Breast augmentations are the most common type of cosmetic procedure carried out in the UK, with 10,003 women undergoing surgery in 2011*.
Unfortunately, not all of these procedures go to plan.
If your breast surgery resulted in illness or injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
You may be entitled to make a breast implant claim if:
1. You’ve been injured or suffered excessive or avoidable scarring during a breast enlargement or reduction procedure
2. You’ve suffered as a result of being given breast implants that have been shown to be defective - either for the anxiety and stress or physical harm caused by a rupture or leak
If you're not sure whether or not you can claim, contact us today and one of our friendly, legally trained advisors will talk you through your options. There's no obligation to proceed with a claim once you've made the call, and we won't charge you for the advice we offer.
Types of breast implant claim
There are certain risks involved in any type of surgery, which you should be made aware of before the operation. Some mistakes, though, are avoidable.
If you’ve suffered one or more of the following during your breast implant surgery, we could help.
- Avoidable scarring
- Nerve damage
- Anaesthetic complications, for example serious side effects caused by an incorrect dose
We can also help with claims relating to defective breast implants made by PIP or any other manufacturer.
PIP breast implants
PIP breast implants made the headlines following research which showed that breast implants manufactured by the French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) were significantly more likely to rupture than those made by other manufacturers.
We understand that if you have PIP breast implants, you may be worried about the effects a leak could have on your health.
We can help you understand if you’re entitled to claim compensation for any physical harm, including irritation and inflammation caused by a rupture or leak caused by PIP implants, or for the anxiety and stress you've experienced.
No win no fee breast implant claims
Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to talk through your experience with us and find out if you can claim. If so, we'll work with you to win the compensation you are entitled to. Like all our medical negligence claims, your breast implant claim can be made on a no win no fee basis.
*Source: British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons