PIP Breast Implants Deemed Defective

Written by
Rachael O’Shaughnessy on
03 August 2021

At a glance: A French appeal court has determined that patients who have suffered physical and/or mental harm from defective PIP breast implants are entitled to compensation. Irish women that received the French manufactured implants which are defective should contact their doctor and can contact us for legal advice.  

2,700 women brought legal cases in France claiming they suffered long-term physical and mental health problems after receiving PIP (Poly Implant Prosthese) implants which were filled with cheap, industrial-grade silicone not approved for use in humans. 

An appeal court in Paris ruled that women who received these defective implants manufactured in France should receive compensation. It was adjudicated that the German firm TUV Rheinland was negligent in awarding safety certificates. 

The PIP Implant World Victims Association has said that damages amounting to thousands of euro for each victim were being sought in France. 

The Irish Examiner reported that it is understood that up to 10,000 Irish women are amongst the victims. 

If you have received a PIP breast implant you can contact our team at HOMS Assist to advise you if you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. 

If you have received a PIP breast implant it is important to get legal advice from specialist solicitors who understand the unique nature of  defective implants claims. 

We have over 50 years expert legal experience advising such patients. 

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