Press Release from Thompsons Solicitors
Scottish PIP implant patients are due to meet Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday in their quest for a full public inquiry into the scandal.
Members of the PIP Implants Scotland campaign group will be accompanied by opposition MSPs Jackie Baillie and Malcolm Chisholm as they once again press the Health Secretary for answers.
Thursday’s summit at the Scottish Parliament follows hot on the heels of the UK Government’s official report on the scandal, which shifted blame away from the official bodies responsible for monitoring and regulating medical devices in the UK.
PIP Implant Scotland’s spokeswoman is Trisha Devine. She said:
“A lot has happened since we last met with the Health Secretary. We’ve pored over official reports and statements but we, the victims, are no further forward in knowing where we stand.
“There are so many questions that remain unanswered and we’ve put together a powerful case for a full, independent public enquiry to be held here in Scotland.
“We’re looking to the Scottish Government for support, and Nicola Sturgeon urgently needs to make clear what the guidance is on this.
“The victims of this scandal have been living a nightmare since finding out that what’s inside them could be dangerous. The least we’re owed is a transparent, independent and full public inquiry into this nightmare.”
Thompsons Solicitors are offering a free legal advice line to the victims of the scandal. Partner at Thompsons Solicitors, Patrick McGuire, said:
“We’re delighted that Nicola Sturgeon has stuck to her word and given the campaign group an audience at the Scottish Parliament next week.
“The UK Government has churned out its review of the scandal and its findings fail to address a number of key questions the victims and the Scottish people need answered.
“It’s high noon at the Scottish Parliament. The victims have waited long enough for official support.
“At Thompsons we’re standing fully behind these women in their campaign for fair treatment from their clinics, justice and for lessons to be learned from this scandal. That’s why we’re helping these women fight the clinics in the court and backing their calls for a full and thorough public inquiry into this scandal in Scotland.
“It is important that all victims of the PiP scandal seek legal advice to find out their rights. Anyone affected should call us to get free legal advice on 0800 089 1331.