Claiming compensation for PIP implants

 

Although breast implants are always a hotly discussed topic, in recent months they have really come to the forefront of the news with the revelations that PIP implants could be potentially dangerous to a person’s health. Although all breast implants carry with them a certain risk, the main risks behind the PIP implants was the revelations that they contained a type of silicone that had not been approved for use within the human body.

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When it comes to breast implants, there are a number of risks involved throughout the surgery and as a result, consultation is crucial when it comes to ensuring that a person is fully aware of the risks before they undertake the surgery. If you have been given PIP implants without being made fully aware of any potential risks then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

How are PIP implants dangerous?

PIP implants can be dangerous in a number of ways, but the main problems associated with them involves the type of silicone that has been used to fill the implants. Instead of the traditional silicone, the silicone used in the PIP implants was a far cheaper option which is usually used as industrial-grade silicone.

What injuries could this lead to?

As with any type of breast implant surgery there are a number of injuries that you could claim for and this includes:

  • Injuries incurred during surgery
  • Explosion of PIP breast implants
  • Leakage of PIP breast implants
  • Severe scarring which results from surgery
  • Injuries sustained while attempting to remove PIP implants.

Who can I claim against?

When it comes to making a compensation claim for PIP implants there are many people that you could potentially make a claim against. Initially, you could make a claim against your surgeon for any problems which occurred during surgery or as a result of poor rehabilitation. If your injury was caused directly by the implant then you may be eligible to make a claim against the company that has manufactured the implant.

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation it can often seem like a daunting task, but with help from the team at Manners Pimblett it doesn’t have to be. We will work with you through your compensation claim, to ensure that you receive the  compensation that you are entitled to. 

To find out more about how we can help with your claim, contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772. 

 

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