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17 February 2012

PIP breast implants

Our Partner Neil Heavisides currently acts for a number of women who are bringing claims in connection with ruptured PIP breast implants inserted in private clinics and hospitals.

Recently these implants have gained significant publicity because of fears about their safety and the grade of silicone used.  PIP itself, based in the South of France, apparently used non medical grade silicone and has since gone into liquidation without assets or viable insurance. 

Neil is pursuing the cases against private clinics and hospitals on the basis that there was a contract with each of the women.  Each of the contracts will be subject to the statutory implied terms under the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, including the term that the breast implants would be of satisfactory quality. 

Neil has commissioned a team of specialists to assist in the cases.  A Polymer Engineer has examined the shell of one set of implants that have been surgically removed from a client and has come to the conclusion that the product seen is of unsatisfactory quality. 

If you have suffered from ruptured PIP implant please contact us.  We act for most clients under a No Win No Fee agreement, and your initial advice session will be free of charge.