Breast Implant Compensation Claims

Breast Implants
LLB (Hons) Nimish Patel
Legally reviewed by: LLB (Hons) Nimish Patel In: Medical Negligence

Breast implant compensation claims are on the rise, with Allergan textured breast implants being removed from the European market in December 2018, after they were found to be linked to a rare form of breast cancer. Whilst cosmetic breast surgery is very popular, it can cause dangerous side effects if not carried out in the safest way possible. If you have suffered from cancer from breast implants or any form of negligent breast surgery, then experienced legal professionals will be able to help you to claim the compensation that you are owed.

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Breast Surgeries

There are a number of different breast procedures that are carried out safely in the UK. These include breast reductions, breast enlargement, breast uplifts, and breast reconstructions. The large majority of surgeries are successful, if the duty of care for surgeons is adhered to. However, there are cases that are known to have gone wrong.

Breast Implant Claims

Allergan textures breast implants were first removed from the European market in December 2018, due to them being linked to a rare form of cancer called Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The reported symptoms are mainly the late onset of painful swollen breasts and the collection of fluid between three and 14 years after implantation.

The potential risks and complications of having breast implants can include:

  • Pain and inflammation
  • Infection or bleeding
  • Scarring, including shrinkage of the scar tissue around the implant – also known as capsular contracture
  • Ruptures and movement of the implant
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Problems with breastfeeding
  • Cancer
  • Breast Implant Illness

There have also been known cases of problems with Poly Implant Prosthesis (PIP). These types of PIP silicone implants have been found to be dangerous and substandard due to the fact that they contain industrial rather than medical grade silicone. Therefore they are 2-6 times more likely to rupture than standard silicone breast implants. These implants were banned in the UK in March 2010 by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), but it is estimated by NHS Choices that over 47,000 British women received these implants. If you have been unfortunate enough to have received one of these implants, then PIP breast implant compensation could be available to you.

If you feel that you have suffered from any form of negligent cosmetic surgery, then our specialist team can help you. Whether it is with breast augmentation claims, or more general cosmetic breast surgery claims, there will always be a professional who can help you on our team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I claim compensation for Breast Surgery Negligence?

If you feel in any way that you have suffered from negligent care during breast surgery, then you can likely claim compensation. An informative chat with our lawyers will make clear to you what your situation is and whether you can make a claim.

How can breast surgery go wrong?

There are a number of different things that can happen when breast surgery goes wrong. These can include, but are not limited to:

- Blood clots
- Infection
- Breast asymmetry
- Persisting pain
- Skin necrosis
- Fluid accumulation
- Temporary or permanent change in nipple sensation

How can we help you claim the compensation you deserve?

Our team of experienced lawyers have a great deal of experience with medical negligence and can help you through every step of the compensation process. We will be able to investigate your medical care and establish what you will be entitled to.