Thousands of women have celebrated the ruling of a French court that they should be compensated for dangerous PIP breast implants.
The Paris appeals court ruled that the women should receive damages following serious health issues caused by the French made implants filled with cheap, industrial grade silicone which had not been cleared for human use.
Although the manufacturer Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) was liquidated in 2010, the court has ruled that German firm TUV Rheinland was negligent in awarding safety certificates for use of the substandard implants.
It is understood that 540 British women are among those who will be due a compensation payment.
As medical negligence and personal injury specialists, Simpkins & Co has a solid understanding of the impact situations such as this can have on a person’s life.
Senior lawyer, Steve Simpkins said, “With cases such as this it is not just the immediate effect, but the long-term physical, emotional and psychological trauma that victims sometimes have to endure. Medical negligence can lead to a series of follow-on operations or health issues which have a lasting impact.”
“These sorts of legal cases are protracted, and it can be many years, as in this case, before damages can be agreed. Your legal team will be by your side throughout this period and will have your best interests at heart.”
If you believe you have a potential case for a medical negligence claim you will usually need to prove the extent of your pain and suffering alongside any financial losses resulting from the situation. Your lawyer will also be able to assess ongoing or long-term implications which can form part of the compensation claim.
Simpkins & Co Solicitors offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. We can also advise on any legal costs or no win- no fee arrangements.