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Making a breast enlargement claim   Sophie Townsend of our cosmetic surgery compensation team looks at the circumstances in which you can make a breast enlargement claim. If you would like to know where you stand you can call Sophie and her team on 0808 139 1606 or email [email protected]   Breast enlargement is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures carried out in the UK. However, while most women are satisfied with the outcome of their surgery, a significant minority encounter problems. The issues we are...

Further hope for UK PIP breast implant victims   Campaigning PIP breast implant lawyer, Oliver Thorne, reports on the latest victory in the French courts which he says is good news for the many victims here in the UK.   Oliver Thorne, a partner in Slee Blackwell’s medical negligence team has been working with French lawyers to ensure PIP breast implants victims receive justice and are rightfully compensated. The PIP scandal originally hit the headlines when it was discovered that PIP breast implants manufactured between...

As many as 47,000 British women may be entitled to claim PIP breast implant compensation, but they should act quickly as the next hearing is scheduled for 17th December 2018. PIP Update April 2020  Slee Blackwell are currently representing over three hundred claimants in a Group Litigation Claim against TUV Rheinland, the manufacturers of faulty PIP breast implants. This claim is taking place in the French Courts.   Regrettably we are no longer accepting new cases for the TUV 5 group of claims. However, we...

Slee Blackwell welcomes French court's ruling that gives hope to UK PIP breast implant victims We are now taking on new PIP claims Campaigning PIP lawyer, Oliver Thorne, was in Paris yesterday (10th October 2018) to hear the verdict of France's highest court on the faulty breast implant scandal. Oliver, a partner in our medical negligence department, was delighted when he received news of the court's decision to overturn an earlier ruling which looked to have closed down any prospect of PIP victims throughout the...

Slee Blackwell's specialist negligent cosmetic surgery team succeed in recovering compensation in another botched rhinoplasty claim Following on from earlier rhinoplasty and nose-job successes (including a botched rhinoplasty claim that was settled out of court in 2016, details of which can be found here) cosmetic surgery lawyer Oliver Thorne has now recovered compensation totaling £30,000 plus costs for another victim of a negligent rhinoplasty procedure. 4 botched rhinoplasty claims against the same surgeon Oliver has in fact acted in no less than six botched rhinoplasty claims...

Slee Blackwell are pursuing claims in the French courts for women who have suffered injury as a result of receiving defective PIP breast implants. Interim payments totalling €495,000 have already been recovered on behalf of our clients in the French litigation by Oliver Thorne and his team. The PIP scandal hit the headlines when it was discovered that Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), a French company manufacturing breast implants, had been using substandard, industrial-grade silicone. The defective implants were more likely to...

A decision in the French courts has created an opportunity for women who missed out on the first wave of PIP compensation claims to finally seek justice. STOP PRESS: October 2018 ruling means that we are now able to take on new PIP claims Since 2012 we have recovered significant sums of money for victims of the PIP scandal. This has seen us teaming up with lawyers in France in order to pursue claims there on behalf of women in the UK. It...

As a lawyer specialising in cosmetic surgery negligence claims throughout the country I’m often asked for guidance by people who are contemplating going under the knife. They may have read the horror stories regularly featured in the press or seen one of the TV programmes about botched cosmetic surgery that now feature heavily on the satellite channels. What they want to know is whether there is anything they can do to avoid becoming a victim themselves. Needless to say, it is...

The General Medical Council is introducing new rules designed to offer greater protection to patients undergoing cosmetic procedures in this country. The rules, which come into force in June and apply to both private clinics and the NHS, are aimed at ensuring patients are not rushed or pressured into having cosmetic surgery. Marketing promotions such as two-for-one offers are to be banned and any doctors found to be in breach of the rules will face being struck off the medical register. Surgeon and...

Our client consulted a cosmetic surgeon regarding a rhinoplasty procedure in 2013. She specifically asked him not to reduce the size and profile of her nose and discussed in great detail what her expectations of the surgery were. The cosmetic surgeon agreed that he could provide the look she wanted and advised her that she needed septoplasty as her nose was deviated. On the day of the surgery in January 2014 the cosmetic surgeon went through the consent process with our client...