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.

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Thompsons Solicitors Scotland
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- Women affected must not suffer in silence

Patrick McGuire, PartnerSpeaking following the Government’s announcement that a further 7,000 women in the UK may have been victims of the PiP implants scandal, Scottish campaign group “PiP Implants Scotland” and their solicitor Patrick McGuire expressed concern at the new figures and urged victims not to suffer in silence.

It is understood that following an investigation by the UK regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), French authorities said this week that PiP implants made before 2001 could also contain the non-medical grade silicone at the heart of the scandal.

Spokeswoman for the “PiP Implants Scotland” campaign group, Trisha Devine, urged women to join their group to get support:

“This scandal just feels like an endless nightmare.

“I understand how these women must be feeling because when I first found out that I had PiPs inside me I didn’t know where to turn.  I felt scared and that I wasn’t getting straight answers. 

“No woman hit by this scandal should suffer in silence.  Join our group on facebook and we can offer support and advice.

“We need to fight this campaign together and the more we are, the stronger our voice to fight for justice and answers to make sure this never happens again.”

Partner at Thompsons Solicitors and lawyer for the Scottish victims of the PiP scandal, Patrick McGuire, said:

“This is concerning news.  This scandal now goes beyond what was initially thought. 

“This development just reinforces the failures made in the regulation and monitoring of these products.  Clearly better monitoring and information gathering is needed. 

“The news must be causing a lot of concern among women who have today found out that they could also be victims of this scandal.  Our advice to all woman concerned is clear: don’t suffer in silence.  Speak to your doctor and find out your legal rights.”

The firm has a free advice line for the victims of the scandal (0800 0891331). He said that the victims of the scandal are entitled to justice:

“The victims of this scandal have the right to claim compensation covering the cost of scans, removal, replacement as well as the pain and suffering that this nightmare has put them through.

“These women have found their lives turned upside down by this scandal.  They deserve justice.”  

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