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PIP breast implant health scare still shrouded in confusion

The confusion surrounding the breast implant health scare that emerged last year is seemingly no closer to being resolved as women all over the UK continue to live in limbo about what to do and where to turn.

The French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) have supplied an estimated 300,000 implants over the last 12 years for women in more than 60 countries. The implants have been causing problems for women for many years and, in some cases, the complications have been severe, if not fatal.

The PIP implants were banned in 2010 after it was found that they ruptured and leaked much more easily than other types, but they continue to cause complications for women around the world today.

The problems have been intensified by the fact that many women are confused about where to turn. Not everybody who received implants from the French firm is experiencing problems, but they continue to live in a state of confusion as to whether they should get the implants removed based on the complications experienced by some women across the country.

The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, told the BBC: "The overwhelming evidence continues to support the advice we've given women previously. It is not advisable for women to routinely have implants removed because the risk associated with an operation of that kind would outweigh the benefit of removing these implants."

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Around 50,000 women in the UK reported to have the implants are debating whether or not to get them removed, but the complications are worsened by the row over whose responsibility it should be to perform the surgery. Regarding the potential bills involved, those who had the implants fitted by the NHS do have the option of getting them removed and, if requested, replaced without having to foot a bill.

Conversely, Transform, the cosmetic surgery firm that operated on 4,000 women, is stipulating that any removal procedures will have to be paid for by the patients themselves.

There is a statement by the Health Secretary on the NHS website that reads: "We believe that private healthcare providers have a moral duty to offer the same service to their patients that we will offer to NHS patients - free information, consultations, scans, and removal if necessary."

If you are experiencing continued complications as a result of the PIP implants, you should seek medical attention to resolve your issues as soon as possible. If you think you are eligible to make a personal injury claim, please follow this link for more information.

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If you’ve undergone faulty breast implants and have been suffering from any complications or are concerned about health implications as a result, then you could be entitled to make a claim for Faulty Breast Implants. Because there are TIME LIMITS in place for bringing a claim, we advise you to contact us immediately on FREEPHONE 0800 567 7866.
Request a FREE CALL BACK by filling in the form to the right, and one of our expert advisors will contact you (without obligation) to discuss the matter further at your preferred time.
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