Free corrective surgery could be made available to women with “faulty” breast implants

A debate has recently been sparked as to whether women who have received “faulty” breast implants should be given free corrective surgery by either private or public healthcare professionals. 

In the last few years between 40,000 and 50,000 British patients have received cheap industrial silicone implants from a company called Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) which could leave them with potentially serious health issues.

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While the French Government has already agreed to fund the removal of implants for its citizens, the NHS has not been so forthcoming, and the issues is presently being discussed as to who should foot the bill.

According to shadow health minister Andy Burnham, this presents the opportunity for the cosmetic surgery industry to take some responsibility for its actions.

“You get the distinct impression here that we’re dealing with an industry that’s good at the sales pitch and taking the money up front, but less good at the aftercare and facing up to responsibilities when things go wrong,” he said.

With the risk of a rupture believed to be as low as 1%, according to the MHRA, conclusions have been drawn that the silicone may not need to be removed.

But Tim Goodacre from the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons believes that most women would still like to see the implants removed.

“If you believe a device is faulty, I think this would be true in your car or any other object that you buy, you would want to have that replaced on a staged basis,” he said. 

Making a compensation claim for “faulty” breast implants

When it comes to plastic surgery procedures such as breast implants, it is the responsibility of your doctor or surgeon to ensure that you are fully aware of the risks and rehabilitation process required throughout the surgery. In addition, your surgeon must take the utmost care throughout the surgery to ensure that mistakes are not made and that you are not left with severe scarring or localised injuries as a result which could lead to further injuries. 

If you feel that you plastic surgeon has been negligent towards you throughout the process, or that they have made a mistake during your surgery, then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation to recoup any damages that you have incurred as a result. 

How can I make a claim?

When it comes to making a compensation claim the team at Manners Pimblett are here to help. Working together with you we can help to ensure that you receive ecompensation that you are entitled to. So what are you waiting for? To find out more, contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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