Compensation for faulty pip implants
Cosmetic surgery is something that more and more British people are opting to partake in each year, but recently it’s been in the press for all the wrong reasons. Many women right around the UK have been the subject of faulty breast implants – known as PIP implants – and have been implanted with an industrial grade silicone rather than the traditional medical grade silicone implants – leading to a whole host of potential injuries.
For women who have suffered from this type of implant, the health risks can be substantial and if the implant were to leak it could leave a potentially lethal chemical in that person’s system. If you have been left with injuries as a result of a faulty PIP implant, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
IF I HAVE SUFFERED FROM FAULTY PIP IMPLANTS, WHO COULD I CLAIM AGAINST?
In most situations there are two main parties that you can claim against for a faulty PIP implant. If your surgeon knew about the faulty implants and continued to perform the operation without making you aware of the risks involved then you could consider a claim against the surgeon or doctor for their negligence. If the surgeon was not aware of the PIP implant at the time then you could consider a claim against the company who manufactured the faulty PIP implants.
WHAT ARE SOME INJURIES THAT I COULD SUSTAIN FROM FAULTY PIP IMPLANTS?
PIP implants are incredibly dangerous in nature, mainly due to the industrial grade silicone which is contained within them. Some injuries which you could sustain from this type of implant include:
- Rupturing of the implant which can lead to a leak
- Damage to the breast tissue and surrounding tissue
- Blood poisoning
- Potential death
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U?
Bringing to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience, Medical Compensation 4U can help you throughout your personal injury claim, working with you every step of the way. Our team will help to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to and that you feel relaxed throughout the compensation process.