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PIP implants (Poly Implant Prothese), have received a lot of media coverage over recent times. These silicone breast implants are thought to have been used by approximately 300,000 people globally and around 40,000 in the UK.
A large number of PIP implant claims are now being made following the discovery that the silicone used was not up to standard had the potential to cause rupturing.
The manufacturer (PIP) has now ceased trading, meaning it is not possible to seek compensation directly from them. However, there may be others who can be deemed responsible parties for the purposes of making PIP implant compensation claims.
The clinics and the surgeons (whether private or NHS), will have played a part in any implant surgery. As such, they have a certain accountability to patients. Exactly how much responsibility they should assume is still being examined. Cloverleaf is the company who distributed the implants and it is still under investigation for its level of responsibility in PIP implant complications.
To seek compensation you will normally have to prove any pain or suffering endured; either physical or psychological. Any financial losses are also considered. PIP implant claims are different from other cosmetic surgery cases because, at present, it is unknown what, if any, long-term damage could be.
If you have had PIP implants and believe that you have suffered as a result, please let us know as soon as possible as we may be able to help you make a claim. There are some legal complexities surrounding PIP implant complications at the moment and our legal team is ready to help with your questions.
Please contact us to speak with a member of our medical negligence team today. Call 0800 342 3206 or get in touch using the form above.
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