Manchester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 11, 2012 -- Express Solicitors, a national firm of fully accredited solicitors specialising in no win no fee claims, reveals that they are now able to help women who have been fitted with Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants.
Approximately 50,000 women throughout the UK have been fitted with implants by French company PIP, which were banned in 2010 when it was discovered that non-authorised, industrial grade silicone - normally used to fill mattresses - had been used rather than approved, medical grade material.
Tests have shown considerably high rupture rates among PIP implants [http://www.expresssolicitors.com/medical-negligence/pip-breast-implants.html]. While health officials in France and other countries have advised women to have their PIP implants removed, in the UK medical advice is that removal is only necessary if they are causing pain or tenderness.
Private clinics performed 95% of the fittings and the NHS five per cent. The NHS has said it will remove and replace implants for its patients, but as it stands, women who had the implants fitted privately are likely to have to pay if they are concerned about the risks.
PIP went into administration in 2010, leaving women anxious and confused about how they can pursue a personal injury claim and how compensation would be paid.
A spokesperson for Express Solicitors commented: "If you have been affected by the PIP scandal and believe you are eligible to make a claim, please call our clinical negligence specialist as soon as you can.
"We can help clients to seek compensation not only for removal and replacement of the PIP breast implants, but also pain and suffering due to removal and replacement, additional scarring, psychological trauma and adverse effects on health in the future. We can even act for males who may have had PIP pec or testicular implants.
"However, there is a time limit on making PIP claims, so we urge anyone affected to call us now."
For more information, contact Express Solicitors on 0800 294 6250 or visit www.expresssolicitors.com.
Tel: 0800 294 6250