which was later on found to have been carried out using faulty PIP implants.
DailyRecord (7th June 2012)
– An estimated 4,000 women in Scotland may have received PIP implants from private companies. The implants manufactured by a French firm, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), were filled with non-medical grade silicone intended for use in mattresses. In total, about 47,000 British women are believed to have been given the PIP implants, which have been linked to ruptures and swelling in the body.
Brisbane Times (24th May 2012)
– A woman of 23, insecure about her appearance, made a decision to have silicon-gel implants, made by French company PIP, inserted into her breasts. The implants ruptured and now aged 35, cannot afford the $17,000 she was told it would cost to have them removed privately.
Morley Observer & Advertiser (24th May 2012)
– Nine ladies, who have been affected by the PIP breast implant scandal, gathered together to face an ‘I’m a Celebrity’-style challenge to raise funds for surgery to remove the defective PIP implants.
BBC News Leicester (21st May 2012)
– A Leicestershire woman, who had her faulty PIP breast implants fitted privately, said she was relieved to have them removed and was scared to hear there had been mattress filler and nail varnish remover used inside the implants.
BBC RADIO 1 NEWSBEAT (21st May 2012)
– The former Miss Great Britain had her PIP breast implants removed last year and pieces of silicone removed from her body. 50,000 British women have had PIP implants, which were banned in 2010 for containing industrial grade silicone.
Top News (19th April 2012)
– More than 400,000 women across the globe have had breast implant surgery using PIP implants, which were made of non-medical silicone.
MailOnline (14th May 2012)
– A government review into PIP breast implants has warned the UK medical regulator that it must take action to prevent any incidents in the future.
BBC News Health (14th May 2012)
– The safety of silicone breast implants made by the French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) is a major concern. The firm’s products were banned in 2010 when it was discovered that industrial grade silicone was being used. Implants should be made from medical grade material, which has passed safety tests for use in the human body.
Daily Star (14th May 2012)
– PIP clinics could be forced to pay out a high sum of more then £60 million to women fitted with dodgy PIP implants.
Daily Star (13th May 2012)
– Shocking ingredients found in PIP Implants include substances normally associated with petrol, nail varnish remover and rubber.
Chronicle Live (26th April 2012)
– A lady from Gosforth has been told that she could have toxic silicone from PIP Breast Implants in her body for life, as the content of a ruptured PIP implant has leaked into her lymph nodes.
Melton Times (16th April 2012)
– A frightened woman from Melton is counting down the days until she can have her PIP breast implants removed, after she discovered that one of the PIP implants had started leaking.
Mirror (15th April 2012)
– Ex-model Aimi Veness had been to see her GP to get advice regarding her PIP breast implants. However, when the surgery called her back and left a message on her answer phone, Aimi says she could clearly hear the staff mocking her appearance.
ITV News (13th April 2012)
– 1219 women, who had received PIP implants from the Harley Medical Group in London, have been referred to the NHS.
This is London (28th March 2012)
– According to This is London, new evidence has revealed that surgeons have experienced increased difficulty in removing ruptured PIP implants, which may mean there is a need to recommend that PIP implants are removed before rupture.
OnMedica (28th March 2012)
– The health select committee has published a report, following an inquiry into the PIP implants scandal.
BBC News (15th March 2012)
– According to the government, 7,000 more women than previously thought may have been fitted with banned PIP implants in the U.K.