Tandem Law Supports PIP Breast Implant Claims Across the UK
MANCHESTER, England, August 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Thousands of women across the UK placed their faith in their Breast Implants which
turned out to be defective.
A North West Law firm has launched a dynamic micro website aimed at women concerned
about PIP Breast Implants, who may be eligible for compensation claims,
The French company that designed and sold PIP breast implants containing the wrong
type of silicone, no longer exists. It went into liquidation in 2011.
Its closure and subsequent scandal provokes the question – how can a company sell a
clinical product, arguably dangerous to health, go bust, and not be held accountable to
Tandem Law is seeking redress on behalf of clients because it believes in professional
Michael Fong, Head of Technical and Legal Practice says: “Thousands of women across
the UK have placed their faith in a product which turned out to be defective. For
instance, they thought it contained medical grade silicone – not silicone normally used in
industry. These products were clearly substandard – the anxiety caused by the potential
effects to health need not be imagined. These women deserve justice from the surgeons and
clinics who treated them”.
In the UK alone approximately 47,000 women have been fitted with silicone implants
containing an industrial grade silicone not intended for cosmetic surgery.
A leaking or ruptured implant is not uncommon. However, these particular implants
contain non-medical grade silicone, potentially harmful if it enters the body and,
according to the most recent government report they have a significantly increased risk of
rupture or leakage – by a factor of as much as 2- 6.
Despite continental governments recommending implant removal, the UK has said PIP
Implants pose no long term risk to health. Women in France can have the removal procedure
for free but in the UK the NHS will only remove implants when it is clinically necessary.
The closure of PIP, the subsequent silicone scandal, as well as the conflicting
information about their being dangerous to health has created a depressing and outrageous
scenario for women in Britain.
Cosmetic surgery itself carries negative connotations in the media – in addition to
the PIP scandal, both have combined to compound the misery for women who have been victims
of this defective product, while private surgeons and PIP made millions in profit. If a
PIP Breast Implant is defective and/or bursts, any woman potentially becomes a personal
To obtain free information on whether a claim can be made go to
http://www.mypipbreastimplants.co.uk and leave contacts details. It is confidential
and a female member of the Tandem Law Team will contact you.
Also find Tandem Law on Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/#!/PIPImplantsAdvice ],
Twitter [http://twitter.com/TandemLaw ] and Pinterest [http://pinterest.com/tandemlaw ].
CONTACT Tandem Law +44(0)1772-554947 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Tandem Law