Monday 13 February 2012

New France Data on PIP Breast Implants

Article by
Kevin Timms
The French medical device regulator AFSSAPS has released further data with regard to  the rupture rates of faulty breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant Protheses ("PIP").

1379 PIP breast implant ruptures have been reported to AFSSAPS between 2001 and January 2012. Of these PIP breast implants 55% ruptured within the first five years of implantation. AFSSPAS have stated that the early ruptures were as a result of PIP breast implant failure.

In addition to the reported PIP breast implant ruptures, 875 inflammatory reactions were reported to AFSSPAS and 73% of these were not associated with a rupture.

Furthermore, AFSSAPS have confirmed that they have ordered the routine removal of PIP breast implants for preventative reasons (as opposed to precautionary) and that the removal procedure was not urgent.

For further information on PIP breast implants please contact Kevin Timms or Julie Retallick at Garden House Solicitors on 01992 422 128 or email them at

Tel: 01992 422 128

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