Wednesday, 28 December 2011

PIP Breast Implants - Not Approved by Regulators

Article by
Kevin Timms
The lawyer acting on behalf of PIP and its founder, Jean Claude Mas has released a statement about the affairs of PIP.

The lawyer, Yves Haddad, told Reuters yesterday that most of the breast implants sold by PIP since 1991 were produced using a silicone that was not approved by health authorities.

Mr Haddad said that PIP sold “simple” breast implants made with silicone that was not approved by health authorities and a high end breast implant using approved silicone for wealthier clients.

Haddad told Reuters “There is a product made by PIP which did not formally receive the (regulators’) approval and in this regard there was a violation of regulations”.

PIP started selling its silicone breast implants in 1991 and was, until recently, the third largest breast implant manufacturer in the world. PIP fell into liquidation in 2010 after the French authorities revealed that PIP was using an industrial grade silicone unapproved by the authorities.

Haddad said that the “house gel” was five times cheaper. He said “there was a basic product and a high end product, for people in the 16th (arrondissement of Paris) for example”. He was referring to an up market area of Paris.

Haddad further stated that PIP never asked France’s medical device regulator to approve its house made product but expected the silicone would have been approved.

The UK authorities have not followed the example set in France and have stated that there is no health risks associated with PIP breast implants. As a result of this, Garden House Solicitors have set up a National PIP Breast Implant Register in order to establish the true position with regards to these implants in the UK. If you have PIP breast implants please join the National PIP Breast Implant Register.

Garden House Solicitors are also bringing compensation claims on behalf of a growing number of women and already have a group action in the High Court in London. If you are interested in making a PIP Breast Implant Compensation claim please contact Kevin Timms on 01992 422 128 or email Kevin at kevin@gardenhousesolicitors.co.uk.



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