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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Medical Products

- HALF-HEARTED, CLOSED DOORS REVIEW IS NOT ENOUGH

The Scottish campaign group representing victims of the PiP implant scandal has accused the Health Secretary of denying them answers after she failed to back the group’s calls for a Public Inquiry into the scandal. 

The Sunday Telegraph has reported that the British Orthopaedic Assocation (BOA) has written to surgeons, expressing fears that not all patients who received the DePuy devices have been recalled for checks.

The corrpondence which was sent this month, says that records held by DePuy show that just over 1/3 of patients who received the devices are recorded as having been recalled.

- “LET’S END THE QUESTIONS AND GET SOME ANSWERS”

“Let’s end the questions and get some answers” that’s the message the Scottish victims of the PiP breast implant scandal sent the Scottish Government today as they called for them to set up a Public Inquiry into the scandal.  

DePuy ASR implant recallHip implants are supposed to last for at least 15 years.  According to figures, no more than 5% of hip implant patients should require revision surgery within 5 years.  However with the DePuy implant, over 13% of patients so far have required revision surgery due to the failure of the implant.

- COMPLETE LACK OF CONSISTENCY IN CLINICS’ APPROACH TO SCANS

Patrick McGuire, Thompsons Personal Injury SolicitorsScottish victims of the PIP Implant scandal are urging Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon to urgently clarify advice given to Scottish Healthcare providers on offering scans to PIP Implant victims who want to find out about the state of their implants.

There are many different reports as to how much compensation you can expect to receive if you require a hip replacement due to the DePuy ASR system.  If you have been affected by the recall you should ensure that you contact Thompsons no win no fee solicitors to assist you.  DuPuy are seeking to settle cases with claimants directly and this could mean that you undersettle your case.  Never sign anything or agree to the amount of compensation without first contacting a specialist solicitor.

- VICTIMS SAY: “STOP MAKING MONEY OUT OF OUR MISERY”

Patrick McGuire, Thompsons Solicitors ScotlandScottish victims of the PiP breast implant scandal have come together to launch a Facebook campaign demanding that private clinics meet their responsibilities to remove their dangerous implants.

- THOMPSONS SOLICITORS: CLINICS HAVE A DUTY TO COMPENSATE SCOTTISH BREAST IMPLANT VICTIMS ON TOP OF REPLACEMENT

Patrick McGuire, PartnerScottish victims of the PIP implant scandal and Scotland’s leading personal injury firm Thompsons Solicitors have called on all private providers to meet their responsibilities to replace the implants. 

Patrick McGuire, Partner- THOMPSONS LAUNCHES FREE LEGAL ADVICE LINE FOR BREAST IMPLANT SCANDAL VICTIMS

Scotland’s leading personal injury firm, Thompsons Solicitors, has said that clinics who offered the dangerous PIP implants could have a duty to pay compensation to those affected under consumer protection legislation.

The DePuy hip implant was only released to the medical market in 2005 but has reportedly experienced dramatic failure rates during its short lifespan.

DePuy is one of the oldest orthopedic companies in the world and was established in Indiana in 1895.  It was famously purchased from Roche Pharmaceuticals in 1998 by Johnston and Johnston who are the largest healthcare product manufacturers in the world.
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