PiP implants were recalled from the UK market in 2010 after the regulatory authority- the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued an alert on the implants. The authorities found that the type of gel used in the implants was not approved. It was in fact non-medical grade silicone – similar to that used in mattresses.
The French regulatory authority (AFSSAPS) highlighted a high rupture rate in the French implants of 5% and reports linked the silicone to cases of cancer. UK Authorities recognise that these implants should not have been implanted in women but are unable to identify the full rupture rate for the UK and cannot rule out the possibility of them being toxic. Effectively, when it comes to the UK the official information just isn’t that clear.
However, at Thompsons Solicitors we know that a number of women are finding that their implants are rupturing, leaking or causing them considerable pain. If you had PiP implants and are experiencing the following symptoms, you should contact us and your doctor as soon as possible:
You should also contact us if you have received PiP implants but are not yet experiencing any symptoms.
At Thompsons Solicitors, we understand that as a victim of this scandal you want these implants out of your body and replaced. We believe that you have the right to claim compensation to cover the cost of any scans, removal or replacement needed and the pain and suffering you’ve been through.
If you’re a victim of the PiP breast implant scandal then call us for free legal advice and to take forward a no win no fee compensation claim on 0800 089 1331 or fill in our online form.
The Scottish victims of the scandal are campaigning with Thompsons to get justice and ensure a scandal like this is never allowed to happen again. You can find the group by following this link (https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/268479226549680/?notif_t=group_activity)or call us on 0800 089 1331 for more details.