At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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Cosmetic and Beauty

The Paris Court of Appeal has today ruled in favour of victims of PIP implants across the UK.

TUV Rhineland, the European safety certifying body, has been held liable to pay thousands in compensation to the women who received faulty implants. The implants (manufactured by the now liquidated French company Poly Implant Prothèse) contained non-medical grade silicone, with a significantly higher rupture rate. It was on account of the safety certificates produced by TUV Rhineland that these implants were allowed into the market and then into the bodies of women.

Do research before getting beauty treatments, trust me I know to my cost!

So, you want to go and get your eye lashes done.  You are out and about and see a salon advertising beauty treatments.  You’ve never been before, you pop in and they advise they have space to do your lashes and decided to go ahead and get the treatment done.  You don’t do any checks into the salon as you don’t have time…

Liposuction is a well-known cosmetic procedure where unwanted fat is removed from the body using suction. The procedure generally costs between £2,000 and £6,000 depending on the area being treated and its aim is to alter the body shape of the patient undergoing the procedure. It has been reported that the procedure is becoming increasingly common in the UK with more people willing to go under the knife.

Botox, dermal fillers, teeth whitening, hair-transplanting: the providers are regulated from this month, but are they regulated enough?

You may remember first becoming aware that places other than hospitals were offering “cosmetic” procedures: an advert for Botox in your local dental practice; hearing of someone’s image-altering treatment in an unfamiliar clinic; a friend displaying whitened teeth gained through treatment at a hairdressers?

Worries over the number of "untrained and unregulated" cosmetic surgeons and the consequent risk of botched procedures and cosmetic surgery compensation claims has led the Scottish Government to call for more stringent measures to address the problem.

The government's call has won the backing of many leading industry figures, including, importantly, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), which stated its belief that unless the situation is improved "patient safety cannot be guaranteed"; something which may lead to "disastrous results".

A 28-year-old woman has secured personal injury compensation after being badly burned while using a sun bed.

On her first visit to a tanning salon in Kent, the woman was instructed by a therapist to use the sun bed for ten minutes. The recommended period of safe usage was just five minutes.

A lens implant, first used in the UK in January 2014, has become the subject of debate following a claim that the lens has damaged, rather than enhanced, the eyesight of a number of patients, the Guardian reports.

A 46-year-old man is determined to pursue a corrective eye surgery claim following the procedure which, he says, has left his vision worse than ever.

An ambulance technician has been left in constant pain as a result of treatment she received at an NHS hospital in Scotland.

The 46-year-old is pursuing a medical negligence compensation claim with Thompsons following the use of controversial mesh implants to treat an overactive bladder.
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